Did i put enough thermal paste on?

I think i have a problem. Just installed a Corsair a70 on a i7 2600k with arctic mx-5 and I'm reaching these temps:-

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Are these temps a problem? I've got decent air flow within my case.

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. What method did you use to apply the thermal compound?
  2. Those temps are fine; it's more often too much paste used, not too little. I wouldn't mess with your heatsink. Most small water cooled setups only lower the temps a few degrees. Depends on your room temp also.
  3. Too much or too little paste imo.
    I have an A70 on an i5 760 and my temps are lower then that,i used the supplied paste.
  4. I used the rice of grain method. I'm running prime 95 now and 2 cores are at 64 and the rest 58 hmm.
  5. jammydodger06 said:
    I used the rice of grain method. I'm running prime 95 now and 2 cores are at 64 and the rest 58 hmm.

    Those temps aren't horrible but could be alot better if the cpu is at stock speed.
    I'd double check the mounting hardware and perhaps re-mount.
  6. what applying method would you suggest davcon?
  7. jammydodger06 said:
    what applying method would you suggest davcon?

    I used the two-line method = same as 212+ application.
    Bottom pic
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=38&limit=1&limitstart=5
    Also make sure you have good pressure applied.
  8. http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/289/photobucket.png

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    Are these better temps. It's still confusing me why core 2/3 are still that high :S
  9. During idle, only one core should be active. The adjacent cores may have some residual heat from the active one. It's normal for some variance in temps. You won't get rid of it all by reinstalling the cpu multiple times.
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