Originally Posted by GazzyG
Just fitted a 'Prolimatech Megahalems' cooler as I was getting v.high temps with my last cooler a 'akasa nero 967'. Anyway I have my i7920 'do' overclocked to 3.5ghz and when I run prime test my temps go into the 80's! I'am using mx-3 and it's quite thick to spread so I'm just looking for some info If anyone is using mx-3 the best way to apply and what temps do you get?
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Hmm 80c+ with your OC is way high like you said. I would take the cooler off and see how the TIM looks. You should be able to see how it actually spread once you put the cooler on. See if you need to put a little more or a little less. Is the cpu/cooler getting the proper coverage of the TIM?
There are several methods of applying any TIM. But since the MX-3 you said is very thick, you could use "heat up Tim" method by placing the TIM bottle into a hot cup of water untill its warm. It will then come out the tube easier. Also as I have seen metnioned here previously you could try heating up the cpu with a blow dryer prior to placing the TIM on it. This will help the spread of the material between the cpu and cooler.
I mean I could go on for hours on the various ways to apply the TIM but since the Mega does not need to be lapped then just choose either a small line or do the pea size (i use a grain of rice size) dot thing. Just make sure to check how the TIM spread so yo ucan adjust the amount and placement of the TIM.
Hope it helps you some.