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Old 06-16-2018, 10:32 PM
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Alrighty.. tested a whole bunch more in the last few hours.

99.9% sure it's a contact issue, can't tell why it happens, though. I was 90% sure going in, the 9.9 extra % came from the fact that in the majority of attempts, I verified the thermal paste covered the edges but the middle often had very little to none. This is regardless of amount of paste as smaller amounts meant the center would have almost no paste and heat would be much worse.

I've tried changing orientations, mounting pressure, all thermal application patterns I could think of (smiley face not included, but I was tempted).. and results were about the same.
Liquid temperature is always below 33C, even when running blender benchmarks and keeping package at a toasty 88-91C for a few minutes.

I'll start a new thread with a clear title and a summarised version of what we have so far.

Thanks again for the suggestions so far, guys.
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