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Temps shot up to 80+ a second after staring linx. Is this too much or to little thermal paste? It looks pretty uneven to me and I'm going to redo it and see what happens.

Motherboard: ASUS p8p67 Pro
CPU: 2600k @ 4.6 Ghz | 1.368 V
Cooler: NH-D14
Arctic Silver 5






Edited by F2a - 1/19/11 at 5:35pm
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wayyyyy too little
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^This
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^what the man said
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What TIM are you using?

I usually squirt on a little ball of TIM about the size of a BB or a grain of rice. When I take my heatsink off, the TIM is spread over the entire CPU heat spreader.
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post #6 of 47
Is that really too little? It seems fine to me although I'm not claiming to be an expert. Not sure about the new SB CPUs but for i7s as long as you covered most of the center area where the physical cores are it should be fine right?

edit: btw are those temps on stock or OC'd?
Edited by Ikthus - 1/19/11 at 5:16pm
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post #7 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ikthus View Post
Is that really too little? It seems fine to me although I'm not claiming to be an expert. Not sure about the new SB CPUs but for i7s as long as you covered most of the center area where the physical cores are it should be fine right?
How tight did you tighten the heat sink? I would recommend adding a little more and making sure it's nice and tight. It looks slightly thick of a layer to me and may need to be tightened down a little more to let it spread. Regardless I would recommend putting a little more on.
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I hate that coarse tim. Too little besides that.
    
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post #9 of 47
Lapping would help. The NH-14D is convex, and so are most recent Intel chips.

If you don't lap, you will need more TIM.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suprcynic View Post
I hate that coarse tim. Too little besides that.
NT-H1 actually spreads very well.
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post #10 of 47
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm using Arctic Silver 5. I'm overclocked to 4.6 Ghz . I'll edit both of those into the original post.

I put more AS5 on and I'm testing again, you guys were right. Temps are as follows so far:

LinX 7 minutes:
Core Voltage Max: 1.368 (Hopefully I can lower this)

Min , Max
Core 0: 30 , 67
Core 1: 24 , 69
Core 2: 30 , 71
Core 3: 30 , 73
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