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Windows 7: Need help with replacing thermal compound!

20 Aug 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

RazzerCro did you check out this website and read the below.

Arctic Silver, Inc. - AMDŽ Application Methods


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21 Aug 2013   #12
m4paws

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Turn your computer on and open up whatever temp monitoring software you have.....RealTemp, Core Temp, etc. Let it idle for about 30 minutes and keep an eye on the temps. If the idle temps are good and you see no spikes in the temperature, go ahead and stress test it for 30 minutes to an hour. You want to stay right there with it in case it spikes up and you need to stop stressing it. After you have that done, check the bolts to make sure they are still very snug.
I recently installed a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. I did like you said and tightened down the bolts in an X pattern. Since running my PC, I have not rechecked the bolts though. Thanks for the suggestion, I"m going to check them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Run the rig and watch then double check for good and snug and most pastes will burn in for several hours and some take days.
I used Arctic Silver 5, and followed the directions on their site for my i7-3770k. I'm not real happy with the temps so I'm hoping they'll get better once it burns in. At stock settings, running Prime95, I get about 72c. Idle is about 30-32 (core 0 seems to be hotter than the other cores).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I agree, this stuff is great and makes removing thermal paste pretty easy.
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27 Aug 2013   #13
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If it's not too late

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28 Aug 2013   #14
RazzerCro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It's all done now :))) My CPU ,while playing games like Mw3 on extra goes to 60-65°C ,which is great :)
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28 Aug 2013   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Great news, what are you temps at idle and do you know your ambient room temp. ?
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