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post #11 of 25
what temps are u (edit: getting?) i like to get as small amount of paste as possible on the cpu as it is only supposed to make up for the defects on the surface of the cpu and heatsink, not absorb the heat by itself. i get a business card and spread it across as thin as possible (making sure nothing is showing), then chuck the heatsink on there.
Edited by Mxbn0 - 6/18/08 at 1:30am
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i was going to say, enough? did you use too much? as5 more than some of the newwer 1s really does only need a tiny ammount.
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Only thing i can think of is make sure its venting well... Cant dissipate the heat if its all trapped in.
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yeah, the only reason thermal paste exists is because this is not a perfect world. in theory you should only need enough to fill the gaps so there is no air between them. this im guessing would span at most a 100th of a milimetre
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post #15 of 25
Looked up wiki for some questions i had about it and ran into this.

Thermally conductive paste improves the efficiency of a heatsink by filling air gaps that occur when the irregular surface of a heat generating component is pressed against the irregular surface of a heatsink, air being approximately 8000 times less efficient at conducting heat

Because thermal grease's thermal conductivity is poorer than the metals they couple, it is important to use no more than is necessary to exclude air gaps. Excess grease separating the metal surfaces further will only degrade conductivity.

Also, use rubbing alcohol to remove previous one.




My recommendation is to add a bigger fan if your doing it right. =/
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post #16 of 25
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yeah i didnt use very much AS5 and I cleaned it with alcahol before putting the new heatsink on and im using 2 120mm fans that push quite a bit of air and they are blowing right onto the exhaust port so I dont think its any of those issues. I really dont think im running at the temps im reading.
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Looking at the fact that you have an EVGA board I can sympathize. They are VERY notorious for incorrect temp readings on any of the newer chips made in the past year. My e8400 was reading 49c in core temp consistantly and around 36c in the bios. Swapped the chip into my ds3l and I was getting 20c in the bios. Also, take a look at what your EVGA reads the system temp as. Mine was at 255F. There are numerous threads on this issue on the EVGA site.

First thing to do is check your bios temp and see if it is within your expectations given your ambient temps. Feel the air that is coming off of your cooler and see if it is even the slightest bit warm. With my crazt temp readings the air coming off of all of my sinks was much cooler than my ambient air in the room.
post #18 of 25
How did you apply it? That HSF is much different than most and applying the thermal compound the regular way doesn't work with it.
Follow this instead.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5
bottom picture.
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I applied it quite similarly to that X2, but im thinking my problem is closer to what mercy is talking about. My ambient temp and core temps dont match up and the air coming out from the cooler isnt even slightly warm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mercyflush64 View Post
Looking at the fact that you have an EVGA board I can sympathize. They are VERY notorious for incorrect temp readings on any of the newer chips made in the past year. My e8400 was reading 49c in core temp consistantly and around 36c in the bios. Swapped the chip into my ds3l and I was getting 20c in the bios. Also, take a look at what your EVGA reads the system temp as. Mine was at 255F. There are numerous threads on this issue on the EVGA site.

First thing to do is check your bios temp and see if it is within your expectations given your ambient temps. Feel the air that is coming off of your cooler and see if it is even the slightest bit warm. With my crazt temp readings the air coming off of all of my sinks was much cooler than my ambient air in the room.
So your heatsinks are colder than room temp, eh?

To end it all,

THIS IS THE SPARTAN METHOD!!!!



lol, you need sub-18 hands though
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/18/08 at 8:41pm
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