Originally Posted by thlnk3r
BlackOmega, that I would really like to see. Thank you for posting that info and including the link. Interesting comparison
If you decide to do your own then good luck. I look forward to the results
I will most definitely do a write up with pics and all. I plan on build a complete new rig sometime in the near future. Im still undecided wether I should go intel or AMD. Im kind of leaning towards an intel/ATi getup.
At any rate when I do the write up Ill try to use all 3 of my boards and all 3 of my CPU's. Unfortunately I wont be able to use the stock HS on the naked 3500. And Ill try use the new rig if I can. Im going to be moving within the next 2 weeks. So it'll have to wait till then. And Ill even try to get a hold of the TIM guys special grease.
Originally Posted by blitz6804
I do not know BlackOmega; I can usually see my AS5 curing (in the form of decreasing temperatures over the course of two weeks) but I am biased in that AS5 is the only non-AMD TIM I have ever used.
Off-topic: despite having braces earlier in my life, it turns out they need to go on again. And then I need jaw surgery (sometime this summer) to make my teeth line up again. So... I am not happy to be sure. (But having my jaw wired shut for about six weeks should be good for weight loss.)
For those of you following my 3850/AA issue; I finally got ahold of Diamond again. They told me to hurry up and wait. Joy.
As far as TIM's go I'm starting to think AS5 is slightly over rated. Well, perhaps not over rated, but just more trouble than it's worth. Its not that Im lazy, but since I'm in school and a dad I dont really have time to wonder if my TIM is cured so I can OC. While its not bad (as thats what Im using now), I swap out different CPUs to see which ones do better on what board. So I'd MUCH rather have a TIM that doesnt need to cure or at the very most, cures in a couple of hours. Not to mention the other 2 TIM's that I want to test do NOT conduct electricity. Which is another bonus, in case you missed a small dab of goo on one of the pins. Hopefully Ill be able to test 4 different TIMs, Ill keep everyone posted.
Sorry to hear about your jaw. Cant they just give you a retainer?
I too had braces as a kid and personally I think they caused more problems than they "cured". I had my braces on for an unusally long period, something like 3.5 years. And when I did finally get them removed, I literally had a cavity underneath every single brace
. So in addition to the thousands that my parents spent on the braces, they had to spend thousands more on getting my teeth fixed. Then as an adult Ive spent another $1000 on them.
But I guess thats the price we pay for a little bit of vanity. but it seems the newer technology has come a long way. My son is more than likely going to need some sort of teeth straightening, hopefully he'll be able to use a removable device.
But good luck with you toofs
PS: When you get your jaw wired shut, drink a lot of protein shakes Edited by BlackOmega - 1/8/09 at 3:58pm