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Overall it's pretty decent, took me quite a while to install it because was taking everything really slowly but next time I'll definitely have some confidence with it. My burn in wasn't exactly like it was in the picture/graph. In the graph it went to ~90 then dipped to 85 then back to 90 then down the 70s but mine stayed at a constant 95~ so I was like . I'm sure over 5 minutes at that type of temperature the alloy would of melted already so I stopped prime95, turned on pump and rebooted with OC settings (make sure stock when reflowing). I thought since my reflow temperature never changed I would have to do it again but it actually reflowed just fine and overall my temps are a lot better.
That was my experience with it. I think that with a water block, with no flow, the reflow goes so fast that the speedfan graph doesn't catch it.

My temps with PK-1 are so close to what they are with IX that I just use PK-1 though.
IX is a bit pricy for how often I'd have to reapply it.
Darn folding rig runs in high enough ambient temps that I've given up the fight against tubing plasticizer leaching. I installed QDC fittings on my CPU and GPU blocks so I can clean the goo out of them every few weeks without tearing down the loop, lol.
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post #12 of 15
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nice man, ill be asking for advice in a few weeks
Haha no problem dude.

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That was my experience with it. I think that with a water block, with no flow, the reflow goes so fast that the speedfan graph doesn't catch it.

My temps with PK-1 are so close to what they are with IX that I just use PK-1 though.
IX is a bit pricy for how often I'd have to reapply it.
Darn folding rig runs in high enough ambient temps that I've given up the fight against tubing plasticizer leaching. I installed QDC fittings on my CPU and GPU blocks so I can clean the goo out of them every few weeks without tearing down the loop, lol.
Yeah guess with water blocks they are a little different. Is the PK-1 really that good compare to IE? I might pick some of that up to use on other builds that I do since I really don't want to spend a lot on ie on everything.
Edited by Twinkadink - 8/5/11 at 5:33pm
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i use it and im happy with it, but my issue with it is the cost, if i need to pull the processor or do something like that its 20 bux. im probibly going to switch back to like mx 4 or something
    
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Is the PK-1 really that good compare to IE? I might pick some of that up to use on other builds that I do since I really don't want to spend a lot on ie on everything.
It is with my lapped i7-950 CPU.
The stuff is thin enough that even with a dab smaller than a standard BB some of it gets pushed off the sides of my CPU when I clamp my block down on it.
I'm using an EK Supreme HF water block with the EZ mount kit, but I'm using the stiffer springs that came with the original mount to get maximum clamping force.
I get similar spread of the PK-1 on my unlapped, but very flat, Phenom X4 with a Cuplex Kryos HF block on it with stock mounting hardware.

PK-1 works great with really tight fitting parts, but is thin enough that I don't trust it for parts that don't fit together nearly perfectly.
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It is with my lapped i7-950 CPU.
The stuff is thin enough that even with a dab smaller than a standard BB some of it gets pushed off the sides of my CPU when I clamp my block down on it.
I'm using an EK Supreme HF water block with the EZ mount kit, but I'm using the stiffer springs that came with the original mount to get maximum clamping force.
I get similar spread of the PK-1 on my unlapped, but very flat, Phenom X4 with a Cuplex Kryos HF block on it with stock mounting hardware.

PK-1 works great with really tight fitting parts, but is thin enough that I don't trust it for parts that don't fit together nearly perfectly.
Ah alright I see. I guess I might pick some up from FrozenCPU sometime.
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