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Weak Thermal Compound

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Last response: in CPUs
July 11, 2009 12:23:17 AM

I just reseated my heatsink yesterday I used artic cooler MX-2 thermal compound. I had astonising results my q6600 was at 28-32'C idle and i was using a arctic freezer 7 pro. Today I looked at temps and they aren't as low anymore. Now my temps are 30-34'C idle. :??: 

I dont understand why it went 2 degrees higher. :pt1cable:  :pt1cable: 

i thought by time the temps would drop not increase

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July 11, 2009 4:13:16 PM

You may have used more compound than before. Less is better. But relax. Your current temps of 30-34 are fine. I wouldn't remove it again. You might damage something. I would leave it alone.
July 11, 2009 5:03:45 PM

To be honest I dont care about the 2'C difference because before It use to idle at 39-43 or 42-46
So am glad with my new results and apparently it fluactuates between 27-35 idle. most common 30-34 though. :sol: