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Ok I should be getting this cooler in tommorow or Wednesday, and I see this pic on the bottom of this page:
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=1895&page=2
which says that it comes with a pre-applied patch of thermal compound.....so should I clean this off (ordered Arctic cleaning kit) and reapply some A5 silver, or apply this silver on top of this patch?
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Yes, clean off the patch and then reapply as5
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Actually, I wouldn't clean it off. I would use it. The stuff on it is just as good, if not a little better than AS5. And that's not just my opinion, it's true. I have the same cooler on one of my other PCs and I tried it with both the stock paste and with AS5. No notable difference.

Leave it on there, but keep in mind it can take 100 hours for that stuff to burn in before you will see temperature drops. It's pretty much the same as the AS5 and will save you from using AS5 when you don't need to.

Now if you wait a month and your temps aren't where you like them or thought they'd be, then go ahead and replace the TEC with the AS5.

But like I said, there is no reason to take it off and apply AS5. Unless of course you are lapping the AC 64 Pro. And those things could use lapping as you will see. But WHATEVER you do, DO NOT add another layer of TEC on top of the old one. That's going to make your temps go up.

Hope this helps!
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I used the stock thermal pad at first too (I have this cooler also), and this pad was ok, the temps weren't crazy high or anything, and it did its job. But I was looking for a lower temp. so I bought some AS5, and after applying it, my temp dropped about 4-5C, which is pretty good imo. The ambient temp. was still the same (it was summer :/) so as5 is a little better in my experience. But it's all uop to you, you can leave the pad on, or take it off and use as5.
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I'd say try the pad. And if you aren't satisfied with it, then switch to AS5.
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Yeah, give it a try since it's already there. It seems to be pretty good stuff from my experience so far.
    
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Ok I should be getting this cooler in tommorow or Wednesday, and I see this pic on the bottom of this page:
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=1895&page=2
which says that it comes with a pre-applied patch of thermal compound.....so should I clean this off (ordered Arctic cleaning kit) and reapply some A5 silver, or apply this silver on top of this patch?
****i kinda noticed its a pain in the ass to put on too on my a8n board***** idk y its jsut that way

yup reapply a5 to it i jsut got mine today and its SWEET ive noticed that my temps are down

temp1 (speed fan used here ) went down 4*c
2 (2*c)
3(1*c)
1(0)
core(5*c)

let me reminde u that the original was a 3200 with stock fan , and a 6200 i have an opti 165 with artic 64 /a5 on it and a xfx 7600 installed now
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post #8 of 57
I removed it immediatly , lapped the bottom , and used AS5. I have come to find out that CWELL is right, ... the stock stuff is excellent. Were I to do it again, I'd lap it, and then reinstall the original pad.
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post #9 of 57
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Ok thanks for the input guys. I didn't really know if this was just preapplied thermal paste or a solid thermal pad (like an IHS). I already have some A5 from my GPU, so I'll go ahead and use that. I don't want to lap just yet because I don't want to lose my warrenty. LOL I could theoretically still piece my stock HP PC back together and send it back if I were to fry the CPU. From what I understand, you must lap the CPU and HS surfaces to benefit from lapping; correct me if I'm wrong and I'll lap the HS as soon as it comes in!
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post #10 of 57
Just for the record its not a pad its a paste just like AS5.

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