I just installed a Zalman 9500 the other day and my cpu temps at idle were around 34-37C. I had a bit of trouble with the install becase the mobo was still in the case, but eventually got it done and I used the small dot method of AC5 in the center of the cpu for the thermal paste. So today I decided to redo the installation and remove the mobo from the case to make it easier. This time I scraped the paste over the entire heatspreader on the cpu. Now my idle temps are 37 - 39C. Could this be caused by too much AC5?
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5/2/06 at 10:37pm