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Originally Posted by roxxphatcox View Post
I wonder if this little rascal will fit the board

Attachment 149750

The LeD will light up the WCtubes like Bagdhad during Shock and awe
Your NB doesn't need a cooler like that on it, all you need to do is change the thermal paste on it.

I used AS5 and dropped NB temps from 40'C to 33'C idle.

The whole heatpipe cooler goes over the SB too so myaswell change that paste too.
    
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My heatsink arrived today. I went with the Zalman CNPS9900NT. Ive heard from reading this site that It doesnt perform as well as others but it was easy to install and looks good. When I pulled out the stock heatsink my cpu came out stuck onto it. I used rubbing alcohol to break up the thermal paste around the edges then gave it a few twists and out it came.

With the stock heatsink cpu temps would hit 55C after 5 minutes in Prime 95. I ran Prime with the new heatsink for an hour and temps stayed around 40C. To start Ill try for 3.6GHz 5 hours soon.
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you might wanna use a non conductive paste for mobo heatsink. Just in case
    
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you might wanna use a non conductive paste for mobo heatsink. Just in case
I agree, i use Artic Ceramique and love it, its really cheap and performs really well, maybe 3*C off the very best past you can get.
   
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post #825 of 1767
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My heatsink arrived today. I went with the Zalman CNPS9900NT. Ive heard from reading this site that It doesnt perform as well as others but it was easy to install and looks good. When I pulled out the stock heatsink my cpu came out stuck onto it. I used rubbing alcohol to break up the thermal paste around the edges then gave it a few twists and out it came.

With the stock heatsink cpu temps would hit 55C after 5 minutes in Prime 95. I ran Prime with the new heatsink for an hour and temps stayed around 40C. To start Ill try for 3.6GHz 5 hours soon.
Nice! C3 955/965's can normally do 3.8ghz Competely STABLE on Auto Voltages!
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post #826 of 1767
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Your NB doesn't need a cooler like that on it, all you need to do is change the thermal paste on it.

I used AS5 and dropped NB temps from 40'C to 33'C idle.

The whole heatpipe cooler goes over the SB too so myaswell change that paste too.
Funny u should mention it The mobo I RMA`d earlier in this thread,
actully dropped down about 40% with AS5. So its a good tip

However, I strictly don`t _need_ the NB cooler, but for 15$ I get
a cooler overall environment, + a festive led that will light up my UV watertubes

I wonder if there is any heatpipe assemblies for WC which are transparent...
*google*
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you might wanna use a non conductive paste for mobo heatsink. Just in case
That would take away the edge

But a healthy tip atleast
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post #828 of 1767
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My heatsink arrived today. I went with the Zalman CNPS9900NT. Ive heard from reading this site that It doesnt perform as well as others but it was easy to install and looks good. When I pulled out the stock heatsink my cpu came out stuck onto it. I used rubbing alcohol to break up the thermal paste around the edges then gave it a few twists and out it came.

With the stock heatsink cpu temps would hit 55C after 5 minutes in Prime 95. I ran Prime with the new heatsink for an hour and temps stayed around 40C. To start Ill try for 3.6GHz 5 hours soon.
you're lucky, mine did same exact as yours but 4 pins got bent in the process. Luckily I was able to bend them back and no probs so far. I say shame on amd for this cheap stock hs and the glue they call paste on it.

honestly it's my one gripe and from now on I am buying oem amd proc why waste the money on the stock hs ....
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post #829 of 1767
You should be using a combination of twisting and lifting one corner more than the others when removing the heatsink from a CPU. You can do more damage than just bending the pins by pulling the heatsink straight up.

It isn't that AMDs paste is adhesive but the cpu and heatsink have formed a vacuum and you just have to break the seal.
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well than dont i feel goofy....
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