Originally Posted by JuStIn871
they can run at 99c for over a week,i did it when i ran out of TIM lol!
Haha, Well i know i can be run at 100c, but only if you've overclocked it to 5ghz!
Running it at that temp will half the life of the chip if not kill it very soon.
I'm so used to my watercooling that i've not seen any temps over 55c for well over a year now... so when i saw nearly double that i nearly passed out!
Good luck with the Thermal Paste, that **** is messy and a ***** to get out of clothes and Pci-e slots!!
There is many different techniques to applying, all with the same basic principle, maximum contact between the HS and chip, the weight of most HS should spread the (dry) pea sized blob out nice and evenly.