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The heat sink plastic connectors broke

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July 3, 2012 3:35:34 PM

the heat sink plastic connectors broke so for now I'm using gravity to keep the heatsink in contact with th cpu. mine is a c2d e4400. the idle temps are around 30-34 at load its above 65 and thats without the thermal paste(I literally took off the heatsink and set it up for better contact).. so what should I do? should I apply the paste urgently or can I wait for a few days?

and btw what are the normal idle temps and load temps on stock fan

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July 3, 2012 4:58:06 PM

Here's the temps and other specs for your processor: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_2/Intel-Core%202%20D...

As for the HS/F, I would get a replacement as soon as possible. Replacements are cheaply found at places like ebay if cost is an issue: http://www.ebay.com/sch/CPU-Fans-Heatsinks-/131486/i.ht...
If you are running with no thermal paste, I can only assume your clean up job didn't remove the left over paste from the metal pores. So it is still getting some benefit from the old thermal paste.
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July 3, 2012 6:05:57 PM

You using the stock heatsink with push/pull clips, YUCK!

Spend £30 and get a nice Hyper 212 Evo, will cool that beast down, give you lots of overclocking heat headroom and uses a proper retention mechanism.
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July 4, 2012 4:00:39 PM

Best answer selected by lalbibek.
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