Thermal Paste

By Chris307
Aug 26, 2006
  1. I have resently applied new thermal paste to my CPU. But it seems I just made it worse. As now it is running at 53-55.5C, instead of the usual 50C it was at Before.
    What could I have done wronge?

    Thank You.
  2. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    See if the heatsink is correctly seated. And make sure you applied the correct amount of thermal paste. For most, it's an extremely thin cover.
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    Hi Chris and welcome to techspot :)

    what paste did you use? and what cpu/socket do you have?

    did you thoroughly clean off all the old paste (or tape) from the CPU and heatsink with isopropyl alcohol before applying the new paste?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Just to add to the advice of the guys, instructions for applying thermal paste can be found HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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