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Old 05-13-2009, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default Heat question with my CPU.

It seems to be my CPU is taking a lot of heat.. actually everything is.. I am running 3 fans front side and rear they are all placed correctly I have disabled the cool and quiet and I am getting really bad temps.

I have a stable OC CPU

CPU is AMD 940 II X4 BE at 3.4 w/ 1.4v... I have applied Artic Silver thermal paste to both heatsink and CPU. This chip was installed 2 days ago. it idles at 45-50 degrees with my window closed and 38-43 window open.

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What heatsink are you using? It seems like you used too much AS-5. You only need a small drop half the size of a pea on the processor. Putting some on the heatsink and the CPU may be the problem.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:49 AM   #3
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Not even that big. Grain of rice size spread out evenly works fine. Too little and there's not good thermal transfer. Too much and it acts like a blanket.
Intake air from the front and blow out the back. What case and heatsink are you using?
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im using stock heatsink and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-


Should I scrape some thermal paste off???
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:55 AM   #5
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If you put paste on both the cpu chip and the heatsink odds are real good it's too much.
I'd clean it off of both and start over with just a dab on the cpu chip. Spread it out evenly and set the heatsink down on it. Secure it down and let it idle for a couple of hours to cure in.
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alright thanks, alchohol wont ruin anything would it??
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It could if you're not careful. A dry cloth first then some alcohol on a q-tip followed by a dry clean cloth. There are cleaners out there made for removing thermal paste.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:17 PM   #8
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I scraped off the stock thermal compound/pad on the heatsink is that bad?

ok well I took off the thermal paste on the heat sink and on the CPU it self there was already a nice thin layer on there already I could see the surface when I use a card to spread it. I tried taking some off with my fingers. Right now the temperature is about the same since I put everything backtogether idle at 50c
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3 System Cooler Pad.
Local Shop, Cost around $15-35.00!
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Default Re: Heat question with my CPU.

completely clean off all thermalpaste applied to heatsink&cpu, and make sure you dont touch the heatsink/cpu w/ your fingers due to it will leave some oil residue from your fingers.

the apply a very small amount on the heatsink [not cpu], ricegrain size and spread it by either using credit card or clear/clean plastic you can put over ur finger to spread it out.
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