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post #11 of 19
I would really recommended that you buy a difference cooler something like the tuniq tower or maybe a TRUE. either one of those should help control your temps better.
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Why such high voltage?
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Ok. I took off the heatsink, cleaned off the thermal paste with white spirit, cleaned that off with a little bit of water, then added the bare minimum of thermal paste. PC wouldnt boot. So i took a look at the scratched away instructions on the thermal compound and it told me to apply the compound until it is like a sheet of paper. So i took a few minutes carefully spreading it out and adding more until i was satisfied. PC is running fine, but temps are still bad, getting about 59-60c while running OCCT.

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I think the problem lies with not only my noobish application of the thermal compound, but also my shoddy cheap industrial thermal compound (comes in a huge tub) that i found lying around.

So ive put in an order for "Arctic Silver 5 3.5g Thermal Paste", cost me a good £5, should be seeing that later this week .
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post #15 of 19
that should help get the most out of the stock unit but a better cool is advised.

as5 you want to use as little as pos, many different ways to apply it. my tip would be to warm it in boiling water before you drip a tiny amount onto your cpu

edit

because mine needs that much vcore to stay rock solid at the high speeds, i can get it to 3.95ghz on this vcore but atm 3.88 is enough.

fold on it and see how stable it is when its been running 100% loaded for 3 days
Edited by marsey99 - 7/9/08 at 4:01pm
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isn't the Arctic MX-2 thermal paste better than the AS5 ??
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by marsey99 View Post
that should help get the most out of the stock unit but a better cool is advised.

as5 you want to use as little as pos, many different ways to apply it. my tip would be to warm it in boiling water before you drip a tiny amount onto your cpu

edit

because mine needs that much vcore to stay rock solid at the high speeds, i can get it to 3.95ghz on this vcore but atm 3.88 is enough.

fold on it and see how stable it is when its been running 100% loaded for 3 days
Awesome, thanks for the help.

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Originally Posted by wiggy2k7 View Post
isn't the Arctic MX-2 thermal paste better than the AS5 ??
Yeah, i had a look around before i brought the AS5, but the AS5 was slightly cheaper, and most of my spare cash is going towards a hawt new heatsink.

EDIT: Am i right in thinking that White Spirit is a good way to remove old thermal compound?
Edited by Butterbum - 7/9/08 at 4:34pm
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post #18 of 19
it will work yes, but a proppoer tim cleaner or surgical spirit would be better.
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post #19 of 19
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The AS5 dropped the load temps by about 8c, so i pushed the cpu up to 3.0 ghz and 900mhz on ze ram, and it sits at 60c with 100% load.

My next step will be a new cpu heatsink then?
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