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post #31 of 33
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The base on the WB is copper and they only mention aluminum as an incompatible metal so I don't see issue there. I have never tested the flatness of the contact between IHS and WB. Right now I apply a rice sized dot of MX4 in the center of the IHS then crank the the bolts down as tightly as I can. The spread has looked pretty good and is circular although it doesn't reach quite to the very corners of the IHS
post #32 of 33
it shouldnt go all the way across, just enough to cover the top of the ihs
post #33 of 33
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So just an update. I've made some significant changes since I last posted and would love some opinions. I replaced my MB with the ROG Maximus V Formula and replaced the WB with an EK Supremacy Nickel/Acetal and I am running bare die with EK's Naked IB Mounting kit. Was a PITA at first because it wouldn't post until I put small squares of thermal pads in each corner of the CPU PCB to make sure I had sufficient and even pressure in the socket. EKTibbor suggested this and it has worked great. Now to my temps... ambient room temp is 24C Running 4.8 at 1.43 vcore max temp of hottest core hits 80C in Prime95 blend using 90% of ram. Had to go up a bit on my vcore since I'm running 2400 TridentX Memory. I'm waiting for my water temp probe to be delivered since the MB has headers for temp probes so I can see my water temps in comparison. Only other changes are that I added the VRM's to my loop since the MB has liquid cooling channel for them built in. Does this sound about right? Thanks
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