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Old 03-05-2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default Zalman 9700 increase heat?

I just installed Zalman 9700 CPU fan and took out my intel stock 775 fan.

For some reason, the temperatures are 10 degrees celcius more!

I was wondering if the cause of this could be too little amount of thermal paste, because I used a bit less then last time, but same brand.

I am slightly annoyed because I spent 70$ on something that raised my comp's temperature. I also noticed that the temperature of inside my case increased also.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Zalman 9700 increase heat?

yes, it is possible you used too much greese. also keep in mind that the temps will go down a bit as the compound sets.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: Zalman 9700 increase heat?

I used about the size of an uncooked grain of rice
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Default Re: Zalman 9700 increase heat?

Well hell, that aint too much. Is the fan spinning at full speed or is it turned down?
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: Zalman 9700 increase heat?

could it be how I positioned the fan with my case?
Im using VA8003BWS case and I positioned it parallel to a case fan so that it would flow directly through it.

Should I position it so that all the warm air is blown straight up?
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i turned up to 100%, it has raised from 45 celcuis to 55 celcuis and is warming my room
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That's a weird one alright. You could try to reposition it. It can't hurt.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:53 PM   #8
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agh, kk
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Default Re: Zalman 9700 increase heat?

Make sure you spread it around. All the sites I've seen say that, but it never works for me, and my temperatures are usually a few degrees lower when I spread it.
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I thought you were supposed to spread it lol, I assumed when I got card with it that said "Thermal Compound Spreader Card"
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