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Just changed the fans on my Phanteks. I now have UK-3000/AP-121/UK-3000. I also changed the TIM but this time I thought I'd try tinting the heatsink first. Results are far better than I expected.
CPU @ 4.5GHz Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Delta temp was 21.7c compared to 29.4c with stock fans and without tinting.

looks like its worth a try to me, how do you go about tinting? (don't even know what it means tongue.gif )
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Haven't tried tinting. Sounds like a good way to go.
When removing my heatsink to change motherboards I found the the very center of both was bare metal. Had used Phanteks paste. CPU was running cool.

Does this mean you recommend using custom TIM such as Arctic Silver 5 over the stock TIM that came with the Phanteks.
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Does this mean you recommend using custom TIM such as Arctic Silver 5 over the stock TIM that came with the Phanteks.
No.
Just an observation.
My assumption is that was the high point of cooler/CPU contact and pushed all past out. wink.gif
Maybe tinting would stop this from happening.
Edited by doyll - 8/28/12 at 10:31am
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looks like its worth a try to me, how do you go about tinting? (don't even know what it means tongue.gif )
My understanding is tinting is similar to tinning when soldering pieces together. Prep both surfaces with a very thin layer of TIM and wipe off with clean cloth.. some use coffee filter. Theory is that this prep allows TIM to adhere to both surfaces and not slip out completely like my center did.
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My understanding is tinting is similar to tinning when soldering pieces together. Prep both surfaces with a very thin layer of TIM and wipe off with clean cloth.. some use coffee filter. Theory is that this prep allows TIM to adhere to both surfaces and not slip out completely like my center did.

Looks like I have a project this weekend. I will never use the massive tube of tim that came with the heatsink so I might as well experiment.

thanks doyll thumb.gif
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Will be interested to see if your results are like tw33ks. If they are I will be doing mine too... but with AS5 as almost out of Phanteks tube. wink.gif
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Will be interested to see if your results are like tw33ks. If they are I will be doing mine too... but with AS5 as almost out of Phanteks tube. wink.gif

I will do a before and after and post results.
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I only did the heatsink not the chip. Make sure you clean the surface first then rub the paste into it. Cover it entirely. Use a lint free cloth or, as doyll suggested a coffee filter to wipe off the excess. You'll know when it's done by the discoloration of the heatsink. This fills all the tiny imperfections in the base and allows better contact with the chip.
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I only did the heatsink not the chip. Make sure you clean the surface first then rub the paste into it. Cover it entirely. Use a lint free cloth or, as doyll suggested a coffee filter to wipe off the excess. You'll know when it's done by the discoloration of the heatsink. This fills all the tiny imperfections in the base and allows better contact with the chip.

ok cool would it hurt to do the chip as well?
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It wouldn't hurt but I don't know how effective it would be. Give it a go and see.

Also I should add, don't use your bare finger. I wrapped mine in a few layers of cling wrap to spread the paste. I thought of using a latex glove but they are too thin and would probably wear through. You have to rub pretty hard which is why it's best to use your finger.
Edited by tw33k - 8/28/12 at 2:52pm
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