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post #5091 of 12343
Hello everyone! Since I am new here, guess I can ask some questions to learn what you guys know about this boards. Has anyone tried to replace the thermal paste on the Chipsets? Or better, how often would anyone recommend doing it , if it is in fact at all needed?
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Yea I have done it, I do it every time I clean out my computer, so every 3 months or so. The thermal paste that comes with it is really hard to get off thought so make sure you don't wreck the Chipset heatsinks.
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post #5093 of 12343
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Yup drop your voltage to 1.30v and see if you can boot and still have any multipliers available in your system tools.

I'll get your Validation added to the Google Spreadsheet.
Thank you. I'm systematically testing lower and lower voltages at 14x (2.8Ghz). I may also test various voltages with different cores set to different multiplier speeds simultaneously (I.E. Cores 1 & 2 @ 16x and cores 3 & 4 @ 14x etc.) For a quad, this is proving to be rather efficient, heat-wise.

I think I will make a table/chart of the lowest voltages at which various certain settings are stable! ^_^ That ought to help and impress people, if I'm not the first to do so (at least for the 955 BE). LoL.
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post #5094 of 12343
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Yea I have done it, I do it every time I clean out my computer, so every 3 months or so. The thermal paste that comes with it is really hard to get off thought so make sure you don't wreck the Chipset heatsinks.
Thank you for the tip, 3 months? Well I had the board for 3 years, that means I need to do it:-) So did you use the regular thermal paste? The one that is used on CPUs?
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Looking foward to your tests and results Slink.

kranshteun regarding TIM applications to tour chipsets. I would only warn against using any abrasive materials to clean the old goop off of the chip sets and heat sinks then use a quality non conductive TIM like AC MX-2/MX-3, OCZ Freez, IC Diamond etc etc. Stay as far away from AS5 as you can for it's conductive and you can very easily short out something on your mobo w/that TIM.
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Looking foward to your tests and results Slink.

kranshteun regarding TIM applications to tour chipsets. I would only warn against using any abrasive materials to clean the old goop off of the chip sets and heat sinks then use a quality non conductive TIM like AC MX-2/MX-3, OCZ Freez, IC Diamond etc etc. Stay as far away from AS5 as you can for it's conductive and you can very easily short out something on your mobo w/that TIM.
Thank you sir! Good to remember about the shorts as they are our enemy:-) I think I now have all the if. needed for the chip heat sink maintenance.
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Thank you for the tip, 3 months? Well I had the board for 3 years, that means I need to do it:-) So did you use the regular thermal paste? The one that is used on CPUs?
Yep, same paste as I use for CPU and GPU. You also might need a razor blade or something to get the old paste off.
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Hah yea there is a few scratches on mine, but nothing to complain about. Also a CC might snap I reckon. Took me a while to scrape it all off.
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Hah yea there is a few scratches on mine, but nothing to complain about. Also a CC might snap I reckon. Took me a while to scrape it all off.
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