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Mastershroom Advanced Member

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#31 11 years ago

Look into Arctic Silver 5 or OCZ Freeze. They're not really much more expensive (no way you're gonna pay more than $10 for a tube), but the difference in cooling speaks for itself. Also, keep in mind that cooling paste does take 200 hours and plenty of heating/cooling cycles to fully cure.

And of course, there's always the possibility, as Mr. Pedantic and Pilla say, that you've used too little, too much, or have applied it wrong.




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#32 11 years ago

A 10┬░ jump in temps following a reseat is almost certainly due to a bad mount. Check that first... thermal paste should never result in that dramatic of a change.

If a new heatsink was involved, also make sure that you removed the film protecting the base of the unit before installation.




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#33 11 years ago
If a new heatsink was involved, also make sure that you removed the film protecting the base of the unit before installation.

^Yeah def that...I've done that before,then wondered what the smell of melting plastic was coming from, all good though, chux cloth and metho cleaned it up nice and proper.




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#34 11 years ago

I'm pretty sure the heat sink mounts are messed up, I was reading up online that the stock intel ones they use for pentium D 945 had a problem with its plastic mounting cilps. I'm pretty sure they are mounted on correctly, and I think the whole issue might be the plastic clips warping due to the heat or repeated removals. I'm considering buying a replacement for it.




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#35 11 years ago

Also, this may sound like a no-brainer, but did you remember to thoroughly clean the old paste off of the heatsink and CPU? That could make a large difference.




roostermeat

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#36 11 years ago

Yup, I used rubbing alcohol and made sure all trace of the old paste was gone. I'm going to replace my cpu cooler and hopefully this will solve the problem completely.




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#37 11 years ago
I'm pretty sure the heat sink mounts are messed up, I was reading up online that the stock intel ones they use for pentium D 945 had a problem with its plastic mounting cilps.

Those push pins are junk. Your best bet is to get a LGA775 bolt-through kit and toss those push pins in the trash. One or two of them probably are not locking into place tight enough and your sink isn't making good contact.

Also, get some OCZ Freeze on there as well. A tube is about $6 from newegg. The bolt-through kits are around $12 IIRC.




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#38 11 years ago

I'm replacing the fan with a ocz vanquisher which is about 20USD. Figured it's just not worth spending money on a 2 year old stock cooler which probably might die anytime.