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Re-Mounting the H80, Thermal Compound?

Hi, I recently mounted the H80 onto my stock clocked i7 3820.

When i was mounting it, i had to take it off a couple seconds later and then put it back on. I want to know if I made a mistake and should have cleaned the thermal compound off and used a different one.

I'm pretty worried... I have it on the low preset, My temps are:
IDLE: 28 - 41

LOAD ( Prime95 & Intel Burn Test ) 52-56

I use my PC primarily for Gaming.

Thanks!
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  1. Anyone? :(
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    Your rig is absolutely fine :)

    As long as you didn't mount the H80 any differently (orient it upside down or sideways for example), you should be fine. I'll admit that I've owned an H100 at one point and I didn't have any issues with remounting once or twice :)
  3. mocchan said:
    Your rig is absolutely fine :)

    As long as you didn't mount the H80 any differently (orient it upside down or sideways for example), you should be fine. I'll admit that I've owned an H100 at one point and I didn't have any issues with remounting once or twice :)


    Okay phew! Off topic, but my idle temps jump around from about 27 to 40 pretty quickly, is that okay? All cores stay within the same range though..

    MUCH APPRECIATED! :)
  4. Yes, that is 100% normal :) Here's a screenshot of my i7 during idle/light web browsing to give you an example of temperatures!



    The temperatures fluctuated between 30-45C that day due to some web browsing/HD video streaming :)
  5. Best answer selected by gabrielkipp77.
  6. mocchan said:
    Yes, that is 100% normal :) Here's a screenshot of my i7 during idle/light web browsing to give you an example of temperatures!

    http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc370/wakaranai1432/idleload.png

    The temperatures fluctuated between 30-45C that day due to some web browsing/HD video streaming :)



    Great! Thank you so much! Peace of mind :wahoo:
  7. You're welcome :D Glad to be of assistance!
  8. You probaby trapped a few air bubbles when you re-mounted, but your temps suggest it's ok, well within acceptable range. If it heats up during Gaming in the future this is a great video showing the different methods of applying Thermal Paste for max efficiency...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffK7L0Qj13Q
  9. ^ +1 great link.

    The 'Smiley Method' always makes me chuckle LOL
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