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Windows 7: factory applied thermal grease question


22 Feb 2014   #1
kem

Swappable hard-drives; 1 with Win 7 x64 ultimate, 1 with Linux Mint 17 x64, 2w/Mint 16 x64
 
 
factory applied thermal grease question

On my mobo I installed a phenom II x4 in year 2011. The included Copper AMD heatsink looked fine to install and I did not overclock this and will not so I installed it.

I recently started getting these thoughts of overheating so I started monitoring the cpu fan speed and it was fluctuating so I thought the fan was crapping out, so I purchased an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro rev2 HS/F, this came with pre-installed thermal paste; Should I leave the grease or remove it and apply the 3 yr. old Arctic Silver 5 ?

kev

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22 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm not sure if shelf life is a problem with the Arctic Silver. I would recommend it but it would not hurt to try the pre-installed first. If it is not good, then remove and apply the Arctic Silver
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22 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah I agree with Doug, in your situation the pre-applied stuff should be more than up to the job.
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22 Feb 2014   #4
kem

Swappable hard-drives; 1 with Win 7 x64 ultimate, 1 with Linux Mint 17 x64, 2w/Mint 16 x64
 
 

Thanks Guys.
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27 Feb 2014   #5
kem

Swappable hard-drives; 1 with Win 7 x64 ultimate, 1 with Linux Mint 17 x64, 2w/Mint 16 x64
 
 

I wanted to tell you guys this; My ati video card was idling at 52c; I played Call of Duty2 for a bit and when I stopped the card temp was a blazing 74c. I took out the ati 5770, opened the shroud and cleaned it (it was dirty) and in the process decided to replace the thermal paste with the 3 yr. old arctic silver 5 I had and now it is at 41c just watching youtube n surfin the net. Haven't played any games yet till it seats awhile. Just did it about 3 hrs. ago but it seems fine.

Prior to using the 3yr. old A.S.5 I kept it upright for a couple of days then turned it upside down for a couple days I did this for about a week. It looks good.
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27 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another little trick with any AS 5 or other compounds is to put the tube in hot water for a while and then squeeze the tube to mix the compound. Might help and can't hurt.
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27 Feb 2014   #7
kem

Swappable hard-drives; 1 with Win 7 x64 ultimate, 1 with Linux Mint 17 x64, 2w/Mint 16 x64
 
 

seems like it would. help I mean
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