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Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme

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Hey guys, just recieved this bad boy.
My gosh its freaking heavy and huge... (thats what she said)

Anyone that has this cooler....
Should i use the paste they sent ? Or go ahead and use my Artic Silver 5?

Also.... should i lap this, it doesnt seem to be that concave or convex....
Also the grooves in it ..... few have said that helps conductivity with a decent amount of paste. ( if you have a true you know the grooves on the base im talking about. )

Please help me with some responses !!!
Thanks guys !
post #2 of 23
Use the AS5, don't lap it until you test it.
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use the artic silver 5. and install it and see your temps. if it is high then lap it...if its fine leave it be. i had the v1 cooler too and when i installed this it lower my temps around 8-10 degree. you'll love it.
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Use the penny mod right ?
post #5 of 23
If your CPU is lapped, I say lap the 120 extreme, you'll see nice temps.

If your CPU isn't lapped, you're probably fine leaving it, as usually the CPU is concave and the 120 is convex (might be flipped).
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My CPU is lapped...
I think i'll go with what grunion said tho....
Try and test first.... see what im workin with.....

I Need to use the penny mod right ?
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Originally Posted by Arakasi View Post
My CPU is lapped...
I think i'll go with what grunion said tho....
Try and test first.... see what im workin with.....

I Need to use the penny mod right ?
Did your bracket come with a washer?
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post #8 of 23
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No sir it did not....
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Then yes, use the washer/penny mod to increase mounting pressure.
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post #10 of 23
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Okay, Thank you everyone for your help.... i'll be back in a couple hours to show temp pics n such...
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