I'm happy to give you detailed instructions for doing this if you wish but I would need to know which CPU you have and possibly the socket type (i.e LGA775/478/AM2/939 etc). You would also need to purchase some Arctic Silver 5 or very similar high grade thermal paste & something to clean the old compound off with (i.e either Arctic Silver Arcticlean or isopropyl alcohol).
Any help would be great, I was watching a video done on youtube or somewhere else on how to apply it but I wasn't quite sure if it was the best technique. always happy to learn something new. You mentioned Arctic Silver 5, I had previously gone out and purchased Super Lube Silicone Heat Sink Compound.
http://www.super-lube.com but I will go and look for this Arctic Silver 5:)
I am in need of pasting another cpu and heatsink together as well for my other board, that I am rebuilding. This board I am talking about in the thread I have no clue on the cpu and/or the socket type. In fact i dont know what you mean when you do refer to socket type:( Could you explain or give me some further details about that?
About my above statement, I think I might correct myself, I am going to use the other cpu as an example that I will be using the thermal paste for a different heatsink. Since I have that cpu sitting in front of me currently...
SL793 MALAY <----- I'm guessing this line and part of the one above might be what you meant by socket?
L348A903 <----- can you let me know if I was correct with this guess or not? Like I said just using this one as an example
so when I do go home and check the other I know what I am looking for.
When you check the CPU temps, do you also get a cpu fan speed reading? If so, what is it & does it fluctuate much?
Not really I only checked it in BIOS the once...it turned on and the temp was @ 70
When I boot into windows the temp if sitting idel will usually be around 57 degrees, and when surfing reach up closer to like 74 before I leave it to sit and go back to idle and chill for a bit.
For cleaning the older compound I have some stuff that I used for other before that is not a problem and if not the local store has some Iso I can get my hands on for the job.
Edited by MossGeek, 14 August 2008 - 09:08 PM.