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All last week I've OC'ing my E6600 to 3218.0 Mhz with Zalman 9700 for cooling. When running ORTHOS I thought my temp was a little high. It was always at 58c to 60c.

When install the cooling unit I first used the Antec silver thermal compound Formula 5.
I thought it must be the best because it cost ($9.99) little more than other compound.
Last night I went back to Fry's and got the Arctic Silver 5 that I over look because it cost less ($7.99).

Before the Silver 5 idle was 38-40c and now 34-35c.
When run ORTHOS I can't believe my eyes that the temp drop from 58-60c to 52-53c at full load.

Before the Silver 5 I'm sure the cooling fan was installed correctly because I reinstalled it 3 times to make sure.

So if you want to drop that temp go get Arctic Silver 5. Sorry, for little off-topic.
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post #2 of 7
Good call, however everyone already knew this..
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Yup, most people on the forums are informed of this already, but thanks for the reminder.

rep +

However, I am using this stuff on my next build. It is supposed to be even better than AS5

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4373
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Sorry, since I upgrade to E6600 also this was my first OC'ing, I never thought a thermal compound would make this much different in temp.
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by saul View Post
Sorry, since I upgrade to E6600 also this was my first OC'ing, I never thought a thermal compound would make this much different in temp.
No need to be sorry my friend. I was just as surprised as you the first time I used a professional grade thermal compound.

We come to overclock.net to share our experiences and offer advice, and you have done just that.

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post #6 of 7
Actually.. i havn't tried the silver 5.... i am using the stuff that came with my zalman.. my 6400 at 3.8ghz runs 50c at idle... so i want to bring that down for sure.. wish local places kept that stuff here
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post #7 of 7
AS5 is teh best! Congrats on discovery of better thermal compound!
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