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July 5, 2014 2:09:10 PM

My CPU is i7 960 and its norm temperature is 38-45
I use weak cooler with which cpu came with
After I clean my CPU and its radiator from dust and thermal and reapply thermal again
I get really good temperature like 39 42 45
But about 2-3 weeks later its gets back on shitty temperature like 48-55
Even now I toke it out to see why did temperature on my CPU went on 92 when I was playing a game I saw there was a small amount of wholes in thermal paste on CPU so i added some more
And that didn't fix anything..
Do I have to remove thermal paste again to fix this problem?
What causes this problem?
I'm not made of thermal paste!
P.S I Just bought GTX 780 Ti and set everything on games on ultra and sense I7 960 is not really that good or new, I don't think it can keep it up.
Could that be a problem?
Temperatures Realtemp 3.7 and from bios

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July 5, 2014 2:33:16 PM

Bravemaniac said:
My CPU is i7 960 and its norm temperature is 38-45
I use weak cooler with which cpu came with
After I clean my CPU and its radiator from dust and thermal and reapply thermal again
I get really good temperature like 39 42 45
But about 2-3 weeks later its gets back on shitty temperature like 48-55
Even now I toke it out to see why did temperature on my CPU went on 92 when I was playing a game I saw there was a small amount of wholes in thermal paste on CPU so i added some more
And that didn't fix anything..
Do I have to remove thermal paste again to fix this problem?
What causes this problem?
I'm not made of thermal paste!
P.S I Just bought GTX 780 Ti and set everything on games on ultra and sense I7 960 is not really that good or new, I don't think it can keep it up.
Could that be a problem?
Temperatures Realtemp 3.7 and from bios


I have a desktop with a 960 in it. You have cleaned the heatsink and it made a difference. From what you have said, I would have to guess that you are over using the thermal compound. That will only insulate it and prevent the transfer of heat from the CPU to the heat sink. Use some alcohol and something that wont leave lint behind ( I use gauze pads and clean off al the Thermal compound from the CPU and Heatsink. Apply just a small amount ( about the size of a small pea ). The sole purpose of that Thermal Compound is to fill the small cracks left from the machining process of the cap so you get a good transfer of heat. It also sounds like you are using a stock cooler. As a rule they are usually enough if you are not overclocking. Perhaps you amy want to look into getting a third party cooler.
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July 5, 2014 4:12:27 PM

I just cleaned all the old thermal and applied new one in middle of cpu like a little pea
then I put everything back together and still same screwed up temperature
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July 5, 2014 4:24:50 PM

Bravemaniac said:
I just cleaned all the old thermal and applied new one in middle of cpu like a little pea
then I put everything back together and still same screwed up temperature


Ok. My 960 is in a Gateway FX 6800-01e. Only has one 120mm rear exhast fan. Tried to straighten things up insude as much as possible to unrestrict the airflow. No temp issues wit the CPU or GPU, but had then with the Northbridge which took a bit of jury rigging to fix. The Cooler could have a bad fan that is not doing it's job. My next move would be to try a new cooler. You didn't say what cooler you had in there. Is You rig a home built one or off the shelf ( Prebuilt) one?
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July 5, 2014 4:45:50 PM

coastie65 said:
Bravemaniac said:
I just cleaned all the old thermal and applied new one in middle of cpu like a little pea
then I put everything back together and still same screwed up temperature


Ok. My 960 is in a Gateway FX 6800-01e. Only has one 120mm rear exhast fan. Tried to straighten things up insude as much as possible to unrestrict the airflow. No temp issues wit the CPU or GPU, but had then with the Northbridge which took a bit of jury rigging to fix. The Cooler could have a bad fan that is not doing it's job. My next move would be to try a new cooler. You didn't say what cooler you had in there. Is You rig a home built one or off the shelf ( Prebuilt) one?


its from shelf I haven't changed its fan
Here are my sepecs
gigabyte G1 assassin
GTX 780 ti
8 gb corsair 1066mhz
corsair 850w
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July 5, 2014 4:51:35 PM

Bravemaniac said:
coastie65 said:
Bravemaniac said:
I just cleaned all the old thermal and applied new one in middle of cpu like a little pea
then I put everything back together and still same screwed up temperature


Ok. My 960 is in a Gateway FX 6800-01e. Only has one 120mm rear exhast fan. Tried to straighten things up insude as much as possible to unrestrict the airflow. No temp issues wit the CPU or GPU, but had then with the Northbridge which took a bit of jury rigging to fix. The Cooler could have a bad fan that is not doing it's job. My next move would be to try a new cooler. You didn't say what cooler you had in there. Is You rig a home built one or off the shelf ( Prebuilt) one?


its from shelf I haven't changed its fan
Here are my sepecs
gigabyte G1 assassin
GTX 780 ti
8 gb corsair 1066mhz
corsair 850w


Ok. What is the make and model number. I am asking so I can see what it looks like as regarding airflow and the like.
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July 5, 2014 4:56:52 PM

Thanks but I already ordered new fan
thanks anyway
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July 5, 2014 5:20:25 PM

Bravemaniac said:
Thanks but I already ordered new fan
thanks anyway


Okay.
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