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post #571 of 1212
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Honestly I think that is way too much TIM. Have you looked at the guides I listed? For how much your laying down you may be getting several air pockets and I know you already purchased the AS5 but it has curing time of 200 hrs which would drop your temps another 2-3c (not enough). OCZ Freeze would be better for you next time around.

Attempt to apply a lighter amount, your at stock volts?
wow your the first person trying to tell me that its too much tim. i put less on there then i usually do, and you can clearly see that the middle of the sink is pressing on the cpu so hard that the tim is completely gone, i mounted the sink a little less tightened this time with approx the same ammount of tim.

and yes, stock everything. i have not even touched my ram to be 1600 its still running 1066

but if you really want, ill try less tim of corse



UPDATE:

just reseated with about 1/2 the tim, i optimized the ammount by step by step method

temps are exactly the same.


here's pics of the reseat:


temps:

Edited by hitman1985 - 10/10/09 at 9:21am
post #572 of 1212
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wow your the first person trying to tell me that its too much tim. i put less on there then i usually do, and you can clearly see that the middle of the sink is pressing on the cpu so hard that the tim is completely gone, i mounted the sink a little less tightened this time with approx the same ammount of tim.
Looks like you have tried everything...time to RMA the Mega and try a different one.
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Good but I don't think Gerikoh got it. *snicker*
That's for keyboard dust covers are for.
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That sucks, I mean what solutions would use to clean the Megahalems if the dust gets sticky.
I tried electrical cleaner and 90% rubbing alcohol, they never took the white cloudy marks off the top of it. I'm tempted to try fine metal polish but worried I'll take the shine off the top of the Megahalems by doing that.
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post #575 of 1212
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alright guys im lost now.

i changed the fans to higher rpm, added a second intake fan in the front, the temps still blow... (68 - 72 F is my ambient just to point that out)

screenshot of temps :

(image removed)

here's a cpl pics of how its mounted and all that jabble dabble...

Anyone with more advice rather then sending this thing back to where it came from ?
I've got one piece of advice which someone else may have pointed out, you're putting too much TIM on your CPU. When I see it squirting out the sides of the CPU's heat-spreader, that's too much. Clean it all off, get a ruler, and put a blob in the center about 5mm wide and that is all you need.
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wow your the first person trying to tell me that its too much tim. i put less on there then i usually do...
That was less than you usually put on?! Seriously, that amount is what people would use for six CPUs. As I said, put a 5mm wide blob in the middle and try that. You really don't need much. The amount of TIM should be wafer, paper thin and shouldn't be excessive to the point it squirts out to the sides of the CPU.
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That was less than you usually put on?! Seriously, that amount is what people would use for six CPUs. As I said, put a 5mm wide blob in the middle and try that. You really don't need much. The amount of TIM should be wafer, paper thin and shouldn't be excessive to the point it squirts out to the sides of the CPU.
How would you make a blob out of thick TIMs like the Shin Etsu?
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How would you make a blob out of thick TIMs like the Shin Etsu?
Heat the tube either in warm/hot water or with a hair dryer. It then has a thinner consistency, but for not for long. I've used the hair dryer method in the past as I can keep the hair dryer on the table to heat up the tube again, if I have to re-do it.
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That was less than you usually put on?! Seriously, that amount is what people would use for six CPUs. As I said, put a 5mm wide blob in the middle and try that. You really don't need much. The amount of TIM should be wafer, paper thin and shouldn't be excessive to the point it squirts out to the sides of the CPU.
that right there was a 3.5 mm blop. multi quoting can be put in one post not in three (just as a hint).

the blop i put on this time is approx 2.4 mm. i didnt photograph the blop, but if you dont believe those pics i put in the last post are the least ammount i will ever put on a cpu, the tim is not anywhere to squirt out the side. i ve been building pcs for quiet a while, dont think that this problem is user related anymore.

goin to toss it in the mail on monday, if ppcs takes this paperweight back, ill drop them a order for some WC Parts
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Heat the tube either in warm/hot water or with a hair dryer. It then has a thinner consistency, but for not for long. I've used the hair dryer method in the past as I can keep the hair dryer on the table to heat up the tube again, if I have to re-do it.
That's exactly what I do but it just makes the paste easier to get out of the tube and it's still like toothpaste where you can't make a blob.

Also, when you already have the glob on the CPU how would you pull away the syringe from the CPU without the glob sticking to the end of the syringe and not retaining to the CPU surface, do you get what I mean?
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