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    Installing CPU

    I think i know what to do but as this is my first time replacing a CPU i want to make sure i do it right.

    1. I'm going to leave my PC running to heat up thermal paste to make it easier to remove.

    2. Remove old CPU

    3. Give heatsink a clean

    4. Install new CPU

    5. Apply Arctic silver 5. Should i follow there instructions or apply a thin layer over all of the cpu (like i saw on Pacify PC )

    6. Start up PC and adjust bios setting and once in windows install old cpu from device manager and restart pc

    7. Finally check temps to make sure they're ok

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    Re: Installing CPU

    No need to do step one.

    5. Whatever makes you more comfortable really. Cover your finger with cling film if you are doing it his way though.

    6. Into bios and check temps in the health check part.

    7. No need to do anything else, it will sort itself out in wondows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    No need to do step one.

    5. Whatever makes you more comfortable really. Cover your finger with cling film if you are doing it his way though.
    Ok thanks.

    I wont do step one then and i assume that for step 5 it doesn't matter. I'm going to get the same temps then. I'm just worried that if i cover the CPU it may spread out over the edge of the heatsink.
    Also due to my heatsink being held down by screws could i use a magentic screwdriver to pick the screws up with or do i want to avoid it at all costs.

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    Re: Installing CPU

    Never had a problem with magnetic screw drivers.. I'd say they are a must.

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    Re: Installing CPU

    You are more likely to damage something by NOT using a mangnetic screwdriver (dropping the screw or something).

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    Re: Installing CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Never had a problem with magnetic screw drivers.. I'd say they are a must.
    Cheers magnetic screwdrivers it is. Just need to wait for my CPU to arrive!

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    Re: Installing CPU

    If in any case you find that your heatsink is difficult to remove from your current CPU because it seems to be stuck on firmly, don't force it out but twist the heatsink from side to side and then it should easily come off.

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    Re: Installing CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    5. Apply Arctic silver 5. Should i follow there instructions or apply a thin layer over all of the cpu (like i saw on Pacify PC )
    WHich heatsink model is shown on this video ? I have quite liked it as it looks as if it is absolutely silent

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    Re: Installing CPU

    Fliping heck, that's not a cooler it's a brick with heat pipes.

    Back on topic, running the pc a bit to heat up the paste can sometimes be very helpful when removeing the cooler, depending on the cooler and paste.

    The stock intel cooler with it's thick slab of wax based paste which sets solid when cool. (esp the older 775 pentium4 and pentium D coolers) also the push pins do make twisting the cooer to remove it difficult.

    Just useing a bare fingure like in the video is ok as long as your fingure is clean, wipeing your fingure off with alcohol works well to clean it and get rid of skin grease.

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    Re: Installing CPU

    We installed it and fear the temps are running a bit to high. Its a Q6600 (B3) and it idles at around 44 and get up to 69 under load. Are these fine or not.
    I'm more worried about the load temps so i might go and re-install the heatsink as i fear i either put to much or little thermal paste on. This time i'm going to do it acording to the instructions.

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    Re: Installing CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    We installed it and fear the temps are running a bit to high. Its a Q6600 (B3) and it idles at around 44 and get up to 69 under load. Are these fine or not.
    I'm more worried about the load temps so i might go and re-install the heatsink as i fear i either put to much or little thermal paste on. This time i'm going to do it acording to the instructions.
    B3's run hotter than the later G0's, those temps sound fine, although you might have to contemplate buying a few more 120mm fans to intake or disperse hot air.

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    Re: Installing CPU

    B3's run rather hot, mine with a scythe ninja ran pretty hot and that is a decent cooler. What cooler are you using?

    You are litterally at the peak temp of the Q6600 I believe which, I suppose is exactly what the stock cooler should do if that is what you are using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    B3's run rather hot, mine with a scythe ninja ran pretty hot and that is a decent cooler. What cooler are you using?

    You are litterally at the peak temp of the Q6600 I believe which, I suppose is exactly what the stock cooler should do if that is what you are using.
    Well due to it going into my Dell system (i know. I'm going to upgrade it. Just need the money ) it has to use the stock dell cooler which i belive was designed ot handle pentium 4 and D

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    Re: Installing CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    Well due to it going into my Dell system (i know. I'm going to upgrade it. Just need the money ) it has to use the stock dell cooler which i belive was designed ot handle pentium 4 and D
    Well pentium 4's and D's ran pretty hot from my knowledge, particularly the ones with HT, i wouldnt worry about much yet, just look at load temps and if they get above 70-80 then change the cooler.

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