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Just installed my TX3!!

post #1 of 5
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Well...i just replaced my stock fan/heatsink on my 965BE...temps were idling around 38-40C.....

Upon removing the stock, I was surprised to see a rather large section on one side of the CPU with no OCZ paste. I made sure this sucker had enough, and even worked a little bit into the "tracks" on the copper lines.
Also added a 2nd fan.

Now she is sitting at 26C!! And the ambient room temp is probably in the 70-75F, so I wonder how it will do when I let it get nice and cool.

Very pleased for the 30$ I spent on both the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 and the extra fan.
post #2 of 5
make sure you didnt add too much tim. Too much is bad. Also idle temps mean nothing. How much did your load temps drop?
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post #3 of 5
Make sure you are applying the TIM correctly. With HDT coolers you want to put two lines (for 3 pipes 3 lines for 4) of paste on the dividers then let the pressure spread it out from mounting the cooler.



Article from benchmark reviews. Take a gander at it.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5
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Yeap, that pic is exactly what i did. I also took a flashlight and small, tool mirror and looked all around the edge of the CPU and made sure none was running over when I locked it in place. It looks good. I've been running Prime for maybe 40 mins now, tempts are at 45c and sitting there or a few less. Used to reach 55-57 before i'd stop it, and that was within 4 minutes.
post #5 of 5
looks like its seated properly. time to increase your oc
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