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With the growing number of C2D rigs on this site I thought I'd share a little bit of info about AS5 that a lot of people don't know.

I see a lot of people still applying AS5 to their C2D's in the same way that they did to their old cpu's (Probably AMD's ) but Artic Silver reccomend a thin line down the center of the IHS for C2D's rather than the BB size in the middle.

Below is a link to the Artic Silver website, specifically the instructions for applying AS5. Just chose the bottom right option, the one for the Large Dual Core Intel CPU.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/ins_rout...2intelas5.html

Hope this helps someone. I'm sure you'll get better temps by following these instructions.

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Interesting info, nice find. I suppose it puts greater concentration of AS5 over the actual cores.
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Even if you do the dot method...if it smooshes out right...it will do basically the same thing...It will still cover both cores.

I say remove the IHS, and then you know exactly where to put it...lol
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I think there is already an FAQ Burn made for this/
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Interesting info, nice find. I suppose it puts greater concentration of AS5 over the actual cores.
Core 2 Duos only have one core in the middle. Core 2 Quadros have two cores side by side (for now) though.
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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
greater concentration of AS5 over the actual cores.
Spot on my man!

Thats why they say put a line.

You should do this also for Pentium D's, AMD Opterons, and Athlon 64 X2's. basically ALL dualcores.

You put a blob in the middle on single corews, because thats where the core is.

The same applies for putting a line of laste on dualcores. There should be a thing on the Artic Silver website telling you which way to put the line, so that its above where the cores are, rather than perpendicular to them.
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Even if you do the dot method...if it smooshes out right...it will do basically the same thing...It will still cover both cores.

I say remove the IHS, and then you know exactly where to put it...lol
I Was about to say this...The BB dot will still be a good.
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Yeah, the BB dot may still be good but surely there must be some benefit of doing the line otherwise what would be the point?

These guys must have done a lot of testing and come up with the line as the best application for dual core cpu's.
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Yeah, the BB dot may still be good but surely there must be some benefit of doing the line otherwise what would be the point?

These guys must have done a lot of testing and come up with the line as the best application for dual core cpu's.
I Seriously dont think there would be much of a difference.
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.........if you take off your IHS you know where to stick it i just put a little drop on mine and it covered my whole core...
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