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Here's what better not to do: Use like 7 years old heat sink paste on yer brand new processor:

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So, I cleaned it up. The only paste I had left was the stuff already applied on the heat sink of a brand new cooler... scraped it off, applied some to the CPU and some to the original cooler... all is good. On load it now runs at 68C, instead of 75C ... Have ordered me some fresh stuff though... Tomorrow I shall pull the stuff apart again, and put some of it on... well, if this thing lasts in this setup that is.

Oh well... 

 

 

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Blimey, brave man FT...not a practice I would ever consider but you practically ooze confidence :)

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Haha, sure do!

After applying the new paste, the temps as such during load seem reasonable, but after running CloD and/or DCS, the Max value ended up at being 81C ! Not really an improvement ... lol

Maybe the CPUID HWMonitor is not up to its task? There was a recent update of it though... 

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Haha, sure do!
After applying the new paste, the temps as such during load seem reasonable, but after running CloD and/or DCS, the Max value ended up at being 81C ! Not really an improvement ... lol
Maybe the CPUID HWMonitor is not up to its task? There was a recent update of it though... 


So how frequently should one consider replacing the thermal compound between cpu and cooler? I only ask cos my liquid cooling rig is still using the thermal compound that was pre-applied by the manufacturer. Seems ok though, my CPU rarely gets to 60 deg C.


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5 hours ago, FoolTrottel said:

Apply it once and it will last a computer-lifetime me thinks :) 

Yep my understanding also, but 7 year old open stock, as you found out has its limits to shelf life. ;-)

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Never have understood how electronics like CPUID (which I use as well)could get a good read on physical temps.  Unless they're just reading a thermometer already installed on the machine.

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3 hours ago, Kira said:

Never have understood how electronics like CPUID (which I use as well)could get a good read on physical temps.  Unless they're just reading a thermometer already installed on the machine.

That's indeed what they do... They need updates regularly, so new boards and newly discovered sensors will get added :)

 

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On 4/15/2018 at 4:35 AM, T_O_A_D said:

Yep my understanding also, but 7 year old open stock, as you found out has its limits to shelf life. 😉

surely the goo squished between my heatsink and CPU would be classed as 'open'

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