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36c idle? heh...i usually idle at around 34-36C and i have mine clocked to 4 GHz @ 1.42v (before vdroop) 1.408v after vdroop.
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What speed do you want to run your cpu at 24/7?
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I'd be happy running it at 3.6 Ghz. I did some research into OC'ing computers in general, and I came across an article that mentioned that OEM machines aren't that great for OC'ing, in the first place. That they're built with that user-intention out of mind, if that makes any sense. My machine is OEM, I suppose. (It's a CyberPower machine.)

When I was looking at it inside, I noticed that the HSF was sitting on the chip snugly, but that there was A TON of thermal paste between the two. Is that normal? By a ton, I mean like how you'd apply toothpaste to your brush - a substantial glob of it (it was almost overflowing). I touched it, and it was still malleable - isn't it supposed to harden?

Reading the Artic 5 Thermal Paste manual, aren't you only supposed to have one thin line of thermal paste down the middle of the CPU?

Do you think that, perhaps, the thermal paste impeding the heat transfer to the HSF?
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^ You are only supposed to put a 1/2 a pea sized dab in the center of the processor (or a thin line, I just think the dab is easier and works just as well for me). Reapply using either method and see what it does to the temps.
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So with that, it's easy to conclude that too much means less cooling from the HSF, ya?
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So with that, it's easy to conclude that too much means less cooling from the HSF, ya?
Correct.
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again, here's the best way to apply thermal paste
http://www.arcticsilver.com/ins_rout...2intelas5.html
 
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