I had applied the thermal compound following the Artic silver 5 manual , it's recommended to apply a thin line right to left. But after a month all my components are working at low temp but not my cpu. I have followed the instruction and it doest seem to work for me. ihad to buy a new case to imporve the ventilation and after that all my components temps gone down but my cpu doesnt
I have i7 920 at stock speed, it has reached 75 degrees celcius while playing gta Iv
What should i use to remove the old thermal paste over the cpu and the heatsink
I used 92 % Isopropyl Alcohol and tried the Q-tip - but whatever Dell used to seat their heatsink was more like bubble gum. I peeled it off - and then had to buff the remaining residue off the aluminum heatsink with an old T-shirt dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol.