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Have i applied too much thermal paste

Well i got a 2600k a few days ago and the temps im having seem to be very high on idle. About 50c. I did apply quite a bit or thermal paste. Could this be causing the temps to be too high. Under max laod its at about 70c max. Should i take off the cooler and apply only a small amount. I have a corsair H50.

Some more info, it has been extremely hot in the past few days ~36+
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  1. Is the CPU overclocked? What is your case?
  2. jemm said:
    Is the CPU overclocked? What is your case?


    Cpu is overclocked to 4 GHZ (stock voltage)

    Case is the aerocool blackhawk
  3. It sounds like a good place to start, you only need a small amount of compound to do the job. Too much is defeating the purpose. Just how much did you use?
  4. http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm

    Click on one of those links for a pretty in depth guide to applying Thermal Compound.
  5. a grain of rice sized amount of thermal compound, personally i spread it around the surface of the CPU.
  6. as long as the paste isn't coming out of the sides running down you should be ok..you want just a thin layer around the whole surface of the cpu.
  7. umm, mabye the entire cpu :/

    Was a bit more than a small grain sized amount
  8. This is a great video to give you an idea of how thermal paist spreads, and how much you need. I have been using the spread method for years but then my q9650 (very hot chip) was hitting 75 so I tired a the pea-bb in the middle method temp went down like 5-10 degrees.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXLu1Ms-q4&feature=fvsr
  9. I believe that the temps are a bit high due to the room temperature = ~36+

    How did you OC it? What voltages have you applied?
  10. jemm said:
    How did you OC it? What voltages have you applied?


    Upped the multiplier. Havnt changed the voltages
  11. bucknutty said:
    This is a great video to give you an idea of how thermal paist spreads, and how much you need. I have been using the spread method for years but then my q9650 (very hot chip) was hitting 75 so I tired a the pea-bb in the middle method temp went down like 5-10 degrees.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXLu1Ms-q4&feature=fvsr


    May have put a bit more then that one. Should i re-apply
  12. Best answer
    it cant hurt to clean it off and reapply. Use any method in the video other than spread. Should only take you like 5 minuts.
  13. bucknutty said:
    it cant hurt to clean it off and reapply. Use any method in the video other than spread. Should only take you like 5 minuts.


    I suppose ill do it tomorow then
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  15. Maybe. Didn't it come w/ thermal paste pre-applied? According to this review, the H50 idles at a higher temp than a stock HSF. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1025/6/
  16. DelroyMonjo said:
    Maybe. Didn't it come w/ thermal paste pre-applied? According to this review, the H50 idles at a higher temp than a stock HSF. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1025/6/


    I originally had this on my old AMD cpu. Thats why i had to re apply thermal paste
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