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post #31 of 100
yea neither did i when i first installed it...the i got pissed of becaus my temps were just as good as stoc. now i idle at 27*c at 2.4Ghz with 1.45vcore.
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post #32 of 100
It think its kind of the same with the AM2 zalman. It has this metal bar that hooks in the middle of the zalman and then clamps onto the little plastic clips f the board. Its not very tight on there, can be turned side to side alittle, but there is no other way to mount the am2 ver. Temps were a few degrees lower, and its alot quieter then stock.
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OK,
-Mr. Pink-I didnt know about the low temp aspect of the Ceramique, I liked the idea of it not being conductive. Thanks for the info.

-Tims- This board if bios rev. 1103. It too is an RMA'd board, but from Asus.

-Sleeper- I used the stock board mtg bracket and the s-clip, the brass standoff's looked to be high.

-Fusion- I didn't use the fan controller, I plugged straight to the MOBO, it's still quiet enough. And yes, it's pointed to the rear. I need to visit Zalman's
web site and watch the video.

Wow, you guys are so smart. You're giving this old man a lot of good stuff!
Thanks.

Update- I have used a dab of ceramique as a test. With the lower CPU voltage of 1.39V, and a clock of 2.7, it is idling at 46*C. More later.
    
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post #34 of 100
^^your still better off using the regular AS5, will will yield better temps vs Ceramique. Its thermal properites are not as good as ol's AS5 for air, you will yield betters temp with regular. Even though its conductive it wont fry a mobo so no worries there.

I know... Us crazy kids and technology lol

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post #35 of 100
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Mrpink, I totally agree with the AS5. I only tried the ceramique again to try and duplicate the temps with my stock HS.
I just watched the video on the Zalman web site. I installed just the way they demonstrated, except I did the dab thing with the paste, whereas they used the spreader. Of course I didn't use their paste. Only thing is, I still don't think the S clamp is tight enough, the cooler moves around too easy. I will try the AS5 next, maybe tomorrow.
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the only time i would use ceramique is at subzero temps becaus it performs better then AS5 at subzero.
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Originally Posted by sleeper300
the only time i would use ceramique is at subzero temps becaus it performs better then AS5 at subzero.


Agreed AS5 turns brittle when frozen but Ceramique works ok...when used very moderately.
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post #38 of 100
1. You want the paste to be conductive as it fills in the tiny pits between surfaces to make it a solid block, effectively transfering heat. Air does not transfer heat which is why you need thermal paste.

2. The standoffs are used for Pentium CPU's. I didn't care for the flimsy spring clip either but it still does the job pretty well.

3. I dropped 12c with my Zalman 9500 in conjunction with a mild lap on my CPU. I would buy another one in a heartbeat and it works prefect with the airflow of my case.

3. Use a dab of AS5 and spread it "Very Thinly" completely across the CPU surface for best results. Be careful not to get it on anything else. The paste is meant to fill the tiny pits, not to be a barrier.

4. It will take some time to set up completely depending on how long you puter runs during the day. About a week or two in most cases.

Take your time and good luck.

Edit: Do not forget to clean both surfaces completely with alcohaul before reapplying AS5.
post #39 of 100
Make sure it is installed properly also make sure the bottow of the heatsink does not have any type of debrie on it. Also make sure it is lapped correctly (perfectly flat). Im sure if you go to the main manufactures website they will have some kind of tech support on installation if you followed all intructions and still geting high temps i would send back for a refund.
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'nother question. I've been monitoring what I think is the CPU temp., and the motherboard temp. On Speedfan, that correlates to Temp1=47*C and Temp2=37*C. But theres Temp3 thats at -128*C, whats with that? Then theres the Core temp. What is that reading from?
    
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