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If both surfaces are lapped properly, then you'll only need a very small dot in the center of the IHS. Re-seat and use a very small amount of thermal compound. Also, double check with a light test to see if the lap job really made them flat. If they're both flat and you use a little bit of compound and you still have high temps, investigate a washer mod for your heatsink (very simple and very cheap) or upgrade the case cooling.

The Light Test:

1) Place the Ultra 120 Extreme on a table with the base facing the ceiling.
2) Place the Q6600 face down on top of the base. (You should see the contacts on the back of the processor facing the ceiling)
3) Shine a light between the contact of the two objects.
4) If light is visible between the two, then you need to re-lap as they're not perfectly flat.
5) If no light is visible between them, then you've got a great lap job
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Your room temp is pretty high. You need better airflow to cope with it.
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Originally Posted by afzsom View Post
If both surfaces are lapped properly, then you'll only need a very small dot in the center of the IHS. Re-seat and use a very small amount of thermal compound. Also, double check with a light test to see if the lap job really made them flat. If they're both flat and you use a little bit of compound and you still have high temps, investigate a washer mod for your heatsink (very simple and very cheap) or upgrade the case cooling.

The Light Test:

1) Place the Ultra 120 Extreme on a table with the base facing the ceiling.
2) Place the Q6600 face down on top of the base. (You should see the contacts on the back of the processor facing the ceiling)
3) Shine a light between the contact of the two objects.
4) If light is visible between the two, then you need to re-lap as they're not perfectly flat.
5) If no light is visible between them, then you've got a great lap job
Thanks. I'll try this method again. What washer mod are you talking about? Please let me know.


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Your room temp is pretty high. You need better airflow to cope with it.
I've put my system in difference places but these temp don't change.
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Can you post a pic of thermal compound on ur CPU? It should be a thin line down the middle. Also remember to fill in ur specs in user cp .
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Actually for quad cores your supposed to spread the thermal paste horizontally, and vertically for dual cores.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._quad_wcap.pdf
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hi guys.

Today I re-lapped my HSF and CPU again, applied thermal paste. I've taken few photos and here they are. I'm still getting the same temp as first post.





Oh btw, I just upgrade my video card to 9800 GX2, this is a freaking HOT video card. So I guess I'll have to bear with it.
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