You got me curious so i ran a few progs to get teh cpu up to 59C an then turned it off, Opened it up an checked the cpu. barely warm at all (wouldnt even call it warm tbh). My grafix card wos warmer (an it reports at 36C) . But i really arsed up putting the heatsink paste ont eh other night methinks. Sorta looked a total mess lol the grey stuff looked like it had cracked in places (sorta formin a square but 2 hard 2 explain) But i decided to redo it jus incase. I followed the instructions on this site http://www.arcticsilver.com/ar...ver_...ctions_big2.htm
Although i never used the alcohol tub, used whiskey /tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /> lol same thing..kinda
And i dont have that artic silver stuff, i have this stuff called "Unick - Silicone Heat transfer compound" aka - cheap stuff lol never really had to do this be4 so never had ne reason to buy teh good stuff. Usually im fine with the thermal thing that comes on under teh fan.
But i cleaned the underside of the heatsink fan as best i could so it wos pretty much spotless. And put a small dab in the processor (well as small as i could get it, a tiny clump bout the size of a BB pellet. Ino the site said 2/3 the size but its a squeezy tube an wos murder gettin it out /unsure.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='unsure.gif' /> ) an fixed itr all back up an jumped on. Now it seems ive made it even worse /wacko.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wacko.gif' /> the temp seems to be jumpin up and down quite a bit. One sec its 50, then 53, then 57, then 52 © so i guess ill have to do taht again. Did i put to much or to little on mayby? But im pretty sure that the bios jus aint reportin this right
I did update the bios when i first got it. It came with a MSI live update thing an it said i only needed one update. (still does even although ive got it) I know where to get teh otehrs should i download em all an reinstall em?
an ne tips on this dam heatsink /mad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mad.gif' /> ( is the stuff im usin 2 crappy? lol)
p.s. btw the bottom of my heatsink fan is all silver. No copper bits at all. Just that in all the demos ive seen , theyve seen to have had a copper (orangey) base. Incase this changes nethin. im usin the fan i got w/ the processor