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Old June 25, 2010, 02:43 PM
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There are a number of different comments on thermal paste application if ou simply google it. I'm not sure about your method, so check those.
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Old June 25, 2010, 11:32 PM
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I have changed my fan speeds to manual, but temps still seem to be the same.
I have tried open case too, but temp only drop by ~1-2 degress.

I am going to try and reseat it again tomorrow. Am I just appplying the compound wrong?

Fill in the valley's of the heatsink. Clean excess off.

Here is where I need suggestions, should I do the pea method or the 3-line method? (Or another method)
Should I apply it to the CPU or the heatsink itself?
For the 3-line method, how long are the lines suppose to be? (full/half/third length of the CPU?)

Another note: My friend mentioned the heat may be due to a poorly made CPU, is this true?
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Old June 26, 2010, 04:39 AM
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It is always possible that you "lucked out" and got a proc that runs hotter than others do.... if so, run it at stock with the stock cooler to see what temps you get. If they're above "safe" temps you might be able to rma it.
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Old June 26, 2010, 09:09 AM
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I have re-seated the HSF again, now Im getting a 1 degree difference after 4 hours of Prime95 (~55C, ambient ~23C). I am starting to think that it may be my CPU.

Case - Sorry about the pic quality, I was using my webcam.

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Is there anything you can see wrong, other then the temps?
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Old June 27, 2010, 09:53 PM
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Bump and Update.

I have finally reduced my temps by ~5C on full loads by under-volting the VCORE. Now I am sitting @ ~51C on full load @ ~23C ambient temp. (3.6Ghz, 1.296V)

Now the question is, for your builds what were your "Temps & Core Voltages" @ full load?

** SideNote: I heard that there was a better stability tester (than Prime95) called SuperPi or MaxPi (not sure what actual name is) I was wondering if this was true?
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