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post #21 of 30
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You should have enough paste for multiple applications. Try one of the methods out, then take the cooler back off. Look at the contact pattern. If it looks good, then redo it using the same method. If it doesnt, then try another method.
Theres no substitute for first hand experience.

I applied the paste only on the tubing but have not noticed any drop in temps . maybe I need the paste to burn in properly.
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post #22 of 30
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Guys I don't think my chip is cooling well I have applied the paste only on the tubes and it is in Push N Pull config with 6 120 mm fans according to the cooler master elite 370 guide.

@3.8 ghz 1.42v she idles at 32c and max i got was 47-48c.
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post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by ironmaiden View Post

Guys I don't think my chip is cooling well I have applied the paste only on the tubes and it is in Push N Pull config with 6 120 mm fans according to the cooler master elite 370 guide.
@3.8 ghz 1.42v she idles at 32c and max i got was 47-48c.

Temps look fine IME.

As far as TIM is concerned you want the thinnest layer possible as metal-to-metal is the desired mounting. TIM is only intended to fill the minute imperfections in the two surfaces such as scratches and low spots. TIM is technically an insulator compared to metal-to-metal so thinner is always better.
post #24 of 30
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Temps look fine IME.
As far as TIM is concerned you want the thinnest layer possible as metal-to-metal is the desired mounting. TIM is only intended to fill the minute imperfections in the two surfaces such as scratches and low spots. TIM is technically an insulator compared to metal-to-metal so thinner is always better.

I have used the thinnest layer but I don't mind redoing it again this weekend.

Oh idling @31c 3.8 1.42v is alright ya.
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post #25 of 30
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Crap i think there is an issue , IIRC before changing the motherboard I had the athlon X3 445 and the current 960t on the asus mobo with a Hyper TX3 and the direction of the pull fan towards the back of the case but now in the Elite 370 the pull fan is facing the top of the cabinet. Hmm I got to check what wrong did I do. oh damn damn.

I mean earlier the fans were in the horizontal position but now they are vertical.

oh damn I have the locking plates in the different position, first when i get home go to change that.
Edited by ironmaiden - 4/21/12 at 5:30am
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post #26 of 30
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I have a copper plate exactly the size of Hyper TX3 bottom so if I attach it below the TX3 and apply some TIM would it matter in cooling ?
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post #27 of 30
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=38

Here is a great article showing the results of different application methods for different base styles. Helped me out the first time I installed an HDT CPU cooler.
post #28 of 30
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http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=38
Here is a great article showing the results of different application methods for different base styles. Helped me out the first time I installed an HDT CPU cooler.

Thnx looks like a good read.

But will it make diff if I attach a copper plate below the Hyper TX3 plate.
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post #29 of 30
I wouldn't. First of all the cooler may not fit with the plate, second you're adding more air pockets between the CPU and the cooler. CPU->gap->copper plate->gap->cooler instead of CPU->gap->cooler. Those gaps will make a negative difference in your temps even if you do manage to fit the copper plate in there.
post #30 of 30
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I wouldn't. First of all the cooler may not fit with the plate, second you're adding more air pockets between the CPU and the cooler. CPU->gap->copper plate->gap->cooler instead of CPU->gap->cooler. Those gaps will make a negative difference in your temps even if you do manage to fit the copper plate in there.

The plate can be cut according to the size. the only thing I am more worried about is that I will need to put the TIM on both the sides of the plate.
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