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I took out my processor and motherboard hoping to switch over to i7....didnt see much of a different in i7 and phenom while gaming to decided to switch back,,,,,before the switch my phenom was idling at 42C and 65 max while gaming....now it idles at around 78 and goes to around 90 while gaming....what's going on here? What have I done wrong? I am using the same exact motherboard same exact CPU and same exact memory and casing and fans....used arctic 5 that was sitting in my closet now for a few months...i feel like kicking myself over this for trying out i7
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you prob put too much or too little tim on or it didnt spread properly. just reseat. What cooler are you using?
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I've tried using stock cooler but im using freezer 7 pro...both giving me same temps.....
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How much TIM?
 
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how much tim and what method did you use to apply it? also dont mess with stock cooler
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Another thing would be what voltage are you giving the CPU? Too much will also make it run hot.
Could be a simple removal, re-TIM the CPU and remounting of the cooler would help.

As for the amount of TIM, all you need is enough to make a thin layer of it that coats the mating surface of the cooler/CPU, not a gooey mess complete with TIM oozing from the assembly. All TIM is supposed to do is fill in the tiny gaps and spaces between the CPU lid and cooler mating surface.
Edited by Kryton - 1/16/11 at 10:18pm
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post #7 of 44
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What's TIM? :-s
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post #9 of 44
tim= thermal interface material. as5=tim. You did use as5 in between the cpu and the heatsink right?
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post #10 of 44
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I re-timd (lol) and remounted everything like 5 times already cleaning it with alcohol every single time. I used this method


heres a little overview of where i stand right now.
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