Originally Posted by Malici0us
Hi i am new to overclocking but I wanna give it a try with my setup.
RealTemp 2.60 it stays around 38-40Â°c.
I had planned to overclock my E8400 to atleast 3.6ghz - what everyone seems to do easily but with these idle temps i'm afraid to do any overclock.
ps. i have tried mounting the HS atleast 3 times and always get same readings from temp...
I'm running out of ideas and losing all hope.
Can anyone tell me what i could do to maybe lower my temps.
A couple things. First of all RealTemp gives the accurate readings with that E8400. Are your ambient temps high? Like 80F?
When you apply the thermal compound you need to put a thin even layer right down the middle. Too much TIM and it actually acts as an insulator.
Here's an article on correct application of the TIM. http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._dual_wcap.pdf
And if that doesn't help. The last straw would be to lap your CPU cooler. And to lap your CPU. That will definitely bring down temps.