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I reseated my cpu cooler and put some new paste on in order to add more ram in. The heatsink pipes were blocking RAM slot 1. I Ran Orthos for like 5 minutes and my temps were in the 80's...according to Realtemp.

When I originally turned it on, idle was 33 degrees. After I stopped Orthos, it idled around 55, then gradually lowered itself down to about 46 idle...and steady around there.

Is this normal while the AS5 sets in? Or is something wrong? Before the reseat, My idle was around 34-38 usually.

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Edited by hokage - 12/19/08 at 11:42am
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The increase in temps is probably due to a bad seating. Usually the temperature drop for the "burn in" period is usually only 2-3 degrees...

How well did you clean the heatsink before using AS5?
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The increase in temps is probably due to a bad seating. Usually the temperature drop for the "burn in" period is usually only 2-3 degrees...

How well did you clean the heatsink before using AS5?
Just wiped it with some paper towels. Seemed to get everything off both the CPU and HS...

I reseated it 4 times. The only difference is, because it was blocking my RAM slot, I rotated it so the pipes now point up. Wonder if that matters.
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the direction shouldn't matter. The HS needs to be clean THOROUGHLY before you apply AS5, if you could still see any discoloration from the old thermal paste, it wasn't cleaned enough and this could account for the rise in temperature.

AH... i take that back... according to the manual for this HSF, the direction is vital... the pipes should be horizontal...

I guess... the wick in those heat pipes isnt the best.

Edit: The manual claims that the curve of the HSF needs to be closest to the RAM, but I'm not so sure... it should work in the horizontal position regardless.
Edited by theCanadian - 12/19/08 at 11:58am
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the direction shouldn't matter. The HS needs to be clean THOROUGHLY before you apply AS5, if you could still see any discoloration from the old thermal paste, it wasn't cleaned enough and this could account for the rise in temperature.
It safe to use some rubbing alcohol?
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yes you should use some rubbing alcohol to clean the hsf, try doing that and puting a plump rice size blob of as5 on and try from there
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Just wiped it with some paper towels. Seemed to get everything off both the CPU and HS...

I reseated it 4 times. The only difference is, because it was blocking my RAM slot, I rotated it so the pipes now point up. Wonder if that matters.
it does matter. I did this with my TRUE and temp were a lot higher.
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It safe to use some rubbing alcohol?
Yes.
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How heat pipes work : http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ipes-work.html
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