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My zalman 9700 came with a small bottle of zalmans liquid thermal compound. It goes on like nail polish. You just dip the brush in and spread a very thin layer all around the cpu. It works great for me. Lowered my cpu temps about 15 degrees.
If the CPU divide in 4 parts, do you mean spread it into 4/4 ?
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you still can cover the whole thing with a light coating
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What board and cpu are you using it on out of curiosity?

I find that every cpu/heatsink is different and you have to learn what yours needs. I usually use about a grain of rice like they said but then I put about 1/4 of a grain on the heatsink itself then mount them together. Also the zalman 9700 needs good air flow through it. So you want a fan blowing from the front to the back of the zalman. Also if you put a sidefan blowing inward on the top of the zalman it won't work right(yes I have spent countless hours on my setup), so if you have a side fan right over the zalman make it exhaust.
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What board and cpu are you using it on out of curiosity?

I find that every cpu/heatsink is different and you have to learn what yours needs. I usually use about a grain of rice like they said but then I put about 1/4 of a grain on the heatsink itself then mount them together. Also the zalman 9700 needs good air flow through it. So you want a fan blowing from the front to the back of the zalman. Also if you put a sidefan blowing inward on the top of the zalman it won't work right(yes I have spent countless hours on my setup), so if you have a side fan right over the zalman make it exhaust.
nicely said +1

Basically you need to change the configuration of your fans at the moment your pretty much keeping all the hot air in there, you need to get rid of some of it. 3:1 (correct me if im wrong) is always a good ratio fo exhaust:intake, however it does vary from pc to pc and you may just want to try it
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What board and cpu are you using it on out of curiosity?

I find that every cpu/heatsink is different and you have to learn what yours needs. I usually use about a grain of rice like they said but then I put about 1/4 of a grain on the heatsink itself then mount them together. Also the zalman 9700 needs good air flow through it. So you want a fan blowing from the front to the back of the zalman. Also if you put a sidefan blowing inward on the top of the zalman it won't work right(yes I have spent countless hours on my setup), so if you have a side fan right over the zalman make it exhaust.
I'm using motherboad P5N-D
I even try to open up my casing to let the air in, the temperature still the same. So I think the problem is not about the fans. I also tried to put a thin surface of thermal grease, the temperature still the same.
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If I put my side fan on intake, over the zalman I would get 5C hotter on the cpu. When I switch it to exhaust its seems to interfer with the zalman. I would keep trying different amounts and placement of paste. First what temperature monitoring software are you using? Or does it say 68C in bios? Download Realtemp http://www.overclock.net/downloads/322253-realtemp.html And see what it says as well.
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Okay, so what exactly is you fan setup like RIGHT now?
How many intake fans (and where), and how many exaust (and where)?

This will tell the story, like lemans81 said, the Zalman 9500/9700 need good airflow to work properly.
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Okay, so what exactly is you fan setup like RIGHT now?
How many intake fans (and where), and how many exaust (and where)?

This will tell the story, like lemans81 said, the Zalman 9500/9700 need good airflow to work properly.
The intake fans at font of casing and at top of it.
There are 3 exhaust 2 at the side, another at the back of my casing

sorry for late reply



here is my temperature showing


Edited by rambo406 - 5/11/08 at 9:58am
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My zalman 9700 came with a small bottle of zalmans liquid thermal compound. It goes on like nail polish. You just dip the brush in and spread a very thin layer all around the cpu. It works great for me. Lowered my cpu temps about 15 degrees.
Hey guys I installed my cpu Q6600 like a week ago. I have the Asus Arctic Square heatsink and it came with a little siringe. The guy at the store said to put a penny's worth so i squeeezed it all out into the center then when I put the heatsink on it spread out all over the CPU. I noticed it went a little to far so I cleaned the corners some. My temps are 25C - 30C and 40C under load do you think my thermal greese is fine?
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