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Thermal Paste, is this to much or to little? (Just pulled)

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I had some suspicious temps on my Dark Rock 3 so I pulled the sink to see how the thermal past spread...  seems like there is a void shaped like a "K" but really its not spilling over the sides and it seems to cover the die so I feel like it looks reasonable...HELP 

 

 

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Looks just about right. Good coverage.

 

... you didn't spread it on the die with a business card or a ziploc bag, did you?

Just a pea in the middle, the pressure of the cooler bracket will spread it evenly for you.

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If I had a spread like that I would be ok with it. it's not an exact science no matter what anyone says. 

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Looks just about right. Good coverage.

 

... you didn't spread it on the die with a business card or a ziploc bag, did you?

Just a pea in the middle, the pressure of the cooler bracket will spread it evenly for you.

I tried the Line method horizontal across the DIE...

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I had some suspicious temps on my Dark Rock 3 so I pulled the sink to see how the thermal past spread...  seems like there is a void shaped like a "K" but really its not spilling over the sides and it seems to cover the die so I feel like it looks reasonable...HELP 

How "hot" was the CPU running? Don't tell me it was only 60°C or something. I hear that often enough...  <_< 

But the thermal paste looks good. So if there was a problem, that would not have been it.

 

 

 

 

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I tried the Line method horizontal across the DIE...

I use both depending on the shape of the processor. If it's squared I use a pea, if it's more towards rectangular I use the line.

But nothing like the metalhead method from Logan lol

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How "hot" was the CPU running? Don't tell me it was only 60°C or something. I hear that often enough...  <_< 

But the thermal paste looks good. So if there was a problem, that would not have been it.

OC setting

Dark Rock 3, 4790k, 4.5MHz, 1.22V

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility Stress Test 

Max temps-

Core 1: 78

Core 2: 78

Core 3: 76

Core 4: 70

 

Temps werent BAD but the 8c delta was odd and in general seemed high

 

 

 

Looks pretty good, what method did you use? 

Line method horizontal so it would follow the DIE

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I guess I will just do it again the way I did before and see what happens  :(  guess I cant expect to much in the way of improvements.  

 

CR@P hope I dont do worse, LOL

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OC setting

Dark Rock 3, 4790k, 4.5MHz, 1.22V

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility Stress Test 

Max temps-

Core 1: 78

Core 2: 78

Core 3: 76

Core 4: 70

 

Temps werent BAD but the 8c delta was odd and in general seemed high

 

Those temps are totally legit. 8 degree delta between the cores is totally normal.

When in doubt, re-format.

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OC setting

Dark Rock 3, 4790k, 4.5MHz, 1.22V

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility Stress Test 

Max temps-

Core 1: 78

Core 2: 78

Core 3: 76

Core 4: 70

 

Temps werent BAD but the 8c delta was odd and in general seemed high

Line method horizontal so it would follow the DIE

 

Those are fine temps, but a bit hot at that voltage I suppose 

 

Like this? 

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That or just a pea in the center should be fine, you could reapply using the pea method and a tad more paste and see how your temps look

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OC setting

Dark Rock 3, 4790k, 4.5MHz, 1.22V

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility Stress Test 

Max temps-

Core 1: 78

Core 2: 78

Core 3: 76

Core 4: 70

 

Temps werent BAD but the 8c delta was odd and in general seemed high

 

Yes, that looks a bit on the higher side. I mean after all we are still talking about a 4790k here. I don't think there was something wrong with the amount of thermal paste, the cooler or your CPU. Do you have enough air flow in your case? Do you maybe run multiple graphics cards or one that just gets very warm that could also warm up your CPU? That could explain the temperatures.

 

 

 

 

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So i re-set the Chip and I guess I just lost the Lotto   :(

 

Before Max temps-

Core 1: 78

Core 2: 78

Core 3: 76

Core 4: 70

After Max temps-

Core 1: 76

Core 2: 77

Core 3: 76

Core 4: 69

 

Wish all my core performed like #4...  I wonder if the chips TIM is poorly applied?  

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Spread looks good, but that odd K shape does look like a void - and right in the critical center of the die.

 

Try again using the dot method. 

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