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you dont really need to do that. The heatsink will spread it out when you clamp it in.thumb.gif

Yeah. I guess the best option is just the "one drop" in the middle method?
    
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How much though and how? Amount and method are very important.

If you used anything more than a grain of rice sized dot of TIM, you're using too much. With AM* socket CPUs most manufacturers just recomment letting the action of the HSF clamp do the spreading for you.
I used a tiny amount, about the size of a grain of rice

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you dont really need to do that. The heatsink will spread it out when you clamp it in.
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I suggest you clean ALL paste off the heatsink and cpu with a piece of cotton wetted(donk know the proper word) in alcohol. Then, put a bit smaller than a pea sized blob of thermal paste in the center of the CPU and mount again the HSF.

Does the stock heatsink has a thermal pad, if yes, remove it and use thermal paste.
Will try that now

EDIT: Before trying that actually, what you think of the Thermal paste im using, 'ATRIX Thermal Compound'? Its cheap, and relatively unheard of I think, but I needed some today and as its boxing day it was the only place open
Edited by Vespa125125 - 12/26/10 at 7:46am
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Use the smallest blob possible of paste, do not spread the HSF will do so for you, Ensure the HSF has not thermal pads or anything and is clean, no grease ect.

When you put the HSF on give it a little tug to see if the retention is indeed working, Im assuming something is broken and your not getting the retention needed to keep the thing cool.

Oh and turn cool and quiet off, no ones CPU deserves to be throttled down like that .
   
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EDIT: Before trying that actually, what you think of the Thermal paste im using, 'ATRIX Thermal Compound'? Its cheap, and relatively unheard of I think, but I needed some today and as its boxing day it was the only place open
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Use the smallest blob possible of paste, do not spread the HSF will do so for you, Ensure the HSF has not thermal pads or anything and is clean, no grease ect.

When you put the HSF on give it a little tug to see if the retention is indeed working, Im assuming something is broken and your not getting the retention needed to keep the thing cool.

Oh and turn cool and quiet off, no ones CPU deserves to be throttled down like that .
Yeah its on there pretty tight

As for Cool'n'Quiet, its the the motherboard default I haven't even had chance to start tinkering yet
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Yeah its on there pretty tight

As for Cool'n'Quiet, its the the motherboard default I haven't even had chance to start tinkering yet
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so the the termandal pad ant good?
so if i upgrade must i buy tremenal past?



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Possibly a faulty chip where the heat spreader wasn't applied properly?

Only thing I can think of now, I'm biasing this on the fact I've got the same cpu and been to 4Ghz on air and never went that high in temps.
   
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Yeah. I guess the best option is just the "one drop" in the middle method?

yeah I just squirt some on there smoosh it with the heatsink, then screw it in or whatever.


lil drop size of rice or if you get good enough you can just assume
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Possibly a faulty chip where the heat spreader wasn't applied properly?

Only thing I can think of now, I'm biasing this on the fact I've got the same cpu and been to 4Ghz on air and never went that high in temps.
Yeah but thats the thing, using my last motherboard, i had it overclocked to 3.4ghz and the temps never went above 55c, which i know is still hot, but it was cooler then what it is now Nothings changed apart from the ram, motherboard and the CPUs obviously been transfered into the new mb

Ohh the ambient temp of my room is about 25c btw
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