Originally Posted by hacksaw907
K, so I finally reseated my CPU cooler, but I think I'm doing something wrong on my end, because they're the exact same temps. One thing I might be doing wrong is the TIM application, so I was just wondering: how did you guys put it on before installing the Megahalems?
Just like any heatsink really. I have found that using a little mound in the middle of the Processor about the size of a Pea.
LITERALLY About this big: O
BTW, what kind are you using. Rule of thumb is to seat the heatsink.
Run a full load on all cores at max heat for about 10-15 Minutes. Trun pC off and let it cool down to room temps. THAT is ONE HEAT CYCLE.
Once cool, turn PC back on and Run another Heat Cycle, then one more time. This usually helps set the TIM. SOme suggest making sure that the PC is run for 200+ hours before the TIM is set as well. Eclipseaudio suggests tightening the Heatsink (If possible) after a few heat cycles more. (Is that what you said E?)Edited by Mastiffman - 12/20/09 at 12:08am