Thin thermal compound
O wow sry, i though i had given an explanation o well...Yes i'm very new in this forum. i have seen some threads that i find helpful and i just came here if you guys could lend me a hand.
last 4 days i gladly built my own i7 computer. Spec:
Evga x58 3x sli
i7 920 @ 4.13ghz
BFG gtx 275 896mb
BFG PSU Modular 1200w
6gb Dominator Corsair @ 1600mhz
1tb Hitachi 32mb cache
Antec 1200 Case
HP 22" HD
Window 7 Pro
DIMM Ram frequency; 1060mhz(2:8)
CPU PLL: 1.65
(rest are set on Auto)
Ok before i was messing around with voltages and trying to get it stable, and i notice that my temp went high towards 100s- and like 62s- idle.
then, by changing volts spec i managed to get it stable at 48s- Idle and 82- Under Full load (Test by Prime95).
so then i saw these reviews related to "thermal Compound", and i realize that i put too much on the cpu core. so i clean it again without alcohol and put a little dot of thermal compound.(i got the silver) and spread it with my finger covered by a bag. After mounting it again and turning the Computer, i open RealTemp and saw a drastic Increase of temp. Now my temp are idleing @ 61s- and i won't even try under full load. lmao
so before trying to do the process once again, i want to know; is it alright to clean the thermal with no alcohol? Does my CNPS9900 heatsink truly handles my OC of a temp rage of 30-4c0 idle? How much really thermal compound do i need to put? and thank you. (the temps are based on C, celcius)
-sitenote: i think i put too little compound on the core. so i want to make sure...
Too hot. I'd set it back to stock speeds for now, then get some of this:
Once you get it, tear it down, clean it, and re-apply your thermal grease correctly. Then test the temps at stock settings for comparison before overclocking.
its not 85 its 80c. and i do think i might leave like that considering i (hopefully) will never reach the full load of cpu. every time i use the system it goes 46-64. even when playing a game. So i'll just leave it until i get a better heatsink.
i also believe that i gotta do some configurations to the voltages, since when i set it the most on auto it probably insignificantly increased my volts which increase my temps.