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Rockworth said:What exactly do you mean by "lapped" and steppings"?
tft said:I've gotten the best results with putting a small dab of AS on the core, and then spreading it around with the cut off end of a q-tip (the stick part, not the cotten part.) When its all covered, its a pretty thin layer, and the little extra on there compensates for inperfections in the hs, and core.
Derevirn said:Yeah a super thin layer should be enough . A friend of mine put a fair amount of AS III on his heatsink and his temps became 2-3 C bigger than with cheap thermal paste !
gone_fishin said:I was getting high temps with the retail HSF setup with ASIII. I have since put on a huge Alpha. Now the first install of my alpha got me a little lower temps. I then reapplied the ASIII following their instructions. This is very important to follow. Here's how I applied it later and I got much better readings. First I cleaned everything off with a compound called "Goof Off", very excellent stuff even if it really smells. Then I used a plastic sandwich bag on my finger to rub the ASIII on the bottom of the heatsink very hard. This produced a very fine "wetting" of the heatsink and it looks like nothing's there. Then I used my thumb in the sandwich bag and applied a very thin and even layer to the CPU. It was so thin you could see through it just slightly. When you mate the surfaces together you might think there is not enough on them but you can feel them cling together. This produced a 4 - 5 degree celsius drop in my temp readings compared to a heavier application of ASIII.
I am running at 1.76 actual CPU voltage at 2.4Ghz.
My mobo temp is 28-30C
My idle CPU temp is 39 - 41C
My full load CPU temp is 48 - 50C
Before my range was 45C - 58C
I hope this info helps.
with temps like yours you shouldn't be giving advice on cooling you should be taking it. I put mine on about two sheets of paper thick it takes a few days for as3 to cure.
whoo I don't think your advise sucks I was only j/k infact it was great advice. lighten up a littlegone_fishin said:Well, my temps seem high because the voltage is up to 1.76 from a default of 1.5 with air cooling, and the facts are a thinner application is better, even if you think my advice sucks.
that true that their are several resons why his temps are high. I just asumed it was from high room temps.KingB said:
I think what he was trying to convey that there is a good drop in temps with the proper application of the ASIII. He did get an 8c drop. He also gave a pretty detailed and infromative way to get a good application. Give the guy some credit. His temps may not be as low as yours but this could be from other factors than ASIII application. Everyone should be able to contribute.