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Might be something that you

Might be something that you have to change in your BIOS settings, some kind of safety setting like "enable manual control of CPU functions" or "disable automatic CPU management" or some such.

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Lower end mobos have that

Lower end mobos have that issue. If you got it at a steal that may be why.

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Fruckert wrote:Yeah, mine's a
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Yeah, mine's a Black Edition. .... .

I left my AMD self adjusting for now.. ( FX 8320 [ Black Edition ] on an MSI 970g & 8g of 1600 , still using the gtx950 /w 2g) but even with water cooling that is the most that 970 gaming board can reasonably handle, if I run back to back bench marks it really starts throwing off the heat...
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Mystery solved, I was doing
Mystery solved, I was doing it wrong. Whoops. Anyways, this system runs great, I'm happy with it's performance. Great improvement from the dell workstation hackjob I had before.

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I clicked the link in your

I clicked the link in your sig and had a look. Not bad. I'll give you some advice though: If you're trusting your CPU to thermal paste (you are) make it good thermal paste. Spend the extra money on arctic silver. You wont be disappointed.

 

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Yeah, I've kept hearing that.

Yeah, I've kept hearing that. I'll get some with the next batch of parts we get. Is the stuff that I got kind of notorious or something?

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+1 for arctic silver, been

+1 for arctic silver, been using it for over a decade.

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Fruckert wrote:

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Yeah, I've kept hearing that. I'll get some with the next batch of parts we get. Is the stuff that I got kind of notorious or something?

No, actually your paste is quite good and outperforms Arctic Silver.  These guys are just old school (like me, I use Arctic Silver too) and stick with what they know.  Unless you are having temperature problems there is absolutely no reason to change your paste.  

In fact, the same article doesn't have much good to say about traditional Arctic Silver:

Buyer beware: The brand Arctic Silver is not the same as Arctic. This [Arctic Silver] is one of the few pastes on the market that still sports silver as an ingredient. However, it shows its age and does not keep up with the best pastes out there today. Based on its performance, it seems overpriced.

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Tom's sold out around 2007

Tom's sold out around 2007 (don't remember exact year) and has been a crap site ever since, I haven't trusted their reviews since. In hardware circles the site is about as reputable as IGN is in the gaming circles.

It's also well known that AS-5 and MX-2 take longer than 1 hour to set (up to a week) which is in the instructions they didn't follow, and it's been the top paste in other tests for many years until the cool laboratories stuff came on the market. It costs like 5 bux for a tube that lasts years... so not sure what the price nonsense is about.

However, buy whatever you feel comfortable using.

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I know like next to nothing

I know like next to nothing about this stuff. It took me almost an hour just to find my information Anyway, I have a AMD quad 4130 processor with 8 gb what ever that means. I also have a GeForce NVIDA Graphics card GT 7450, I think? Is this enough, just from looking at this stuff, I would say, probably not? I do have windows 10 though! 

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OK, if you don't like the

OK, if you don't like the results, attack the source eh.  Here a different source or how about here.

Arctic Silver is a fine thermal compound, but there are plenty of other good ones out there these days.  It's not the end-all be-all like it was 10 years ago.

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Come on Therm you should know

Come on Therm you should know me better than that. I also said the cool labs stuff is clearly the best paste these days, if it's a little difficult to apply properly. That last article you linked is much more comprehensive and has some good comments about other stuff between the pastes like how quickly it dries out and the article itself has a chart on how easy it is to spread.

Tom's was THE place to go in the very late 90's and early 2000's, yes maybe I have a note of bitterness that Tom sold it out and it became a wishy washy paid for site (the aggressive ads should be a clue). That doesn't negate the fact that the reviews there are skewed and don't pay attention to all the facts about hardware.

AS-5 is still a very good paste, not crap like portrayed there. In the other reviews it's still in the top 10 (also on other sites). I personally am not worried about a couple of degree's at load. It doesn't dry up, it's both easy to apply and easy to remove, and performs well. MX-2 is also good, and quite a few other pastes are as well, the market has narrowed over the years and Moore's law begins to apply.  It does have it downside of being conductive so you have to be careful with it, but other pastes do too. I also saw a note about it being the only paste left using silver or other conductive metals which is total nonsense.

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Like Roy, I too have used

Like Roy, I too have used Arctic Silver for over a decade. While it may not be the absolute best compound out there, it has always served me well. I've always liked it because it's easy to apply and lasts a really long time without needing to be reapplied.

I rebuilt a PC this past weekend to upgrade the CPU and board. The Arctic Silver 5 that was on the old chip was over 4 years old and still hadn't dried out and wiped off cleanly.

I'll probably keep using the stuff until they stop making it because I fear change. :)

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Echoing posts above I just

Echoing posts above I just wanna say I prefer AS5 because of the long lasting, easy to apply, easy to remove nature of the product. I've not tried alot of premium pastes over the years because when I started using as5 the premium pastes were junk. This was during my rebuilding red - ringed 360s days. (2006 or 7 or so)

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Ah, fixing redrings, that
Ah, fixing redrings, that brings me back... also, the PK-1 was really easy to apply. I'll come back in a few years to say how it's held up. Seemed like good stuff, though.

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Yeah I've still got AS 5 on

Yeah I've still got AS 5 on my i7 bloomfield with about five years of use on it, and temps are still good.

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Honestly I've always had to

Honestly I've always had to come back due to dust and just remove/ reapply. I've never had an issue with the paste itself.

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So after reading that bit.

So after reading that bit. The thermal paste I got with cool master Hyper 212 Evo, should I use a better paste or...... just use it?, the tube just says cool master? I'm putting it on a 4790K that I still haven't got a round to putting together. More than likely not going to over clock it but it may be a possibility. 

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The Cooler Master paste that

The Cooler Master paste that they provide is going to be the "Cooler Master Value" paste, unless the tube or the cooler box says otherwise. 

There are better pastes out there, it scores relatively poorly in all three tests I linked earlier.

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FalloutAddict wrote:

FalloutAddict wrote:

 

I know like next to nothing about this stuff. It took me almost an hour just to find my information Anyway, I have a AMD quad 4130 processor with 8 gb what ever that means. I also have a GeForce NVIDA Graphics card GT 7450, I think? Is this enough, just from looking at this stuff, I would say, probably not? I do have windows 10 though! 

For the record, since nobody responded to you: Unfortunately, you need a better graphics card. I didn't find a 7450, but I did find a 7350 and it seems too weak to run it. If you find a decent upgrade, you could theoretically run it, though.

Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, which I probably am.

And like, other stuff, I guess.

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Fruckert wrote:

Fruckert wrote:

 

FalloutAddict wrote:

 

I know like next to nothing about this stuff. It took me almost an hour just to find my information Anyway, I have a AMD quad 4130 processor with 8 gb what ever that means. I also have a GeForce NVIDA Graphics card GT 7450, I think? Is this enough, just from looking at this stuff, I would say, probably not? I do have windows 10 though! 

 

For the record, since nobody responded to you: Unfortunately, you need a better graphics card. I didn't find a 7450, but I did find a 7350 and it seems too weak to run it. If you find a decent upgrade, you could theoretically run it, though.

Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, which I probably am.

I thought the GT 7450 only showed up in the Go mobile version as I don't recall ever seeing a desktop card using that chip. Either way it's a pretty old chip (7-8 years old I think?) and I doubt it will run FO4.

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Thanks thermador, and looking

Thanks thermador, and looking for something else, I have a tube of arctic silver that is probably 4 years old, think it's any good? Never opened or out of the package, or do you have any suggestions?

 

Edit: Well I went forth and applied the arctic silver 5 and temps are good with prime 95 and a 100% load for 2 hours, in a 70 F environment the hottest temp was 76 c with a 4.5 steady over clock. what surprised the hell out of me was the 970 graphics score went way up never thought a 3770k had that much of a bottle neck??? So ready to take on fallout 4!!!

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Cards are still CPU/Bus

Cards are still CPU/Bus bottlenecked. And yeah that AS5 should be fine.

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All right thanks Roy, knowing

All right thanks Roy, knowing is half the battle, and by the way I found some really disturbing info on EVGA, I stumbled across it looking at safe temps for the Asus Strix 970 GTX card I have...... EVGA has major issues!! I almost bought one! The article is almost a year old but hopefully they changed their design but I guess even the 700 card series had the same issue. Just and FYI.


http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/evga-geforce-gtx-970-acx-has-misaligned-gpu-vs-heatpipes.html

 

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Thanks Fruckert and Lyndi for

Thanks Fruckert and Lyndi for responding.

Looks like I'll have to get a better graphics card.  

Lyndi, 

Don't know about the GT 7450 thing, I just picked that one out because I couldn't find my computer information. So, I went online and looked at cards, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and still have to search for everything. I have a GT 740, when I wient online the GT 7450 looked right, I knew it was GT 74 something. 

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