geokilla wrote:So my CPU idles at 40C according to Core Temp. Is this fine or is there something wrong with it. The room temp is 22C. My computer is placed directly on top of the vent so I know there will be some impact on the cooling. I have one exhaust fan.
The high temps are the reason why I'm trying to undervolt my CPU, as posted in another topic.
geokilla wrote:So I'm going to add AS5 to the heatsink tonight or tomorrow morning, but before I do that, I have a few questions.
1. On AMD's site link it says that alcohol shouldn't be used, but lots of people use alcohol to remove the thermal pads. Is alcohol safe? I only use enough alcohol on the lint free cloth so that it's damp, but not wet right?
2. What do you mean solinari by scraping off the gunk? Do you mean the thermal interface at the side of the CPU? If yes, can a q-tip be used instead?
3. Does the mobo have to be taken out of the case when I do this? I saw AMD's video and their mobo was not in a case. This is my first time removing/installing the heatsink so I've got to be real careful.
4. How difficult would you guys say this is for a noob (me).
Edit: Forgot to ask this earlier. The AS5 goes on the CPU and not the heatsink right?
geokilla wrote:So I first remove the TM with alcohol on a lint-free cloth or something similar, then I remove whatever is left on the heatsink and CPU with the q-tip right? Also, alcohol needs to be on the q-tip right?
geokilla wrote:What kind of lint free cloth do you use ken? The only ones I have are the ones used to clean glasses, and they are not that clean at all. They need to be washed with water before I can use em.
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