Originally Posted by 680jetstream
i might thinking also that this unit is just a waste of money, but i dont lose hope yet since didnt try any troubleshooting yet, so i might conclude later.
IMO there are much better cooler's than the corsair H cooler's for the price they charge. For a similar price of the H100 you can pick up a RASA full water loop kit, The RASA kit will destroy anything corsair sells. They make less noise and cool far better. The only thing better than a RASA water kit is a full custom loop, but you will spend twice the price of the rasa kit on a full loop.
Originally Posted by 680jetstream
yes, i have the hyperthreading.
ok, so i will do it now, but before so, please advise me the best way to apply it, a detailed one. please, thanks.
i called you sir, because we used to call someone like that here in our place especially when you dont know whom you talk to. or, arent you male?
having HT on will give a nice boost in everything but gaming at the cost of temps, those invisible core's get hot man! lol
Remove cooler. Clean paste off the CPU and the cooler(I use Rubbing Alch and coffee filters, let both the cooler and CPU dry off before installing them). to apply the TIM I use a very small dab in the center of the CPU(about the size of a rice grain, or 3 to 4mm diameter). When I install the cooler, I like to rotate it back and forth a little bit while applying pressure to ensure the TIM gets a "proper" spread. then tighten it down and your set. Take note that the back plate is installed the right way, and not grounding out anything on the back of the mobo. I do not recommend spreading the TIM before installing the cooler, it can trap air in between the cooler and the CPU causing high temps. That's about it.
This is how I install TIM and cooler's, works for Closed Liquid Cooler's(what you have), Air cooler's and water blocks in my experience. Feel free to experiment with the amount of TIM a little bit, some time's you need more, others you need less. Just make sure you don't have so much that its oozing down the side of the chip when you tighten down the cooler. Might cause damage.
If you need specific instructions on how to install the H100 bracket's and such I think they have it on their website.
The only reason you calling me sir caught me off guard is I'm an American, and over here you don't here that kind of stuff too often. You would also be correct in assuming I am a male
Best of luck on your TIM replacement.
Originally Posted by staryoshi
Back in my rookie days I made the mistake of using IC7 on a HD5770 without an IHS... One RMA later I learned my lesson
(It worked quite nicely on a GTX 460, though) Most ceramic pastes are decent enough, I go for ones that are middle-to-top performers and that are on sale. The days of AS5 are over IMO.
If the Corsair h100 is anything like past efforts, it should use Shin Etsu thermal paste, which is solid. If it helps, I used the pre-applied thermal paste with my build
The temperatures are great.
ohh wow, I bet the ICD made a mess of that card lol. I use it on my GTX460 too, temps dropped a lot after the install. EVGA really used a ton of TIM on my card, I kinda shocked they got that much on there lol. It didn't change the temps on my 6950 as much though.
Yea, I cant remember exactly what the corsair rep said but they where using Shin Etsu and changed to another brand that has identical performance(i think that's what he said) or they where using a brand identical to S/E and and changed to S/E.. Memory is "fuzzy" at the moment, the thread is here on OCN.net somewhere. And the application should be fine from corsair. Most of the time they don't mess around with quality and such.