So I picked up a new FX-55 and installed it..

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  1. Hezkezl

    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    Running very smoothly. My main question is, I guess, is what kind of temps should I be seeing with this thing while running idle, and under full load? I've got a ZALMAN CNPS 9500 (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835118004) as my heatsink/fan combo, and I'm just curious what you guys think my temps should be.

    I overclocked it a bit earlier, and pegged 3ghz, but it was running pretty warm (50+). Wondering if I should just expect that, and that's how it is, or if you think I should dive in and put a little bit more grease in there (I know I'll have to start over on it and add a whole new amount in there, but I'll put more in than I did this time)
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The thinnest layer that you can evenly apply to the heatsink, is the best layer that you can apply.

    = More is bad.
     
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    True, but I'm just hoping that I got enough onto there to begin with. I didn't smooth it down with a business card, or anything close :o I put a bit of it in the middle, and let the fan/heatsink smush it down onto the rest of the cpu. It seems to be ok.. I mean, I'm running at ~36C idle, so maybe I did it right :dunno:
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's actually how Arctic Silver recommends that you do it.

    Just a smal dot in the middle.

    I still like to use a razor blade though.

    I need to see for myself that the layer is as thin as I can make it.

    And I cant' guarantee that it will be with the dot of paste in the middle.
     
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    my intel runs at 50+c idle :coolugh: [3.4 p4]
     
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    Jebus :eek3: Do I dare ask what it goes at under full load? :o

    I was using Arctic Silver's stuff, dunno the specific product, but yeah, I read it, and thought why not. I was considering using a razor/card, but I figured I'd find out in a hurry if it wasn't enough grease/paste on it. No problems yet, other than the fact that it runs a bit hot for my tastes at 3ghz, but I'm lovin it. :coold:
     
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    I'd recommend staying under 55c, running over that for extended periods will reduce the life of the Athlon 64.
     

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