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post #1 of 21
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Just installed the four pipe hdt xigmatec 92mm on my 1100T with arctic cooling mx-2. I was running stock cooler with stock grease. It seems that it's running a few degrees warmer at idle and under a moderate load it went to about 70!!! ***?!! What's goin on?
Edited by Jolly Roger - 4/12/11 at 9:19pm
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post #2 of 21
probly didnt get the paste on good or the heatsink is not locked in place good.
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post #3 of 21
if temps are that high try to reinstall it and make sure you clean everything. If that fails there something wrong maybe cooler has too much uneven surface that too much air gets trapped.
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post #4 of 21
reseat, generally works. Apply a decent amount of thermal paste, but not tooo much. The key is getting the right amount.

CLEAN all the old stuff off using mineral turpentine, metho doesn't do anything.
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I used Acrtic silver cleaner and purifier on the HS and the CPU and then used a spreader to push grease into the grooves of the base.
I've heard there is "break in time" for some greases. Is that legit and could that be a part of it?
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
I used Acrtic silver cleaner and purifier on the HS and the CPU and then used a spreader to push grease into the grooves of the base.
I've heard there is "break in time" for some greases. Is that legit and could that be a part of it?
Yes, although upgrading your cooler shouldn't increase temps at all, even taking into account this 'break in' period. Just use the 'pea' method, instead of spreading it yourself.
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post #7 of 21
Dont spread it.

Artic TIM's need a little dot in the middle with modern AMD cpu's "the pea method as Xanarchy sayed" [Modern Intel cpu's need a vertical line]

Go here for the full manual:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appm...e_dot_v1.1.pdf
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post #8 of 21
Ooopsss... sorry

you have artic cooling, not artic silver.

Same method used still though

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail?sArticle=82.%3F
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Gotcha. I guess i was just concerned about the spaces in between the pipes because of xiggy's HDT design. Would the pea method still work with that?
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
Gotcha. I guess i was just concerned about the spaces in between the pipes because of xiggy's HDT design. Would the pea method still work with that?
no it wouldnt. use a plastic card to spread some tim in between the pipes. to fill the gaps so to speak. hdt coolers require ALOT more tim than a flat base cooler. after the gaps are filled with tim you can put a blob on the cpu, or a line, or two parallel lines. Ive even seen people draw a x with the tim.


Ive also seen people apply the tim to the cooler itself by putting a line of tim on each heat pipe.

From my experience, its best to avoid hdt coolers if you can.
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