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Heat sink mounting orientation help

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Hey guys,

I recently bought a Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer, but am having some pretty bad temps. With my bios vcore set to 1.475v (after vdrop it's 1.440v, after vdroop it's 1.408v), the temps on my Q6600 G0 read 43-44C on core 0 and 1 and 38C for both cores 2 and 3. When under load from prime95 small FFTs, the temp rises up to 70C on cores 0 and 1, and 63C for cores 2 and 3. The method I used to apply thermal compound (I'm using AS5) on HDT type heat sinks and used the method of filling in the gaps of the HDT heat sink first with a credit card to help, then putting 2 think lines across the CPU and then mounting the heat sink.

I was wondering a really basic question, which orientation should my HSF be oriented? I drew a pic on paint, so try not to judge it too harshly haha. Should the copper pipes (I drew 3, but there are actually 4 haha, oops) be oriented as shown by 1) or 2) in the pic, in reference to the CPU orientation with the small triangle at the bottom left corner? Also, I drew the 2 thin AS5 lines on the CPU in the same direction as the #1 in the pic as well.



I also forgot to mention, the ambient temperature of the room is 29.5C. So if you could tell me which way the HSF should go, that'd be great (or if you see any other problems, let me know).
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i just put 1 line down the middle and use the heatsink to push it down then wiggle it a bit. you dont want to use to much. the fan should blow hot air towards the back of the case. the you should have a fan on the rear of the case blowing the air out.
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