ryus wrote:I have a Vantec AeroFlow, with Arctic Silver 3. Not sure if I applied the AS3 properly. It was my first time. But if I remember correctly, I think even with the stock fan I was gettin similar readings.
You might not have adequate airflow in your case then. What size of case? How many fans? Fan locations?
If you put too much on, that would cause your temps to be higher than normal.
I'd try reseating the heatsink. Clean both off with isopropyl alcohol and let them sit for a couple minutes.
Put a small dallop on the bottom of the heatsink, wrap a finger in some plastic wrap smear it around, then wipe it off with a paper towel. Be sure there aren't any fibers from the paper towel on the heatsink. That will fill in any small grooves and ensure a good mechanical fit.
You want a very thin layer of AS3 on the core. On the CPU, same thing (small dallop, finger in plastic wrap) then use the edge of a razor or a plastic card to even it up.
FYI AS3 takes 2-3 days of running full time to settle in so a decrease in temps can take up to a week.
You can tell if you put too much AS3 on by looking @ the heatsink when you pull it off. If there's a lot around the imprint of the core on the bottom, that tells you to use less.