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Hey guys, so just wanted to make sure im gonna be doing it right. I have a XSPC Rasa waterblock, shin etsu X23 thermal compound and my i7 930 cpu. Im going to heat the compund up slightly by placing it next to a light bulb or something and then put a pea sized dot in the middle of the CPU, and then install the waterblock.

That sound good? Ive heard spreading it is not the way to go with this thermal compound.

Also, X23 and g751....have i made the right choice by giong X23?

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post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by 8564dan;14511789 
Hey guys, so just wanted to make sure im gonna be doing it right. I have a XSPC Rasa waterblock, shin etsu X23 thermal compound and my i7 930 cpu. Im going to heat the compund up slightly by placing it next to a light bulb or something and then put a pea sized dot in the middle of the CPU, and then install the waterblock.

That sound good? Ive heard spreading it is not the way to go with this thermal compound.

Also, X23 and g751....have i made the right choice by giong X23?

Cheers smile.gif

That's what I would do. Yes, the shin-etsu x23-7783d is what you want.

You will probably get a lot of people telling you to spread it around with a bag, or old CC, or some nonsense like that.
post #3 of 11
A pea sounds like TOO much on a waterblock. they can have a lot of mounting pressure so less paste is required as it will spread better, Idealy you want the smallest amount of paste and the best coverage

Imageine a rice grain about as a ball.

Nothing wrong with pulling the block off and seeing how its spread, its a waste of paste and needs cleaning and reapplying but i'd to it if your unsure.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/8/11 at 3:36pm
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Place the tub in some warm water for a couple minutes then apply a small uncooked grain of rice amoun straight on to the middle of the cpu and let the pressure of the block do all the work as you tighten it.

The x23 is slightly better than g751, your good to go thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by munaim1;14511839 
Place the tub in some warm water for a couple minutes then apply a small uncooked grain of rice amoun straight on to the middle of the cpu and let the pressure of the block do all the work as you tighten it.

The x23 is slightly better than g751, your good to go thumb.gif

I don't recommend that what if water gets in? pastes trashed.

Under a light is a fine idea.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/8/11 at 3:34pm
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Awesome smile.gif. Ive heard the paper bag method but dont plan on doing that. I will let the waterblock do all the work.

I wont apply much....and i will probably take it off again to see. I assume that as long as it covers the centre of the block its fine? It doesnt have to cover the edges aswell does it?
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by 8564dan;14511995 
I wont apply much....and i will probably take it off again to see. I assume that as long as it covers the centre of the block its fine? It doesnt have to cover the edges aswell does it?

Yes, that should be fine, you don't want it oozing out the sides obviously, it also doesn't need to the very edge of each corner either.

I have a XSPC Rasa block as well, but I'm using AS5 (radioshack is walking distance away), and have been happy with my temps 64C max, 59-61C avg between cores, when stress testing with IBT with my current OC of 4.0ghz @ 1.35v. I have a Lynnfield i7, so it's definately different than yours, but let me know what kind of temps you end up with, I may be persuaded to order some shin-etsu.

I just got some EVGA Frostbite out of curiosity, so I'll be trying that out next to see if it can keep up w/ or beat the AS5.
Edited by anubis1127 - 8/8/11 at 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by anubis1127;14512254 
Yes, that should be fine, you don't want it oozing out the sides obviously, it also doesn't need to the very edge of each corner either.

I have a XSPC Rasa block as well, but I'm using AS5 (radioshack is walking distance away), and have been happy with my temps 64C max, 59-61C avg between cores, when stress testing with IBT with my current OC of 4.0ghz @ 1.35v. I have a Lynnfield i7, so it's definately different than yours, but let me know what kind of temps you end up with, I may be persuaded to order some shin-etsu.

I just got some EVGA Frostbite out of curiosity, so I'll be trying that out next to see if it can keep up w/ or beat the AS5.

Pretty nice temps there. I will let you know mine smile.gif
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post #9 of 11
I use X23 for everything - from cpu to gpus...

Microwave a cup of water until it is very - very hot. Let the X23 sit in it for 5-6 minutes then apply the same amount of paste you would normally. Just dot the middle for a cpu and put your block on.
    
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I don't recommend that what if water gets in? pastes trashed.

Under a light is a fine idea.

it wont lol, the cap should be tightly on anyway. I use that method all the time, with my cpu's and gpu's.
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