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Old 09-07-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default CPU temps too high after applying AS5

I bought a bunch of stuff for my temporary gaming PC including a 7600GT (UPS decided it wanted to damage the box, stuff works), case fans, and Arctic Silver 5 since I have a CPU and heatsink, but it had used thermal paste. I apply the Arctic Silver as it says on the website after wiping off the old stuff really good. I power up and open up Speed Fan and it's idling at 55-60C. With the old thermal paste I was getting about the same temps... I didn't buy a new heatsink, I just got a stock one, can't afford one now.

What might be the problem? The only thing I can come up with is that it has to set in before it goes to normal temps, or I didn't get the old stuff off good enough. I've never reapplied thermal paste before, so I don't really know what I'm doing here. How might I clean it if it's just that I didn't get all the old off? Would prefer not to buy a cleaner.

Processor is a P4 HT 2.8GHz Prescott
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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Have you applied the AS5 properly what did you clean the old one off with
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:32 PM   #3
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I cleaned it with a dry cotton cloth, I didn't know what else there was to clean it with... I applied it as the arctic silver website said to do.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:34 PM   #4
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Hmm , was the cloth lint free
Also you need to make sure every trace of the old thermal paste is removed from the HSF
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It looked really clean to me. I don't know if it was lint free, may not have been. I just wiped it a lot until I didn't see the old thermal paste and then some more just because. Am I supposed to use cotton cloth, or some other kind? I got a glasses cleaning cloth I could use too. Should I get the cloth wet or keep it dry?
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USe some isoprpyl alcohol to clean it with a lint free cloth , glasses cleaner cloth works for me
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Ok, I'll take it off, clean it with that and then try and reapply it to see if it works. Thanks.
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No problems happy to help ,
Also dont worry it took me a few times to get the installation right now i do it first time almost every time
Also i woukd try just a lil rice grain in the middle of it and then rotating the HSF as far as pos
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It does take a while to set in, you'll see a bit of a drop after that.
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make sure you reattched the HSF right
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