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It takes a week or so for the AS5 to "settle" in and show an actual difference...
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
they dont have to be down to the micron. you can get thicker ones and they will form to the chip and make a better connection the stock ones will.
I stand corrected, you are correct ... a little THICKER is fine. Not thick enough is ... not fine.
    
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a bit of an update. I installed the vga shroud that comes with the Cooler Master 1000 case, the idle immediately changed to 52C (down from 54C), and the load test is now 74C (down from 75C). I just thought I'd mention it in case anyone with this same case is debating the shroud thing, it seems to make a diff with this type of "open" hsf design. I never tried it out when I had the stock 8800 cooler on there, but seeing the idle temp drop as soon as I added it and closed the case, I think is decent proof that its doing something to the good.
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