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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Ok, I could try to reseat the heatsink...

    ...but first I have to remove it and I have to confess I don't know how to do it. There has to be some kind of a trick how to open the clips connected to the AM2 but I just didn't get it.

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    Your above photograph clearly shows the swing retention clip. The little square opening shows where it locks. Like a gate. The retention clip is spring loaded you must first push down then gently swing the gate out. Maybe this will help. Pay close attention to the clip type with sloted screw driver. They moved the capacitor with the clip while uninstalling which could cause damage to the capacitor. Watch out for that.
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    Ok, got it out. It just required quite a lot of force.

    I'm pretty sure that I had too much thermal compound. I removed all of it and reapplied just enough to cover the whole CPU area with a very thin layer.

    However, this didn't help - as a matter of fact, the situation got a bit worse.

    The idle temp is now 33C, and in just 45 seconds of Orthos Prime it gets up to 60 degrees :(

    Your test for checking spreading of the compound sounds fine, however it's very challenging to accomplish with my heatsink as I find it very difficult to install the Mini Ninja, so I wouldn't want to reinstall it several times.

    Blades of the heatsink don't feel hot if I touch them during the Orthos test. Should them?

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    It is rare for a heatsink to be bad but it is possible that the gas in the copper tubing has leaked out somehow. It's the heatsink and fan, or the seat where heatsink meets the cpu, or the cpu.
    In heat-pipe cooling, copper tubing is filled with a liquid. The tubes are then built into an existing heat-sink design, or a design is built around them, regardless there's now the added benefit of phase-change. The process is implemented by means of allowing the lowest gravitational point of the tubing (where the water would naturally settle) to be incorporated into the base of the heatsink. The point where the processor's surface would be in closest proximity. The CPU's original kinetic energy (heat) conducts through the TIM, and then seeks the cooler heat-sink base, now infused with the heat-pipes. That heat is now conducted to the liquid within. Again the heat (kinetic energy) seeks the colder element, in this case the liquid. As that liquid now absorbs the kinetic energy, or heat (its molecules speed up) it expands and vaporizes. This vaporized liquid (or phase-changed (liquid > gas)) rises in the heat-pipes, taking with it the kinetic-energy (heat) from the processor. As the vapor rises in the pipes to the area where the fan is blowing air down, around, and over those pipes/fins, the gas within undergoes yet another phase-change. The kinetic energy is again released, from the gas, through the copper tubes, and the vapor then condenses to liquid form. As the liquid is cooled even further by the cold air being blown over the tubing, it begins its return to the base of the heat-pipes, via gravity, to begin the process all over again
    Enough of that ok. Do you have another heatsink and fan or cpu you can try? If I had a choice I would try another cpu first providing the heatsink is seated flush on the cpu, and has'nt leaked the phase-change gas.
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H - what BIOS settings to use with X2 6000+?

    Try one small blob in the middle of the CPU, then sit heatsink down and clamp on.

    Do not twist the heatsink or spread the paste around, just a small pea shaped amount in the middle of the CPU

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    I researched your issue further and this slapped me in the face. Did you install the updated CPU drivers from AMD yet?
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