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What temps are you expecting?

I was hoping with this much rad to keep it below 40 to try and hit 4.1 or 4.2 stable. Me thinks the 470's may be the forgotten variable. These EK blocks appear to be awesome. My load temps under water overclocked at 1.1v are lower than my idle air temps. lol
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I was about to say, you must have some golden AMD chip lol

Nope, just a lead brain! tongue.gif
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What paste are you using? The IC5 is only a few months old. It may be worth a reset.
I am using IC diamond 24c
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I am using IC diamond 24c
Is yours really thick and hard to spread? It's hard to tell if maybe this stuff is really old, or just really thick. I just drop a pea sized amount on there, but it never spreads very well, even with a lot of pressure.
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Is yours really thick and hard to spread? It's hard to tell if maybe this stuff is really old, or just really thick. I just drop a pea sized amount on there, but it never spreads very well, even with a lot of pressure.
Yes its hard but little tip run warm / hot water around the tube to warm and soften the paste. apply like pea size and DO NOT SPREAD! And have your heat sink cover it so dust and other stuff don't go on it. but don't compress yet let it dry for at least 10-15mins cause the alcohol or water they use to keep it moist to dry up then fasten your water block down with at least 50 pounds of pressure. then run prime or play a game for at least 2 hours to help it set

That's the best method i found because if you spread it you tend to get some air pockets. and maybe that will help you get a bit lower temps like 1 or 2c



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I'll give that a try. I didn't mean I would spread it by hand. Even with cross tightening it never seemed to spread all that evenly. Maybe a little OCD, though. lol

Thanks for the tips!
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I'll give that a try. I didn't mean I would spread it by hand. Even with cross tightening it never seemed to spread all that evenly. Maybe a little OCD, though. lol

Thanks for the tips!
I think its the OCD haha but don't worry tho because you don't need to cover the whole cpu just the cores because if you have too much paste and leaking on the side that could also be holding the heat instead of transferring it to your WC

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Yep, thermal paste takes a lot of practice.
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