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Hi there nice ppl, I had removed the Heat Sink on the CHIVE to find that the thermal pads on the NB and SB where dry!, so I decided to remove them, and clean with Removal Compound Artic Silver 2 bottles, then aplied Noctua TIM and the temperatures from the NB where 57º idle!. Is it normal?, I havent had any crashes or bsods, so I think Im having a high NB temperature without solution. I re-checked if the NB fan blower was functioning and yes it does work. I think I would have to live with that. Let me tell you that the HS on the CHIVE is crap! XD. That NB blower is useless!.
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post #11752 of 13132
57c idle is way too hot.
My NB with the stock pads doesn't even hit 50c load with 1.25v on it.

Idle should be high 30's low 40's.
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Yeah that's too hot. Remove the HS again and check to see what the TIM looks like. You might have either put too little TIM on there or the standoffs are too long. Hard to believe that the CIVE has a standoff issue but it's possible. thinking.gif

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Does the NB use thermal pads? If yes and they get removed there wont be no contact between the HS and the NB which will cause overheating.
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Does the NB use thermal pads? If yes and they get removed there wont be no contact between the HS and the NB which will cause overheating.

The NB has the same yellow waxy TIM as the Formula does. He was already having a problem before he removed it. wink.gif

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Does the NB use thermal pads? If yes and they get removed there wont be no contact between the HS and the NB which will cause overheating.

I have accidentally done this on a laptop before.

Where do we buy thermal pads from, and are they cheap? smile.gif
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Does the NB use thermal pads? If yes and they get removed there wont be no contact between the HS and the NB which will cause overheating.

I have accidentally done this on a laptop before.

Where do we buy thermal pads from, and are they cheap? smile.gif

Well you can use regular TIM on them. The pad you have to worry about is the Mosfet pad. Should be able to separate it from the Mosfets without tearing it but it's something to watch out for. smile.gif

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Announcement:
Turns out that the ASUS Crosshair 5 Formula club happens to need a new owner. Tweeky has asked me (pioneerisloud) to find a replacement as he would like to retire from this club. If anybody would like to take ownership of this club, and keep it updated daily, please shoot me (pioneerisloud) a PM with the title "Crosshair V Application", and tell me why we should pick you as the replacement.

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Hey Gang,

I put an FX8150 on my C4F.

After some basic tweeking, It has been Folding 24/7 at 4.2Ghz for over a month.

Not a hitch, are a hiccups. thumb.gif
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