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Hey all,

So I have a lapped Q6600 B3 and a lapped Tuniq Tower. I started applying some AS5 only to realize it was pretty much used up. I managed to squeeze a tiny bit out but didn't think there was enough, so I threw some Artic Silver Ceramic on there as well. Is this a bad idea? lol. I bought some more AS5 so I could remount it but I have about a million other things to do over the next several weeks and really dont want to take out the motherboard yet again.

I ran speedfan and the cores started at about 32*C and instantly rose to 42*C at load, then proceeded to slowly creep over the next few minutes to 51*C. I'm wondering if this means my paste isn't doing such a good job. Coming from AMD just a few weeks ago, I've learned not to trust Speedfan as it gave horrifically inaccurate temps with AMD Brisbane cores, so is this an accurate reading of my Q6600?

Thanks for the help. And please before just saying "remount with the AS5" (b/c I know that's what I should do) please consider if its actually needed.
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post #2 of 6
for a Q6600 51 isn't too bad actually from what I have seen posted in these forums. I personally am using noctua's NT-H1 TIM and it works really good.
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post #3 of 6
I don't think that was a good idea. as5 needs 200 hrs to cure.Seen you lapped both cpu and tuniq. All you needed was just a little bit seen both will be flat and a little TIM would have spreaded more.
I have both lapped and I just use as5 the size of a rice grain.
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post #4 of 6
Download core temp from our downloads section. It gives pretty accurate temps. for C2Q.

Considering both surfaces are lapped, you should be getting a little better temps out of it, but not by much. B3's tend to run hella hot.
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This is at stock speeds by the way. Is that normal for the temps to jump 10*C, then creep another 10*C? My AMD jumped like 10*C then creeped another 2-3. It might have creeped higher, I just got frustrated and x-ed out and went to work lol.
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That's fairly normal. Use Coretemp just to make sure the temperatures are accurate, but do bear in mind that AS5 does require cure time, and that 51c honestly isn't all that bad for a core temperature.
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