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You didn't answer wether you reapplied TIM after you reseated the cooler

Might help!
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post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Recluse View Post
You didn't answer wether you reapplied TIM after you reseated the cooler

Might help!
yes I did reapplied TIM after I reseated the cooler.

you missed my answer here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...l#post13188931
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post #23 of 24
Oh sorry, just trying to think of ideas to help so overlooked it
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post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by X-ray View Post
I tried running with side panel off and didn't see any change. The first time I installed the cooler I put about grain of rice size of paste the second time just a bit more, but the temp didn't change at all. And as for lapping I am 3 years away from that LOL. thanks for you intput 10acjed. I just got an unlucky chip, should have went with 2500K, someone just said they aren't fun to overclock, but alas I am disappointed with my 950 now.

did you lap yours?

Yeah mine is lapped, I couldnt get past 3.8GHz with a TRUE on it, I had about a 5 day wait period from when I got it til I got my 1366 mounting hardware so I had to use the TRUE I have for back up.

I lapped it and was able to get about 5c down on load...

I know how you fell on the warranty. Hard to just toss it out the window.

I have heard the "no fun to OC" but in reality, they are cool running chips that do clock well.

To be honest overclocking this 950 was rather easy, got it to 4.0, then some tinkering got me to 4.24 HT on stable, and I can do 4.35 HT off (gets too hot otherwise)

My options were a 2500k or keep this, I do some video encoding and enjoy the 8 threaded use in DVD Rebuilder and BD Rebuilder...
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