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How much of a drop in temps can I expect after it cures? Also I have a lapped modded big typhoon and a lapped CPU, how much should I use?
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How much of a drop in temps can I expect after it cures? Also I have a lapped modded big typhoon and a lapped CPU, how much should I use?
Small amount, use this method, it's Audi's... let me find it...

http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...od-thread.html

Since both surfaces are lapped, an even smaller amount is needed.
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I believe it's only 1-2c drop after curing.
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i normally rub a drop into the cpu and the base of the heatsink until i can read the etching on the IHS through the compound...

i normally see 4-5F cooler after 72 hours...
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no, more than that

usually 4-5C with AS5. Now that you lapped..maybe 7-9C drop.
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Yep, and most of the time you won't even notice more than 2-3C...don't expect a huge drop. And, yes, use 1/2 of the amount you would normally use since you lapped....it just needs to fill in the very tiny scratches instead of filling in a big dip like before you lapped it.
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well here is the situation. I went from 50*c load with non lapped CPU and non-lapped Zalman 9500 with cheapo silver thermal paste. Switched to Lapped CPU, lapped Big Typhoon, Modded the Typhoon with Antec tri-cool fan(80CFM vs. stock 54CFM) and AS5. Load temps are 46-47 now. I should see a WAY better temp drop. I think maybe I put too much AS5 on. It has not cured yet, but I should still have seen much better drops.
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what consistancy is AS5 supposed to be? I think mine might be too thick. It's so thick it is hard to spread a thin layer. Almost like it's a little dried out.
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Apparently I was misinformed and need to Lapp my BT
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