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May 8, 2014 3:19:09 PM

I have an AMD FX 8320 at 4.2 Ghz on stock voltages and also ASRock Motherboard and Hyper 212 Cooler. My idle temp is around 25c before and after oc but load temps are crazy. 65c before oc and around 68c with oc. 68c is reached only when playing GTA IV. Still above 60c. My pc was assembled in a shop and they applied the stock thermal paste. So will ther be any good if I get a good thermal paste and reinstall the heatsink ? I use a push-pull config and also I have 1 intake and 1 exhaust fans with good cable management near the CPU but little worse near HDD. Also should I use alcohol to wipe out old thermal paste ? Kindly help and if I am to get thermal paste then kindly suggest one from online shopping sites in India like flipkart, snapdeal, amazon.etc and also CPU throttles down after around 60c. Thanks.

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May 8, 2014 3:28:32 PM

The extra fan on the EVO doesn't help with cooling , but won't hurt.

What board do you own?
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May 8, 2014 3:39:40 PM

ASRock Fatality 990 FX Killer Motherboard. I installed the extra fan just for it to look better and it only helped by around 1-2c.
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May 8, 2014 3:40:45 PM

That's normal push\pull with the EVO just looks cool but doesn't really help.
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May 8, 2014 3:41:29 PM

Get some of this paste for your CPU:

It's great thermal , it's all I use.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($7.24 @ OutletPC)
Total: $7.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 18:41 EDT-0400)
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May 8, 2014 3:49:21 PM

It costs around 28$ in India and anyway I will get it. Also heard Artic Silver 5 and Cooler Master IC Essential E2 are also quite good.
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May 8, 2014 3:50:26 PM

MX4 is the best I've ever used.
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