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i used the stock heatsink/fan with the AMD athlon 64 x2... idle cpu temp was in the 34C... i bought Zalman CNPS9500 thinking it will help keep my cpu cooler and less noise when i'm doing work... BIG MISTAKE???

with Zalman CNPS9500 the idle cpu temp is 45C!!!!!!

something wrong here ??? i used the thermal grease that came with the zalman..i'm thinking it's a cheap one...

any idea...???

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post #2 of 7
I would get some Artic Silver 5, and make sure you use only a drop the size of an "uncooked grain of rice".
post #3 of 7
You should check the bottom of the zalman to see if it is smooth. Some people have noticed theirs were uneven. So your cpu is probably not getting full contact with the heatsink.
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I have the same board with a zalman 7700. Attached are idle temps
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post #5 of 7
Idle temps don't mean much. You want to check for full load temps. Run Prime 95, or OCCT and see how high the temp goes to. I also agree that you should use Arctic Silver 5. That Zalman paste could be the problem.
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post #6 of 7
My 9500 gets about 33Cidle temps with the stock zalman compound

i just ordered some as5 yesterday and im hoping to lower it a little more

make sure its tight on your cpu and that you have a very thin layer of thermal paste
    
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post #7 of 7
My point was that chip runs idle very close to mine. With a lesser cooler (my 7700) my idle is 17C less. Thats not right. Incidently, under cpu stress load, the highest I can hit at stock is 34C.
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