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Q6600 Heatsink Question

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My new system just shipped to my house and I am getting ready to build. My question is should I use some Arctic Silver 5 or just the stock thermal pad on the heatsink? I intend to overclock it to at least 3Ghz. And if I decided to use the arctic silver 5, would I need to remove the thermal compound already on the heatsink or just put the Arctic Silver on my CPU? ++rep for suggestions
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Western Digital 250gb Windows XP SP2 LG 19'' LCD Widescreen 2ms Merc 
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post #2 of 4
Remove the stock compound with some rubbing alcohol or solvent base cleaner. You will have much cooler temps with the AS5.
post #3 of 4
get off the stock crap and use AS5 for sure. You will need to clean the bottom of the heatsink before applying as5 though.

-Nice system!
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80GB Max, 200gb Seagate Windows XP Pro SP2 Dell 2001FP OCZ Powerstream 520w 
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post #4 of 4
If you get a good aftermarket cooler you should be able to go up to 3.5 easily on that board.
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