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Hey guys,
When I first assembled my system, I didn't know how much grease I suppose to put on it. I believe I made pretty thick horizontal line with two dots up and down of the line, which is too much, I know(Almost like a cross). I took it again, when I learned lapping and put little less(not much difference amt as first time). I'm running 3.0GHz(8 X 375) with idling core temps around 35-42 degrees, which also I believe is normal temp strangely. I really don't wanna take my entire system out because of this huge cooler, when there isn't a serious reason..

So, my question is, will there be noticible temp difference if I reapply the grease. What I mean by noticible is 3 or + degrees difference.

Secondly, my tuniq tower's fan is exhausting air out through my 200mm fan which is located at the top of the case. As same as above, do you think reseating my tuniq tower to the 120mm exhaust rear fan give positive and noticible difference. Use the attached pic for better understanding.
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Sounds like you applied too much TIM, just try a dot in the middle of cpu, or the vertical thin line of TIM? As bad as it sounds, If you want an improvement in your temps, you HAVE to make sure your applying just the right amount of TIM so most likely you have to take off the TT.
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TIM is only used to fill in the micro holes in between the heatsink and CPU, this way it increases the thermal conductivity of the two objects. If too much TIM is applied, the effect can be the opposite of what you want. If too much grease is applied, instead of the thermal conductivity being increased the TIM has the ability to conduct the heat itself, rather than helping to transfer it.

I'd recommend re-seating that CPU of yours.
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Grease and Paste, do you apply differently according to the amts?
    
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post #5 of 33
im having same issue as you

just a note, your probably going to need to relap the quad and tuniq now, my tx-1 is eating the copper on both, its putting pits in it
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im having same issue as you

just a note, your probably going to need to relap the quad and tuniq now, my tx-1 is eating the copper on both, its putting pits in it
So, when I take my TT out to reapply, I should relap? I have, I think, copper stains all over my cpu last time I lapped it. But when I reapply my TX-1, i should put same amt as one grain of rice?
    
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post #7 of 33
I find it useful to get small razorblades. Put a dab, about the size of HALF A GREEN PEE, OR LESS, and spread it out evenly with the razer.

This way you get a smooth, even finish and you'll know when you have too much paste/grease. Plus, razorblades are reallly easy to get a hold of, I went to my local supermarket, down the shaving aisle, and found a set of ten for $1.49.

I've tried lots of different methods, and this one, arguably better than the latex glove (smooth it out with a finger) method works the best.
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Do you think having copper stain all over my CPU cap be any issue?
    
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post #9 of 33
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Do you think having copper stain all over my CPU cap be any issue?
do you mean oxidation from sitting in the open?
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No, the cap, or heatsink, is actually made out of copper. What you are seeing is the copper underneath the outer finish. Basically, this means you have an uneven surface on your CPU, since you only see stains of it.

If you sand down until you see only copper, you will have a flat, smooth surface. This could be the cause of the problems you are experiencing, with raised temps and all that. I recommend lapping until you see only copper, and maybe until you have a mirror finish.

Start with ~300grit sandpaper and work your way up. Some people are known to go all the way up to sandpaper of 10 microns grade.

But, back on topic. Do you have photo's of your CPU? Just to verify? If not, it's not a big deal, the copper you are seeing is your CPU heatsink.

EDIT

I think it is anyway. COuld you describe what you are seeing?
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