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I didn't spread it the first time,as the instructions on the website didn't say anything about that.

So, if the compound itself isn't damaged, I won't need to use more of it, just spread it around more and remount the cooler?
in the industry we call that a lazy assembly line :)

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wait, were you referring to the part about applying a line of thermal compound or the second part?
 
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the line. it's sloppy you can get an uneven spread, usually system builders do it.

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spreading can introduce air bubble's/pocket's into the paste which can reduce thermal transfer

i saw a guide depicting various method's of application using two piece's of glass but it escape's me know :banghead:
 
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spreading is more accurate, it's the pro way :) you need to go back to school mike. lol

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spreading is more accurate, it's the pro way :) you need to go back to school mike. lol

- Christine
i don't need school, school is for idiot's, thnx. i've forgotten more than some people know.

everyone has a different method of applying thermal paste, even amongst the "PRO'S" the method's vary.

try googling it and see what you come up with, the line method just seem's to be more commonly used.
 

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spreading is more accurate, it's the pro way :) you need to go back to school mike. lol

- Christine
Spreading it has all ways done better for me over the last 14+ years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU2_uP9S9Gg&feature=related

you don't have to use a condom, you can use suran wrap or a latex glove. lines, dots it doesn't really matter.

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A condom thats funny. Errm don't use those lol. they have crap on them haha. As for the groves be careful to as some can have a fine white dust on them.
 

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ok, what do you guys think about this:


EDIT:
Also, people on this forum seem to be experiencing "high" cpu temps like I am: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=28&threadid=2147992

Also, Everest is reading my temps as they probably should be in the overall CPU temp, but not in the individual cores, which it measures as quite a bit higher than both the cpu temp in Everest and in RealTemp.

Do you think that this is just a result of the measurings being meant only to prevent the CPU from melting, and they might be inaccurate at lower temperatures?

Any thoughts?
 
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hm. ok. I just ran Orthos to stress test my CPU, and it maxed at around 55C.
 
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it's fine.

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ok, ventilation question: is it better to have a net flow of more air being pushed out or being sucked in by the fans?
EDIT: about 9 mins
 
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ok, ventilation question: is it better to have a net flow of more air being pushed out or being sucked in by the fans?
EDIT: about 9 mins
really you should load all 4 core's for ~1hr to get an idea of load temp's

case flow is something you will have to experiment with as everyone's case is different, i preffer more air going out than coming in

:toast:
 
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Apevia cases are crap lol. should of bought the Centurion 590.

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Apevia cases are crap lol. should of bought the Centurion 590.

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True, but the Apevia was cheap and looked cooler lol. I'll probably end up regretting it, but oh well.
 
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you will regret it but not at the moment wait 6 months :p

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because thats when you will be asking us for a new case recommendation. hehe

poor airflow can lead to numerous problems. it's not like the old days where you could just stick a cheap case fan in the front and one on the back.

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ok, so what would you guys suggest I do to remedy the problem? I already have the case, and I don't exactly have the money to get another just after buying the computer
 
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ok, so what would you guys suggest I do to remedy the problem? I already have the case, and I don't exactly have the money to get another just after buying the computer
do you have any pix of your setup?
 

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jesus christ, the centurion 590 was only $10 more lol. you could try changing out the fans but there isn't exactly a big market for 80mm fans not alot of good models to choose from. you don't exactly appear to be the modding type not that the case is really moddable. Apevia has always made stylish crappy cases they should do what NZXT did and elevate there products.

- Christine
 

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System Name Rey's PC
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor @3.5 Ghz
Motherboard DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler / Arctic Silver 5 / SILVERSTONE 120mm fan
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Video Card(s) EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
Storage Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive / 300GB external usb
Display(s) SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Case APEVIA X-Gear ATXB5KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V Power Supply
Software Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders
jesus christ, the centurion 590 was only $10 more lol. you could try changing out the fans but there isn't exactly a big market for 80mm fans not alot of good models to choose from. you don't exactly appear to be the modding type not that the case is really moddable. Apevia has always made stylish crappy cases they should do what NZXT did and elevate there products.

- Christine
There is also the fact that I didn't know about that case...

If I can mod it to make it better, I'll do it. I've already placed one of the fans on the outside due to space constraints