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post #21 of 24
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yeah now that i think about it the thermal paste was VERY thin when i reinstalled the h50 yesterday, i will reseat it and let you guys know what i get...also i have this weird question lurking in my head about prime95, when you guys told me to just turn it off i accidentally put my computer to sleep instead of RESTART, and prime95 was still running in the background, so i held the power button and my computer turned off, i turned it back on and "resuming windows" came on, and when windows loaded prime95 was still running, so i restarted my machine and everything went back to normal, i was just curious if the actions i did could harm or DID harm anything in my machine. I KNOW ITS A DUMB QUESTION BUT IM A NOoOoOBb
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post #22 of 24
You have nothing to worry about there. Your proc will be fine, they can take a beating. When I test my clocks, I run prime95 for at least 8 hours to test the stability and some people say go for over 12 hours. And as far as the thermal paste goes, dont put too much on you really dont need a lot. Google a how to for applying thermal paste. A thin coat on the processor and the hsf is more than enough.
post #23 of 24
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and reseating is just applying thermal past right? or do i have to move my pump (h50) in some diffrent direction?
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post #24 of 24
Well, when reseating you should apply new thermal paste, but also to make sure it is getting the best contact with your processor. Your first installation of you H50 may not have been tight enough or something along those lines.
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