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Got a new motherboard. Should I reseat the passive MOSFET cooler with Arctic Cooling Ceramique paste instead of its stock thermal tape?
= better temps?

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post #2 of 13
Since the ceramic paste is thinner, just make sure that there is a good contact everywhere.
Otherwise, you're good to go.

The parts you're attempting to cool more efficiently don't require cooling thumb.gif
If they needed better cooling they would have included it.
Changing the paste won't do anything ; if you want to overclock heavily, then have some fan pointed at it.


Note: Make sure that the cooler is secured on. Wouldn't want anything falling off.
Edited by dmanstasiu - 2/15/12 at 2:25pm
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No real benefit.
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Whats the point?
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by xion View Post

Whats the point?

lol if you read the OP then you would have realized, he wanted better temps
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lol if you read the OP then you would have realized, he wanted better temps

Yes but he's implying that cooling the MOSFET is useles.
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post #7 of 13
Cooler MOSFET temps does not mean any better performance or stability if they are operating in their intended thermal range. If the OE heatsink is taped on you either need a means to hold the heatsink on the MOSFETs if you switch to Ceramique or you need to use thermal conductive epoxy - which is permanent.
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lol if you read the OP then you would have realized, he wanted better temps

Still pretty pointless, to me atleast, but hey, were on overclock.net here. You're not going to get a change, MAYBE 1 degree off if you're lucky. The only time I would change it if I was already having problems with the heat from the motherboard its self, which shouldn't be a problem in the first place or if I was putting blocks on them, which is pretty pointless anyways except for looks.

But hey, each to their own.
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post #9 of 13
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Still pretty pointless, to me atleast, but hey, were on overclock.net here. You're not going to get a change, MAYBE 1 degree off if you're lucky. The only time I would change it if I was already having problems with the heat from the motherboard its self, which shouldn't be a problem in the first place or if I was putting blocks on them, which is pretty pointless anyways except for looks.
But hey, each to their own.

Agreed ^^^.

Someone did a similar deal last week and the temps skyrocketed because they used thick TIM tape instead of the TIM paste that was on the OE heatsinks.
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Originally Posted by xion View Post

Still pretty pointless, to me atleast, but hey, were on overclock.net here. You're not going to get a change, MAYBE 1 degree off if you're lucky. The only time I would change it if I was already having problems with the heat from the motherboard its self, which shouldn't be a problem in the first place or if I was putting blocks on them, which is pretty pointless anyways except for looks.
But hey, each to their own.

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