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I just reseated my heatsink, was I doing it right? My temps are about 60c under load with 1.3 Vcore.

MY 780i's MCP temp is 65-70c, nothing I do will drop the temperatures, I've installed a new fan as well. Is it the scratches on the heatsink?



Just after pulling off the heatsink, that is AS5.



Typical white TIM application on the MCP.



New fan on NB.

    
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Too much tim on both.
There is a thread discussing MCP temps around here, lemme look for it.
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Dude. Holy crap. Use less, much less.
 
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Here is the link.
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post #5 of 9
Too much TIM on CPU, for the MCP, shouldn't matter much.

I have the 780i with TRUE as well.

Just a drop of TIM



And my fan on NB



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Dude. Holy crap. Use less, much less.
Yes agreed, use less muchg only one drop at the middle of ur cpu. Some folks don't even use paste.
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One thing I've noticed is that the TIM near the edges is thicker then the center, I did not finish lapping it because I ran out of sandpaper at about 400 grit.

Should it matter? Should I still be getting the temps I'm getting?
    
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One thing I've noticed is that the TIM near the edges is thicker then the center, I did not finish lapping it because I ran out of sandpaper at about 400 grit.

Should it matter? Should I still be getting the temps I'm getting?
Looks like that lapping needs a bit more work.
Take your time, that pattern suggests the HS is rocking on you causing more cutting on the edges.
    
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Anything that I can do about the MCP?
    
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