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Old 04-28-2008, 05:45 AM   #11
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Default Re: Stupid Thing I Did When I First Got My PC

Simple answer to you not putting on any thermal paste is> No you didn't hurt it. Reason being Intel has built in thermal protection. At a preset temp the cpu will throttle back to 50%. If it continues to run hot it will shut off.
Put some thermal paste on the cpu heatsink junction and you'll be fine.

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Old 04-28-2008, 06:21 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Teny View Post
hmm, seems like that Intel CPU has a higher temp than AMD, or maybe quads produce more heat then dual, i have a AMD, and its 13 degrees Celsius when its at Idle, and about 30 degrees celsius when on full load, but then again, i am not OC'ing.
i have a very hard time believing that your cpu idles at 13c if it's air cooled. Where are you checking these temps from?

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:49 PM   #13
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Yeah, I'm fine now, getting around 40c idle and 70ish load without the thermal paste being cured. Still want a TRUE though, lol. Thanks for all your input!

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