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post #21 of 102
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Originally Posted by Lost-boi View Post
Ive seen it done before!
Hope he cleans off both the heatsink and CPU and places a tony drop of TIM on there.
Does Sandy ship with the old crap HSF...or the newer tower style HSF?
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post #22 of 102
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Well he said he has reseated the heatsink several times with different brands of paste, so we're assuming he has cleaned and re-applied paste.
You'd be surprised how many people would not do this.
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post #23 of 102
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Does Sandy ship with the old crap HSF...or the newer tower style HSF?
I want to say that the lower power cpus use a small HSF like the old 775 cpus and the 1155 i5 and i7 cpus get the tower.
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post #24 of 102


Nuff said
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post #25 of 102
That looks even smaller than the 45nm CPU coolers!
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post #26 of 102
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yea guys, I've been cleaning off the old thermal paste. At first I thought maybe I put on a bit too much when I noticed the temp problems, (really was about smaller than the size of a pea), then that didnt work so I switched to another thermal paste I had around (was using AS5 then switched to AC MX-2). Temps was basically the same, so I thought agian maybe I put a bit too much on so I used even less the next time. Each time I took the fan off, the thermal paste spread looked about right (wasnt like it was overflowing the corners).

Also when I took it off each time, I cleaned both using alcohol (90% iso) and then used a microfiber cloth to be sure.
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post #27 of 102
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That looks even smaller than the 45nm CPU coolers!
That would be because it is...it has about 1/3 the height of the fins compared to my stock Nehalem cooler I have sitting on a shelf, presuming the plastic fan bracket is the same. What a piece of junk.
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Snypa, take a picture of your setup. It would help a lot.
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So should I just takem back? Problem is they don't have my mobo in stock anymore and these was purchased as a bundle
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