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I just replaced my stock cooler with a zalman vf700 and when I play COD 2, my temps go up to 75c. I got the same temps on my stock cooler. Should I immediately see a difference when playin or do i give it time to settle in?
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You probably used to much thermal paste .... you used thermal paste didnt u? Or you didn't seat the heatsink properly or the program your using to report the temperatures isnt reporting them correctly.
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post #3 of 29
well you have to let the thermal compound burn in, then you should start to see load temps drop about 5*C
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post #4 of 29
I would say you did. You should see the temps right away. At least a slight difference.
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What one did you plug it in to the white or black if its in the white put it in the black...

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its in normal mode, How much paste am i suppose to put in?

Im a big noob at this stuuf
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post #7 of 29
You are suppose to put a bb size amount of thermal compound on your CPU and also make sure your heatsink is fully and properly seated.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by hydroman
its in normal mode, How much paste am i suppose to put in?

Im a big noob at this stuuf
Put a pea-sized amount. Do you have good airflow in your case?
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by bentrinh
Put a pea-sized amount. Do you have do airflow in your case?
yeah i have good airflow, i put about half of the paist on it, so that may be the cause. Im an idiot lol
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post #10 of 29
DO NOT use a pea size blob

The proper way to apply AS-5 is -

Put a small amount on the heat sink, and rub it in with a plastic baggie. Then wipe off all the excess, That will leave the AS-5 in the micro groves.

Then put a small amount on the chip. About the size of a uncooked grain of rice right in the center.

Then just place the Heat Sink straight down on the chip, and fasten it down.

Then wiggle it around a little.

The goal here is to end up with a spread out layer of AS 5 about as thin as half the thickness of this line |
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