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I seen a 5'C drop in temps when I used MX-4. I used the ''pea'' size amount in the center and it works great.
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by kzim9 View Post

I seen a 5'C drop in temps when I used MX-4. I used the ''pea'' size amount in the center and it works great.

Probably got a bad spread before then. Some get better temps with stock and some get worse. Luck of the spread.


We use Dow Corning products at work for pretty much anything that requires a glue with adhesiveness that normal off the shelf products can't match. Never used their thermal products, but I can't imagine they're any worse than their amazing adhesives.

Also, Dow Corning products are expensive as hell. At least the silicone adhesive we use is. 80$ a tube. eek.gif
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I just unmounted my H80 from my 3930k and noted the stock TIM had evenly covered the entire IHS. There is no need at all to replace the stock TIM unless you re-mount the cooler.
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post #14 of 20
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I am definitely going to swap those Corsair Stock fans back to my GT AP15.

The stock fans will perform better than AP15's, because they can run at 2600rpm, they're just a lot noisier.
     
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I know you have an H100! I meant someone else who also has a 3930k/H100 setup could let you know better than me.

Anyways i'll go in with my own experiences with my 2600k/Kuhler920:

I can't really recognize the stock paste which Antec or whoever assembles this thing uses, but it looked like a good quality one. If you're going to use the stock thermal paste be sure to get a good seat the first time :] I couldn't really get a good seat since I was still figuring out how to mount the block into that... thing. But after that I replaced the TIM and all is good.

And make sure the block seats EVENLY throughout the CPU! If you tighten only three spots then there might be some place in the CPU that cannot make contact with the cold plate. I have seen a lot of people make this mistake and the result is one or two cores with significantly higher temps than the rest, etc.

Good luck and enjoy your new hardware
     
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Oh god. The stock stuff is GARBAGE. I currently have an H60 and putting AS5 on it dropped my load temps 25c. I never stick with the stock stuff because its usually rubbish.
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Originally Posted by Odyn View Post

Oh god. The stock stuff is GARBAGE. I currently have an H60 and putting AS5 on it dropped my load temps 25c. I never stick with the stock stuff because its usually rubbish.

not every "stock stuff" is garbage. h100's stock TIM is awesome.
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The stock fans will perform better than AP15's, because they can run at 2600rpm, they're just a lot noisier.


Not the speed matter, is the CFM of the fan does. AP-15 will give the same performance at 1850RPM vs 2600RPM Corsair and less noise.

 
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Oh god. The stock stuff is GARBAGE. I currently have an H60 and putting AS5 on it dropped my load temps 25c. I never stick with the stock stuff because its usually rubbish.

H60 tim is not the same as H100 tim, tests have shown it's very good.
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not every "stock stuff" is garbage. h100's stock TIM is awesome.

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Not the speed matter, is the CFM of the fan does. AP-15 will give the same performance at 1850RPM vs 2600RPM Corsair and less noise.

True CFM through the rad is what matter, however the stock fans at 2600rpm are slightly better than AP15's, but yes the noise is awful. Check my sig linked review for the data.
     
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Not the speed matter, is the CFM of the fan does. AP-15 will give the same performance at 1850RPM vs 2600RPM Corsair and less noise.

Wrong. True the AP-15 can push a lot of CFM, but being how the fin setup of a Rad has a lot more resistance than a normal air cooler fin setup, the actual preasure the fan can do (usually in mmH2O) is what matters here. The stock Corsair fans can push a high 7.7mmH2O where the AP-15 well, I can't find any info on how much H20 it could hold. The closest quiet/high CFM fans I can find outside of the Corsairs is the BGears B-Blaster120's which push a good 103CFM, and can do 3.0mmH20 which isn't too bad. Most other reccomended fans I have seen posted can do 1.9mmH20 or less. So keep that in mind.

Wish I was able to use the Stock H100 application on the 2011. (instead of my 775) Repasted it yesterday and added 2 of my B-Blasters on the Pull side and doesn't looke like it did a damn thing for CPU temps itself. Ambient and I think IC Diamond takes a little bit of cure time but not 200Hrs like the AS5. The site says that at 50PSI it would take 2 hours, but ligher loads = a week or more so I figure it will drop a bit once things break in (anyone know the PSI of the H100 with the fingerscrews maxed out?)
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