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I'm struggling right now.

People seem to be getting lower temps than me with stock coolers.

I've re seated my heatsink, I've applied thermal paste in every way you can think of, small grain, spread thinly etc.

hell I've even tried different pastes, ocz freeze, arctic silver and the noctua compound.

I know obviously ambient temps can vary so it's hard to make a direct comparison, but surely something ain't right if my temps are like 15 degrees higher than people with stock coolers.

Any advice?

Oh and one more thing, my heatsink is cool to touch (when I put my fingers on the fins) should it be hot?
 

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What sort of mounting bracket are you using? Is it a bolt thru or a retention clip? Also, can you twist the heatsink at all when it's mounted? If you can, your not getting good pressure.
 

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What sort of mounting bracket are you using? Is it a bolt thru or a retention clip? Also, can you twist the heatsink at all when it's mounted? If you can, your not getting good pressure.

It's a bolt through.

The heatsink can't move at all once it's been screwed in.
 

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What type of temps are we talking about here & what is your ambient?

I'm getting 40 degrees on the core, this is idle, at stock clock 3ghz with stock volts.

Ambient is 20 degrees, sometimes 19 to 18 (I like the window open most of the time
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What I don't get is how people with stock coolers are getting ten degrees lower than me.

I read about cure time, does that really happen, and if it does are we talking about maybe a 1 degree drop?
 

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put that baby under load and lets see what the temps get too


Running prime 95 large fft I get 56 degrees


There's no way I'm gonna be able to voerclock this chip with temps like this.

My 550 had great temps, and my setup was the same, the only thing that has changed is the cpu.

I know the 550 phenom uses less power but the temps on the 940 are ridculous for me.
 

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Check your BIOS, it sounds like you have too much vCore.

Vcore is stock for the chip.

Checked cpuz for vcore too, as my board has crazy vdrop and vdroop.

I'm so paranoid that it's me that's done something wrong that i've literally now re-seated heatsink, cleaned cpu and heatsink and re-applied thermal compound/paste about 20 times
 

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Are you sure you're doing the TIM right? Not too much or too little?
 

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dude, those temps aren't bad at all.

my rig [email protected] 30c w/ ambient @18c

What cocnerns me is how people with stock cooling are getting lwoer temps, I know my rig ain't all that but I'd expect better temps than someone with stock cooling.

I'm tempted to buy a corsair h50.
 

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Are you sure you're doing the TIM right? Not too much or too little?

I've tried various ways.

A small dot in the centre, lower heatsink, turn a few degrees each way.

Spread a thin layer.

I even spread a thick layer (obviously knowing that too much is abd) but I thought Id try, yeah that was worse


I even went to the other extreme and put the thinnest layer I could.

I evn just out of curiosity put no thermal paste at all
That brought me down to earth, my cores went to 60 on boot up
 

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What are your load temps? Maybe this will give the necessary clues.
 

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What about in small FFTs? That's usually the hottest test.
 

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Stab in the dark and tell me if you have already tried it...

Apply paste to the cooler base and wipe off - fills in the grooves between the heat pipes and plate.

Apply paste to CPU, as recommended by the manufacture.

I am also assuming the cooler fan is spinning and your not trying to go all passive on us <no insult intended>.

Unfortuantely I tried apply a thin layer to the heatsink.

Temps were worse when applied to both cpu and heatsink.

Yeah teh fan is spinning, and I'm not using the low noise adapters or anything as that only gives 900 rpm, I've got it on max which is only about 1350rpm
 
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