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Windows 7: Removed heatsink from processor, do I need new thermal compound?

17 Nov 2010   #11
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

every time you remove the heatsink you have to replace the thermal compound?


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17 Nov 2010   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Radio Shack stocks Arctic Silver at almost all stores.

Try 3-in-1 oil. It is a brand available at Walmart etc. Sewing department if not automotive. Any brand of sewing machine oil.
One drop.

Mike
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17 Nov 2010   #13
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
every time you remove the heatsink you have to replace the thermal compound?
always best to use fresh in case of contamination its not that expensive and gives reassurance
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17 Nov 2010   #14
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
every time you remove the heatsink you have to replace the thermal compound?
always best to use fresh in case of contamination its not that expensive and gives reassurance
hmm, when i originally seated my heatsink, i removed it for a minute to ensure that it was seated properly.. im think im ok - i run at 38C - 42C idle and have never gone above about 71C during gaming...

maybe i should just add some artic silver to be safe, dunno
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17 Nov 2010   #15
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
every time you remove the heatsink you have to replace the thermal compound?
always best to use fresh in case of contamination its not that expensive and gives reassurance
hmm, when i originally seated my heatsink, i removed it for a minute to ensure that it was seated properly.. im think im ok - i run at 38C - 42C idle and have never gone above about 71C during gaming...

maybe i should just add some artic silver to be safe, dunno
well if it isn't broke don't try to fix it, just be careful you don't fry it!
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17 Nov 2010   #16
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Do not add additional Arctic Silver without completely cleaning both contact surfaces. Too much thermal paste or improperly applied thermal paste will severely degrade your heat transfer.
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17 Nov 2010   #17
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

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Do not add additional Arctic Silver without completely cleaning both contact surfaces. Too much thermal paste or improperly applied thermal paste will severely degrade your heat transfer.
yep, i know. thanks for the reminder tho.. can never be too careful

i posted my temps here but i am also looking for a reliable way of testing to make sure my heatsink and thermal compound are installed and applied correctly.

i have used PC probe and speedfan, and both of them seem to show the temperature jumping quite a bit. i turned down the sample rate and i still get ~4-5C jumps - it just seems unreliable to me... is there a program that will log and/or graph systems temps over time? i would be interested to see that.
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17 Nov 2010   #18
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have you tried cpuid? they have other monitor programs too HWMonitor
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting


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17 Nov 2010   #19
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeyeskm View Post
Do not add additional Arctic Silver without completely cleaning both contact surfaces. Too much thermal paste or improperly applied thermal paste will severely degrade your heat transfer.
yep, i know. thanks for the reminder tho.. can never be too careful

i posted my temps here but i am also looking for a reliable way of testing to make sure my heatsink and thermal compound are installed and applied correctly.

i have used PC probe and speedfan, and both of them seem to show the temperature jumping quite a bit. i turned down the sample rate and i still get ~4-5C jumps - it just seems unreliable to me... is there a program that will log and/or graph systems temps over time? i would be interested to see that.
I like the Asus utilities. PC Probe II.
Asus Support PC Probe Version 1.04.86 under utilities curtain.
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17 Nov 2010   #20
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Here is one of the reasons I like AIDA64. In addition to its other capabilities it runs in the background displaying and updating a highly customizable presentation that is integrated into your wallpaper.


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