Originally Posted by pendrago
I am quite depressed after I saw your temperatures... 39*C ???
Could you tell me (because I am going to reaplly this TIM once again) - have you tried to change this "pink bubble gum" on the NB to AS 5 ? ... and then you put TX-3?
I have definitelly done something wrong! This is the list:
- too much of Arctic Silver 5 applied on NB (how thick (thin) this layer should be...? should it be transparent ... I mean should I be able to see NB and numbers on it?
- there is not much pressure on HS and NB - should I put additional washers (to increase pressure on NB? - you know I don't want to "smash" NB chipset ...
- do you really think that if I change my AS 5 for TX-3 - that would be some enormous temp dropdown ? Maybe I should order one TX-3 ?
I would be very grateful if you could give me some hints with this "irritating temperatures issue" ;>
BTW! I got 69 (that's the minimum temp for NB but only when I use Max Power Saving in Green Power Center II) for max load the temp is 82*C
Gosh!!!! why meee???
There should be a very minimal difference between different TIM's, maybe a degree or two.
Ok, it sounds like you are not getting a good seat on the chipset. I would remove the heatsink, clean off the old stuff, make sure it is perfectly clean. I used my thumb rubbing it over the surfaces to 'slide' the pink goo off, and then I used alcohol wipes to finish clean the surfaces. Then I applied TIM (OCZ Freeze for me) and re-installed the heatsink, tightening the screws for a "good_snug" fit. Don't crank them down, but tighten them. As I like to say, "Don't magilla-gorilla tighten it!", good and snug should suffice.
If you are not getting a good seat, if it is not making good contact, you will have way high temps.
As to how much TIM to use, it should be a very small amount, 1/5 of a grain of rice, or less even, it's a very small chip, you don't need much at all. Maybe 1/5th of what you would use on a cpu, or less.
Too much TIM is not a good thing, too little is almost better.
I would do a check on the seating on that chip before applying TIM, try to see if you are getting good contact with the chip. And when you do put it back together, I would suggest getting all the screws on loosely, and tightening the NB screws first, then tighten up the other 4.
EDIT: BTW, has everyone seen that Catalyst 10.1 official is out?Edited by mduclow - 1/29/10 at 9:45am