I ran the stock Xigmatek 1283 and a e8600 (oc'd to 4.4 @ 1.37V so far) for a few weeks. I even used the pushpins becasue I didnt want to take the board back out. Running the stock fan on it maxed, I hit and ave of 36C idle & 64C max @ 21c ambient while running OCCT for 10 mins.
So my Ultra Kaze's came in and figured now I will put the back plate in, lap the cpu and cooler and swap the fan.
I lapped the cpu and cooler and they came out awesome. Applied as5 via finger and plastic bag, like i normally do. then forced the as5 inbetween the heat pipes and the cracks on the cooler. I then applied as5 the with a bag the same way as I normally do. Bolted it in and ran it still with the stock fan.
It same 10 min OCCT test and same exact room temp, 22C. I went form 36C idle, to 32C idle and max from 64C to 62C.
Next I switched the fan out and put the monster Ultra Kaze on, which just about blew the pc off the desk! wow, this thing moves alot of air! Again same exact tests, same ambient temps. Somehow my idle jumped back to 36C, but the max dropped to 58C.
I expected alot more from this. And the more I read on other peoples setups, they are running low 50's with the stock fan and no lap?
I am willing to bet I used too much TIM. I just noticed the 2 line application people seem to do. But the thing it doesnt mention is, are they still putting the tim on the CPU as well? Or just the 2 lines (after forcing it in the cracks between the pipes and the cooler base) and slap it on the mobo?