I'm new to this forum, but I hope I will get some answers to this minor problem I been having with this built PC. I recently applied Arctic Silver 5 to my AMD Athlon XP processor, but instead of getting lower temps, I been getting just about the same temp with the stock thermal compound, and spontaneously the temp will raise to almost 50 deg C (bios reading). I was hoping I can get the CPU running at 40 deg C. I freak out when the CPU runs higher than 45 deg C, which was the normal temp with stock thermal compound. I know 50 deg C is actually what many people dreamed of for their CPU, but I think with 2 120mm fans and Arctic Silver 5 it should've lower it much.
I don't really understand what I did wrong, I applied AC5 as instructed on the net, and this temp hike is not even full load temp such as during gaming. I've heard about AC5 tends to cause that problem at times, but I think it's the way you apply it and how much you use. I do tend to leave my computer on all the time, but with all the cooling gadgets, I think it shouldn't be more than 42 deg C. Just imagine when summer comes, yikes.
If anyone have any idea how this problem can be resolved, please post a reply or simply e-mail to email@example.com.
I thank you for your time.