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Windows 7: Windows crashes on startup only when powering on system

29 Jul 2011   #191
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

One other question: do I apply it only to the cap on the CPU or on the bottom of the heatsink, too? Or only the bottom of the heatsink?


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29 Jul 2011   #192
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I think applying a single dab of Thermal Paste is the best option:
Apply to the top of CPU and align the Heatsink. Putting the heatsink on will spread the paste effectively.

Its a little hard to see in the vid, but it should be about the same as a pea?

In the vid this is shown at about nine minutes in:

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29 Jul 2011   #193
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

+1 Thorsen. Much easier to show how it's done than to try and tell how. Very good.
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29 Jul 2011   #194
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

+1, Nice video Thorsen.
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30 Jul 2011   #195
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks, Thorsen, very helpful, I gave you some rep for the assistance
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30 Jul 2011   #196
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Thanks for the rep and glad your system is getting back up and running!
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30 Jul 2011   #197
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I think it is likely he got more than 1 rep for that great video. I hope it helps you get your system back up and running. Just let us know the results.
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03 Aug 2011   #198
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

I put the Arctic Silver on his CPU just like in the video. He dropped as low as 40c, but that's it. How long does it take before I know it's really working? It's still reaching highs of about 45. No, 47, now, and this is idle temps. It keeps jumping up and down.

Is there a time period I have to wait before I know for certain it's working? I know I put the paste on right. I put a pea-sized drop on top of the CPU and put the heatsink down on top of it. The CPU and heatsink were fully cleaned with isopropyl beforehand. So I know I did everything right.

Note: it looks as if it's trying really hard to drop temps but struggling a little.
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03 Aug 2011   #199
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Maybe it's not so bad, the temps are still trying to drop, he's reaching 41, now and it's trying hard to continue going down.

I also blew some dust out of his heatsink. I lost visibility for several seconds due to a massive dust cloud.

Right now it's just hanging around 41-42c and not getting any lower. Hopefully that doesn't mean I messed up. I know it should be getting closer to like 37c.

When touching the fans blowing air out, they're less warm than before as well, they're blowing a bit cooler.

I might not be getting ideal temps at the moment, but it's definitely running cooler when idle than it did before. Before on idle it was around 48c, so at least it dropped 6-7 degrees. Could drop some more though.
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03 Aug 2011   #200
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Never mind, I just read these things:

Quote:
Arctic Silver says 200 hrs for maximum effectiveness.
Quote:
For Artic Silver 5 as it's says in the website it usually takes around 2 weeks of 8 hour daily operation to make the thermal compound set and performs at best.
Day-um.

Honestly, though, if his CPU has already dropped 6 degree temps right away, before it's actively effective, that must be some good stuff!
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