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post #1 of 10
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I am currently using the stock Intel cooler on my 2600k. Tomorrow my Corsair H70 should arrive. So I had the following questions:

1) Do I need to/how can I safely remove the previous heat transfer compound?

2) Would the incluced H70 compound, Arctic Silver 5, or the compond Newegg includes for free with any H70 purchase be the best for me to use with my H70?

Any other tips or thoughts would be well appreciated.

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post #2 of 10
afaik their still using good tim on the h70. i know the stuff on my old h50 was high quality. no point in wasting it.
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post #3 of 10
Use Isopropenal 99% to clean it off. Use the tissue paper, dab it in the alcohol and wipe the old thermal compound off.

The included h70 is good, don't need to use any other.

Also make sure you do a push pull setup, one fan on each side of the radiator, pulling fresh air into the case through the radiator.
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post #4 of 10
if you are planning to use a better thermal compound like artic ceramic pro. You should take your time and lap the h70 cpu block. It comes with a rough surface and that's no good for what you are paying.
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post #5 of 10
H70 uses high quality tim.Leave it alone.
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post #6 of 10
Only if you are planning to buy that, otherwise it's a much better idea to do this mod
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post #7 of 10
On the TIM side of things AS5 has like a 200+ hr curing time and thats running. Took my TIM almost a full week running 100% folding to see the temp drop when it cured. So its up to you if you don't mind waiting that long for the TIM to cure then AS5 is a great TIM otherwise I would just stick to the TIM corsair sends you.

I wouldn't bother with the mod because after buying the parts you are pretty close the the basic RASA kit cost which will perform better than the H70's "mod". Plus you void their awesome warranty where if the unit fails and causes damage to the system the will foot the bill for replacements (or so I hear at least).
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post #8 of 10
While the TIM might be good it's REALLY much on it when you get it, so I swapped it out. I mean like seriously loads.
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post #9 of 10
AFAIK, the tim on the H50/70 is high quality stuff, its like 40 bucks for a tube.
Called Shin-Etsu, IIRC.
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Originally Posted by ilvdrftng View Post
AFAIK, the tim on the H50/70 is high quality stuff, its like 40 bucks for a tube.
Called Shin-Etsu, IIRC.
Well if that's the case, I'll just save the other two tubes of stuff for some other project. As soon as I figure out a way to monitor temps in Linux (lm-sensors doesn't yet support my hardware), I'll upload pics as well as stats for my stuff. Thanks everyone!

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