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I recently bought a CM Hyper TX3 CPU cooler to replace stock. I thought I had a good spread over the CPU but it wasn't good enough I guess. I was hitting unbearable temps nearing 70c while idle. So I went back to stock. Now I'm about 90% sure I messed with the grease. The fact that CM's paste is like rubber cement didn't help at all but I have new stuff on the way. Shin-etsu I think its called. But this aside, I want to know the best and easiest way to get a nice coating layer on there. I read the article here and I want to know if I should go with the dual strips half the CPU size between the pipes is best. I want to use thing so I can start dabbling the affairs of overclocking however slight it may be
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Long time no see. (guess who)

When it comes to heatpipe direct touch coolers, that article I showed you pointed out the best application method.

Since there's gaps inbetween the heatpipes and 'cooler', you may want to mount it once and then take it off. This gets thermal paste inside the grooves on the bottom of the heatsink. Just remember to clean the heatsink (and processor) off with >80% (minimum, I'd go at least 90%) rubbing alchohol + Q-tips before remounting.

I used the 'two-lines' method (mentioned in the article I showed you) for my 212+, and it worked out beautifully.

(Just a quick note, this would be better off in the Air Cooling forum.)
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I feel terrible, who are you?

But ya, I would have posted there but I was sorta in a panic last night. Spent money on a heatsink and my temps were skyrocketing.
Edited by Ibage - 6/10/10 at 12:24pm
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I feel terrible, who are you?

But ya, I would have posted there but I was sorta in a panic last night. Spent money on a heatsink and my temps were skyrocketing.
Hangman.

I wouldn't worry about your temperatures, I feel fairly confident that a proper remount will fix your problem.
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Hangman.

I wouldn't worry about your temperatures, I feel fairly confident that a proper remount will fix your problem.
Ah. Ya, please don't get the idea I didn't trust your advice. I like looking around a bit on this sorta stuff. Plus it was gamefaqs.
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^Don't worry about it. Give the air cooling forum a spin if you'd like a second opinion.
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