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Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
Its some really generic stuff...I think the brand is 'stars' and its quite watery.
silicon crap, or what ever it is, like the radioshack brand

never use it, lol
im on a lapped cpu, thats all i had, put it on, there was a 10c load dif between it and as5
lol
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If you opened the door of your bedroom, your room temp might change 3c... lol
My room's like a sauna in the winter with the heat on. If I open my door the temp's on my rig go down by at least 4 degrees.
    
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Heat? People turn heat on when there are computers in the house?

Seriously, I get 8 C Core temp differences based on ambient. To be honest, I think all good thermal compounds are the same and the "differences" in tests are due to variance in ambient or the success of the tester's application rather than any real difference in the material.

If you have something decent on order, that's fine. Just do a tiny stripe along the axis of the cores and you'll be fine.
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post #14 of 19
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Hi all,
Back again. I've tried several re-mounts to no avail. I even put it in a thin-bore syringe to get a really thin line of thermal paste across the cores. Sometimes the temp went up sometimes down. But no matter what, I cannot get this paste to make the freezer 7 pro to perform as well as the stock intel cooler and stock intel thermal pad.

Here are some specs of the crappiest thermal paste I have ever come across (Compared to AS5)-
Junk Paste: Thermal conductivity - 1.066w/m-K
AS5: Thermal conductivity 3.5w/m-K
Even the figures given on the tube are probably over-rated on the cheap stuff. So AS5 should be 3x more effective on paper.
I can't wait till it arrives...then I can really see the benefit of a better heatsink.
post #15 of 19
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Its some really generic stuff...I think the brand is 'stars' and its quite watery.
It probably needs to be remixed, has a tendency to settle.
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It probably needs to be remixed, has a tendency to settle
I squeezed it all out and gave it a mix then syringed it back into the tube, in the vein hope It would help, but if anything it seemed to perform worse . Thanks for the sugestion though +
post #17 of 19
Yea im using the Freezer7 on my system and it dropped my temps about 15c.. with AS5. so hopefully this works for you!
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Yea im using the Freezer7 on my system and it dropped my temps about 15c.. with AS5. so hopefully this works for you!
That would be exactly the amount of drop I would need to get to 3.3ghz. The only other problem I had was with the silly IP35-e Northbridge heatsink. It meant I couldn't mount the ACF7Pro so the rear exhaust fan was behind it. Luckily I have a bottom mounted 120mm PSU fan, which I lined it up to, but I suppose that will just draw more heat through my PSU .
post #19 of 19
I was unhappy with my temps and my freezer 7 pro..so i remounted with as5 and when i took the hsf off it was not covering the whole cpu..so i wiped it off and applied a dot in the middle..then got a clear sandwich/plastic bag and put it ound my finger..i then smoothed it over the cpu allll over it..temps dropped from 58c load to 44c load..
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