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Idle temps stay constant from high overclok to low??

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March 9, 2009 11:03:24 PM

Asus V60 heatsink
dynex silver thermal compound
Intel E6300 1.86GHz (stock)
2x2 DDR2 800MHz

okay, so originally without overclocking my system ran at 38C idle and 48C-52C full load

i overclocked the FSB only from 1066 to like 1600+ and that was 1.86GHz to 3.1
(voltage for the FSB at like 1.500 at the furthest overclocking i did, and 1.275 when i dropped it))
after the overclock the system ran at 54C idle and 67C full load.
WAY too much so i lowered the fsb a bit.
and coretemp says my cpu idle temp is STILL at like 53C
i dropped the FSB all the way down to 1200. CPU at 2.27GHz
again, it still remains at 53C-54C idle

now, i have applied the thermal compound like 2 days ago, and the day i did, i overclocked it.
and, through google, someone said that i should "keep the CPU at stock temps for a week or two to let the thermal grease burn in."
is this myth or fiction?
say it IS true and i messed up the grease, causing me to reapply it for the 3rd time and reset the clock settings. would it help?

im going to return the frequency/voltage settings and see if that changes anything, but i HIGHLY doubt it.

i just need someone's opinion
March 9, 2009 11:54:28 PM

Most thermal compounds take a few 'thermal cycles' before they are fully effective, but you should only be talking a few degrees difference from when they are first applied.

How did you apply the thermal paste? It might also be helpful if you say what mobo you're using!
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March 10, 2009 12:35:01 AM

OHH! sorry lol

its an EVGA nForce 750i SLI mobo

i applied a small amount and used a playing card and scraped it around kinda lol until it was a very thin layer.


i just put a thin layer of it on my heatsink and nothing on my cpu
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