Ok this is going sound really stupid. I put alot of time and money towards this setup I have. Now I been reading posts, and I still feel lost because I feel like each question has a different answer.
I have Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste, and I have a Intel i7 920 cpu. I went to Arctic Silver's website, they said to apply it in a line which I thought was weird. I have heard people say apply a dot like a pea or bigger than a rice grain onto the cpu, and use a card or something.
I have a Corsair H50 cooling system, but Im not sure I could do.
I guess Im asking what would be the most efficient way of applying Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste onto a Intel i7 920 with a Corsair H50 cooling system.
Not ready to destroy a motherboard and cpu either, so I need help. Thanks guys.
Also a quick side note. Would this help keep my i7 stable if I overclocked it, or would it destroy it in no time?
You should be able to hit 4.0 easy with that cooler. More and you'll need some better fans in push-pull on both sides of the rad. The H50 is as good as most top notch air cooling. Don't expect miricals tho. It is a teeny rad on the H50.
I put together my entire system, will not turn on unless I hit the power button inside the motherboard. It boots for 20 seconds, and I cant install windows 7 64 bit.
Is there anyway to tell if static electricity destroyed my motherboard or cpu or something, do I have a faulty psu? Or am I doing something wrong? I used an anti static wrist band the whole time. I mean I can see the bios screen, and then it tries to install windows, and it just shuts down. Sometimes it only makes it to the bios screen.
Everything powered on fine, nothing is wrong now except one thing.
I have an msi pro-e motherboard, and a azza solano case, with an 850w azza dynamo power supply. I can turn the power on from the motherboard, but I cant turn on the power with the power on button in front of my computer. How can I fix this?