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post #1 of 6 Old 01-05-2006, 06:46 AM - Thread Starter
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ok i had this heatsink http://www.extrememhz.com/4ProL-p1.shtml

got rid of it and bought this - http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=1359

temps went from 31idle-48load (1.475v- 260x10) to 35idle-48load (1.4v-- at STOCK!) and when i tried my 1.475v overclock (260x10) the temps were awful (37-59). I used AS5, but just was wondering what kind of temps people were normally getting if they use that zalman all copper heatsink like i have. I might switch back to that arctic cooling silent 64, but i thought the zalman would do a better job. I dont think i did anything wrong in installation, and i know the temps should drop a couple of degrees once as5 cures, but whats the deal, my opty should not be hitting almost 60 degrees at 1.475v. Case temp is 27 and ambient is about 69 F. The only thing i can think of is that there was either too much or too little AS5 used, but i pretty much followed the same method i used before when my arctic cooling heatsink used to idle at 29 at stock.
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The Zalmon should out perform the other HSF. When you installed the Zalmon did you only put a small amount of AS5 and spread it evenly and is the Zalmon seated correctly .Try taking it off and reseatting but only use a small amount of AS5 and spread it over the cpu thinly with an old credit card or such like

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i thought that would be the case too. I thought you werent actually supposed to spread the AS5 and that you were supposed to let the weight of the heatsink spread it itself. I will try reseating it though.

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kk let us know how you get on good luck

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ok so my plan is that i ordered a lapping kit, gonna try lapping the heatsink and the head spreader on my opty (maybe just the heatsink) and then applying less AS5 (half a bb size) and spreading it with a credit card and then with a some form of rubber glove. Lapping kit should come within a week, ill do a review of the temps once im finished.

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I had one of those zalmans, was a piece of junk, got a typhoon, best temps ever for air cooling.

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