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Windows 7: New Heatsink and fan, should I wipe the already applied thermal paste?

25 May 2013   #11
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Good to hear! Over the next day or so you might see it drop a few more degrees as the paste "settles" in.
Thanks, for the reply
you mean as times is going the temperature will start decreasing, and what i have noticed is that the temperature was 52 and starts going down to 42 , do you expect i can notice more decrease in the temperature.. or the temperature will stay around 40 C as normal.


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25 May 2013   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's normal for the temperature to spike at boot up, then drop a little. What kbrady1979 was referring to is the TIM (Thermal Interface Material aka paste) will continue to spread a bit due to the heat of the CPU making it less viscous and allowing the film to become thinner, improving heat transfer (other factors may also be at work, depending on the kind of TIM, but will still give the same results). In other words, instead of initially getting 52C dropping to 42C you have now, you may eventually see something like 50C dropping to 40C.
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26 May 2013   #13
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
It's normal for the temperature to spike at boot up, then drop a little. What kbrady1979 was referring to is the TIM (Thermal Interface Material aka paste) will continue to spread a bit due to the heat of the CPU making it less viscous and allowing the film to become thinner, improving heat transfer (other factors may also be at work, depending on the kind of TIM, but will still give the same results). In other words, instead of initially getting 52C dropping to 42C you have now, you may eventually see something like 50C dropping to 40C.
Thanks for the reply, I know the kind of the thermal paste plays a role in making good heat transfer, I bought Arctic silver and was intending to use it, but the seller was the one who convinced me not to use it and continue using the already applied thermal paste in the HSF(Heat sink and fan)..
as he was telling me if something happens i will not be responsible and that is why i did not take risk..
I read about the Arctic silver 5 , and I thought I could use it instead the one the manufacturing putting it..
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26 May 2013   #14
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
What you are saying is the new heatsink has pre-applied thermal paste? I'd leave that on there. I would, however, take 90%+ Isopropyl Alcohol and a coffee filter and clean the CPU really good before installing the new part.
I took your advice and i used the pre-applied thermal paste, the results seems good and in my oinion it would not be that much difference if i use Arctic silver 5...
Thanks for the reply and advice
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26 May 2013   #15
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Just FYI for folks, here's the Thermal Compound to get:

ARCTIC MX4 Thermal Paste - 4gram - Newegg.com

4 grams, many uses with that much, a little goes a long way with this stuff, so you don't go crazy with it, even though you could.
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26 May 2013   #16
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Just FYI for folks, here's the Thermal Compound to get:

ARCTIC MX4 Thermal Paste - 4gram - Newegg.com

4 grams, many uses with that much, a little goes a long way with this stuff, so you don't go crazy with it, even though you could.
Me and my buddy were using MX-2 until this stuff came out, and we got a tube of it for my PC build and it is really good stuff. It's what I use and what I recommend.
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26 May 2013   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Just FYI for folks, here's the Thermal Compound to get:

ARCTIC MX4 Thermal Paste - 4gram - Newegg.com

4 grams, many uses with that much, a little goes a long way with this stuff, so you don't go crazy with it, even though you could.
Me and my buddy were using MX-2 until this stuff came out, and we got a tube of it for my PC build and it is really good stuff. It's what I use and what I recommend.
It's what I used on my build. It is easy to use, doesn't need a burn-in period to get the TIM to spread properly, and it's non-conductive so if you do manage to get too much on, it won't short out anything. I suggest doing one or more test applications to make sure you are putting the right amount on (I got a bit too much on the first time).
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