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AS5 Increased Temps?!

post #1 of 9
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Yeah, so awhile ago, I removed the thermal paste on my cooler and cpu with rubbing alchohol and earwax thing. (Athlon 64 3700+, yes, I know its old) and the temps increased from 35c idle to 40c+ idle on stock cooling.


Suggestions?
post #2 of 9
Is your ambient temps the same as before for starters? If so then you probably applied too much.
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post #3 of 9
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Yeah, same ambient.
Too much eh?
I didn't think I put that much on...

If I took the cooler off to take pictures as references, would that require me to apply new thermal compound?
post #4 of 9
Yes you will have to clean then reapply. You need no more than a small ball bearing sized dot in the middle of the cpu, then just place the heatsink directly on and clamp it down. This will spread the paste perfectly. If you need a picture for reference check out this link, http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm
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post #5 of 9
pick some mx-2 up
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post #6 of 9
depends on ur Outside temps dude. did u try this at night then use the new paste during the day hours when its hotter? lol


Go buy some OCZ freeze AS5 is a joke and is only good for filling cracks in walls.
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No more than what's pictured.

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post #8 of 9
reseat the hs. maybe you didn't put it back on tightly.
post #9 of 9
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Uh, yeah.
I think its a dud, cause I scratched it with a pocket knife like 500 times when I was dumb and didn't know how the get the stuff off.
Oh well, it would never overclock very well anyways.
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