Tbird Cooling problems
Hi, i have a tbird 800 and a asus a7v.
i just received a fop38 cooling fan. be4 i had a small coolmater, be4, i was getting around 55C for my cpu temp now im gettin around 58C. the cpu isnt overclocked, any ideas why my system isnt cooling? i got 80mm fans also
can someone plz help me this problem
Did you apply thermal compound? The slug is so small that you have to really get it good. My golden orb had some but it was off center so I got 50+c. I put another 80mm fan on it and got it at 45c. Then I got an alpha sink with a good small layer of thermal compound and I am steady at 41c.
Where can i get thermal compound? im new to this. would i be able to get it at a local hardware or a radio shack kinda of place?
Radio Shack sells thermal compound and it's better than nothing. I use this on my chipset since it was so readily available. You can better stuff here:
There are many others but that's all I know offhand.
Check http://www.overclockers.com for some information on thermal grease. Have fun.
Make sure you just put a 1mm thin layer or so on the contact area,. Using Radio Shack stuff I used a dab and used my finger to spread it around until it was really thin. That way the heat goes to the metal better.
what happens if i put too much or cover all of the bottom of the heat sink?
The reason you put it on is to make the cpu contact the heat sink 100%. Not enough and there are little spots where the cpu doesn't contact the heatsink: bad.
Too much and the heat doesn't get to the heatsink very well. It won't hurt it, but it will be simply less efficient than if you had it "perfect"