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Have i applied too much thermal paste

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January 24, 2012 11:43:59 AM

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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January 24, 2012 11:46:41 AM

Is the CPU overclocked? What is your case?
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January 24, 2012 11:47:25 AM

jemm said:
Is the CPU overclocked? What is your case?


Cpu is overclocked to 4 GHZ (stock voltage)

Case is the aerocool blackhawk
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January 24, 2012 11:49:24 AM

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?
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January 24, 2012 11:50:45 AM

a grain of rice sized amount of thermal compound, personally i spread it around the surface of the CPU.
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January 24, 2012 11:52:00 AM

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.
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January 24, 2012 11:53:22 AM

umm, mabye the entire cpu :/ 

Was a bit more than a small grain sized amount
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January 24, 2012 11:56:08 AM

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

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January 24, 2012 11:56:35 AM

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?
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January 24, 2012 11:57:21 AM

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


Upped the multiplier. Havnt changed the voltages
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January 24, 2012 11:58:20 AM

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
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January 24, 2012 12:03:04 PM

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.
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January 24, 2012 12:04:15 PM

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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January 24, 2012 12:04:27 PM

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January 24, 2012 12:13:37 PM

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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January 24, 2012 12:58:18 PM

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