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Old August 29, 2008, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LegendofJubei View Post
I bought the thermalright bolt-thru kit to use instead of the pushpins so I will let you know what happens when I remount it once again. Am I doing the thermal paste wrong? Should I be using more? Less? I basically just spread it nice and evenly (under a magnifying glass/tech light combo) across the heatsink. I'd say it's no more thick than a few sheets of paper. There were no gaps or anything.

Thanks for any recommendations. Sorry for being's just that I was really anticipating some good overclocking but I'm not willing to go ahead with it at 40 degrees idle
Hi. I have the same case and cooler and I just ordered the bolt through kit as well after reading some of these threads. I have an E8400 and it idles about 41/32. My fan is running full speed (1400rpm) and all tri-cool fans are set to mid-speed. Room ambient is 23C. I am hoping that the bolt through makes a difference on the core temps... I am sure my HS is on right, but I have read many posts of different core temps.

I am looking forward to seeing you post your results, and comparing them to my results as well.
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