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Well there was a lot of TIMs that I had difficulties spreading. Until I learned that not spreading them was the optimum way to go. Dot or line method, will never spread another TIM again.
That's what I do, mx-3 still doesn't spread, even the NH-D14 can't spread it right.
post #12 of 29
The worst I've used was some generic radio shack stuff. Though I don't use it for my stuff, only for the occasional client or sisters computers. Then again, it's the only ones I've used.
post #13 of 29
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For me it's Arctic Cooling's mx-3. Everytime i've used it i can't get the sucker to freaking spread, I always end up with these odd gaps, I know that i'm evne using the too much and it's doing it.
Also currently stress testing a 4.17ghz oc.
Temps are hitting 69-71ish :/ 1.368 core voltage, am i too high?
You should be able to get 4ghz at 1.211 vcore so I would say that 1.3 is too much for 4.2ghz
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well what else should i set as it won't stabilize for me.
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well what else should i set as it won't stabilize for me.
Hmmm thats a good question that I have been trying to figure out myself, lucky mine is stable at 1.211. I don't know if you have vdroop control but if you do turn it off.
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Why?
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post #17 of 29
Worst thermal paste would be that white mud I got with some CM heatsinks.
AS5 or OCZ Freeze are the ones I use
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post #18 of 29
EVGA/Nvidia's garbage glob... the 480 doesn't run hot when the proper thermal procedures are in place.

Yeah, EVGA makes it, but Nvidia signed off on it. Fools...
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Thermal paste won't "spread"? (?! lol) = pebkac
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post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337 View Post
1.376v 4.17 ghz, 1 degree from intel's 72.1.. Looks like i may have to step this thing down I'd rather not kill my poor i5.. it's suffered so much. Noctua's paste is pretty decent so far.
72 is only the temp the cpu starts throttling back it clocks if you have CxE enabled. 90C is max.
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