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post #11 of 16
I think you might get better answers if you provide a screenshot something like this which clearly shows what kind of overclock and voltage you are using. Knowing your ambient temperature is also important.
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post #12 of 16
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Cool, but with this kind of cooling I still think it's too warm.
Is it possible that even though I followed the tutorial precisely, and the overclock was only about 70 MHz - something went wrong and the CPU is damaged?
Either way I'm gonna put on a different cooler soon and see if there is any difference. If there isn't, then I must assume there is something wrong with the unit itself.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by SeanWebster View Post
For the thermal paste do a rice grain and place the block on top and let it spread it out evenly. This ensures that there will be good contact with the heat spreader.

Also make sure you are cleaning off the previous paste before applying new paste. Use 70-90 percent alcohol and coffee filters to take it off.

Place it like this:
This also turn ur hit sink side to side so it gets all the air bubbles out
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post #14 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
This also turn ur hit sink side to side so it gets all the air bubbles out
Yeah there may be air in it or the pump may be bad/weak. I tmight have been defective and when you got to a certain temp it ruined it.
post #15 of 16
isnt that Zalman STG1 really thin ? think it should be covering the whole cpu base.

not all paste need the "rice grain" method

Like AS5 need a line across the cpu and not a rice grain. thought this zalman needs to be spread over the whole base.
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post #16 of 16
here it is:



you could do a bit nicer on the edges then this but it shows you the idea
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