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flixotide said:The readings are from the mobo, Asus A7V 266-E
I'm using Arctic alumina for paste, and it seems to be spread nice and I can't imagine contact getting any better.
I'm not using any shim's or other extra...
Cabinet is a chieftec dragon DX-01WD. See it here
Even though I use 4 25 cfm 80 mm fans, temperatures don't fall below 60...
The cooling profile is pretty hot... can't put my finger on it for long..
Maybe I should 'pipe' the air directly out the side of the cabinet??? and 'pipe' fresh air directly to the fans on the profile... as the cabinet I use is pretty big, the 80 mm fans might not create enough airflow?? I'm trying to avoid too much noise...
More help welcome...
Arctic Alumina is not made for heat transfer between the core of a cpu and heatsink.
The first ceramic-based, polysynthetic thermal compound for use between
modern high-power CPUs and high performance heatsinks or water-cooling solutions
flixotide said:The cooling profile is pretty hot... can't put my finger on it for long..
If the heat sink is pretty hot then I doubt there is a high likely hood of a problem with the contact. I would guess it is just the ambient temp inside the case, as some one already said.