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So anyway, I've been testing and trying to burn in my arctic silver all week (I know it's a supposed to be a certain amount of hours....) but my temps have been going down smile.gif Idling now at around 25 and full load high 50's. This is an improvement. I'm still considering adding another rad to my loop maybe a 120 at the back fan. This would give me a more impressive look with more tubing and better performance in hot weather. Just don't have the $$$ do do my video cards wish I did:o
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This is what I acheived maximum with heat at its limit and voltage at its lowest for the overclock with my ex 280 750 kit.

2x Fractal Design Silent R2 140mm in pull and 2x XSPC 140mm fans in push at full speed.



http://imageshack.com/a/img22/5186/l08g.jpg

I wonder what I could get with better 140mm fans....
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This is what I acheived maximum with heat at its limit and voltage at its lowest for the overclock with my ex 280 750 kit.

2x Fractal Design Silent R2 140mm in pull and 2x XSPC 140mm fans in push at full speed.



http://imageshack.com/a/img22/5186/l08g.jpg

I wonder what I could get with better 140mm fans....

This is very good at 5.2~Ghz!

When I test at 5.2Ghz im hitting 100C, and 5.3 im hitting 105 C. I need to get the naked mounts from EK already.

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So anyway, I've been testing and trying to burn in my arctic silver all week (I know it's a supposed to be a certain amount of hours....) but my temps have been going down smile.gif Idling now at around 25 and full load high 50's. This is an improvement. I'm still considering adding another rad to my loop maybe a 120 at the back fan. This would give me a more impressive look with more tubing and better performance in hot weather. Just don't have the $$$ do do my video cards wish I did:o

Never was a fan of arctic silver. I make changes too often to wait for "burn in time" with a TIM that is 1-2C worse than GC extreme if not just the same.

I also used to always warm up my Arctic silver first. Seemed to make "burn in" go faster. I still do this with all my TIM's, the seat is always just prettier...
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This is what I acheived maximum with heat at its limit and voltage at its lowest for the overclock with my ex 280 750 kit.

2x Fractal Design Silent R2 140mm in pull and 2x XSPC 140mm fans in push at full speed.



http://imageshack.com/a/img22/5186/l08g.jpg

I wonder what I could get with better 140mm fans....

I don't think you can get any better thumb.gif Nice job!!
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I also used to always warm up my Arctic silver first. Seemed to make "burn in" go faster. I still do this with all my TIM's, the seat is always just prettier...

How?
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I would usually microwave a wet towel in a bag and wrap the tube for a while.

If I trusted the tube to keep water out, just drop the whole tube in hot water.
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well, I ran out of mx-2 and using the xspc k2 instead, I have no idea how it stacks up. I could maybe do a tad moar. (Almost moar)
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Huh! Never heard of that before. I might try a different tim next upgrade. I do still have the xspc stuff.
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From what I saw online, XSPC K2, is almost as good as MX-4, so it's a really good thermal paste! smile.gif
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I wonder if CLU/CLP would make a difference for you guys?
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