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post #61 of 69
to tell you guys the truth about q6600, i can't tell the difference between q6600@3ghz and e4400@3ghz. well maybe just a little bit.
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You wont see much of a difference in internet-surfing lol.

Get yourself a video-card and benchmark now! Or make some movies.

If not, get a Mac and get outta our site
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or maybe you should get out more and no be one here for 40hrs
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Trust me when I say this, try putting a small dot in the middle of the cpu and spreading it slowly outwards with firm pressure using a bag stretched over your finger. You want an extremely thin coating of as5. I easily get 5c lower using this method versus any other method, dot being the best for temps and line the worst otherwise. I might take some pics soon, I am getting a tech bench in and such so I will have to redo everything Maybe some dry ice fun as well if I can find some around here :x Good luck though, try my method and let me know, I have always had very good results using it.
    
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its actually my method so quit stealing it.
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lol no one read my post about that





CHOCOLATE RAIN!
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post #67 of 69
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I'm just going to chalk it up to having a hot-running chip. I've tried four different methods over the last couple days to no avail. Just reapplied using slightly over a rice-grain length to get my temps back to what they were this morning. I thought about using the dot method but I figured after this many attempts it probably wouldn't work either. So now I'm back to 40/39/38/37 idles and 65/65/63/63 load. :\\ I did what was suggested in putting the chip upside down on the base of the heatsink to check for light and saw none coming through on any angle. Looks like I won't be able to overclock this one unless I decide to lap it. Or maybe I'll think up a reason to get Intel to warranty it.

Thanks again for your assistance, guys. This was a pretty interesting way to burn through a Saturday.
    
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post #68 of 69
so is it worth dropping an extra 60 after S/H and tax to get a TRUE to replace my Big Typhoon VX?

p.s I've found the line method to be terrible, but then again, i've only done it once.
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post #69 of 69
Lapping is actually easy, fun and educational! Do it in front of your kids!
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