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Windows 7: PC slowed down after changing thermal paste.


25 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
PC slowed down after changing thermal paste.

Hi guys,

Basically I removed the old thermal paste from my CPU (had this computer awhile now and the old thermal paste seemed to have dried up) as my computer had been overheating lately I figured this was why. I replaced it with some newer thermal paste spreading it evenly and trying to ensure I didn't leave any air bubbles and it looked smooth.

But since doing this my computer is slowing at loading. Example, when playing LoL the loading screen pregame takes x8 longer for me to load than usual and my FPS fluctuates between 11-70.

I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem?!
Should I remove the thermal paste and try again?

Thanks for taking time to read this.

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25 Feb 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi there Bogun,make sure that CPU sink is properly fitted,all them clips tightened.Can it be,that you accidentaly,moved any of your memory modules?Make sure they are probably seated,any temperatures problems?
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25 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not 100% savvy at measuring the temp, I just downloaded a program called core temp and it says

TJ. Max: 105 C Low High Load
Core #0: 83 C 81C 94 C 9%
Core #1: 77 C 77 C 89 C 6%

I get the feeling I've done something wrong.
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25 Feb 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

If these temps are in celcius shut your pc down NOW and reseat everything...
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25 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Problem solved the fan died, luckily I got a few compatible spare.

It was working after I applied the paste, but it was making more noise than usual and slowly reduced must have been its 'last breath'.

Sorry for wasting your time :/ but thank you for helping me ^^.
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25 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Redo it. Clean both CPU die and heatsink with rubbing alcohol until they are both shiny and contamination free. Apply a rice grain sized drop of compound to the CPU and reinstall the heatsink, tightening the screws cross- wise like you would a car tire, if your heatsink has screws. Otherwise, just clip the heatsink like you normally would.
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25 Feb 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Glad you made it,no waste of time,this forum is full of people,ready to sort things out,I've been helped and am glad to offer any help.Cheers mate.Wait a second,go to coretemp installation folder,click and drag the exe to your startup folder and keep an eye on it on your taskbar,just for playin safe.
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25 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sometimes, the gremlins get our parts. Glad you got it sorted out.
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