notorious for heat because the AMD fanboys emphasize that every time they talk about a Prescott.80C under load on an AMD? 939? 754?...unless a bug in the temp monitor, would begin underclocking itself, then if mainting the temps would lock the system....or fail...either or.
Prescotts are notorious for heat, make no mistake. So if you under 60C under load....I'd say dont worry about it.
ya once and it was misproperly placed btw clawhammer tops out at 70c under load!mine is running under 30C idle... and Dvdpiddy,... this is an example of circumstances surrounding the processor, not a fault of the processor itself. Nothing wrong with Prescotts. I've heard of AMD's running at 50C idle, and 80C under load...
Ok now considering I was one of those kids who would pile on the glue, how severely could too much thermal paste affect the temps?Putting too much arctic silver on can lead to high temps.
Clean the surface down properly and apply as per their directions on their web site. See how it fairs then.