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I replaced the TIM on the NB out 2 weeks ago. It was between 55-75 degrees. Now its 35-55. Huge difference.
TIM is just thermal grease right?
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TIM is just thermal grease right?
Yes.
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Yes.
Is it worth removing all that stuff and replacing it w/ good stuff?

Are u guys just putting the stock cooler back on after the new grease is applied? Thx
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Is it worth removing all that stuff and replacing it w/ good stuff?

Are u guys just putting the stock cooler back on after the new grease is applied? Thx
Yes it is worth it. I have actually never used the stock cooler as I have always had an aftermarket cooler and now have the wcing system.
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post #3735 of 9641
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Originally Posted by Mastiffman View Post
Ah, that's a good thing then. Do you remember what the temps were at idle or at load with only 1 card... Before the TIM Change?
Never ran a single card setup.

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Is it worth removing all that stuff and replacing it w/ good stuff?

Are u guys just putting the stock cooler back on after the new grease is applied? Thx
Yes!
as long as you are talking about the NB/mosfet/SB cooler.
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whats your opinion on going over 1.65v?
LOL! As my father used to tell me as a teenager....

"What ever you can afford"...

In all seriousness, I did it with my 810... And it was fine. I think that the IMC is something to pay more attention to as to how much power your going to add to it. As long as your temps ae good then I would have to sasy that it's your choice.

With the 45nm architecture that these are chips are made of, I would advise stayiong away from voltages that high...

OCing is fun... but you have to remember some major things. To the best of my knowledge, adding those kind of volts will do a few things. Someone else, feel free to jump in if I explain something incorrectly....

Adding volts like that will:

-Lower the life expectency of the CPU
-Increase the chances of bunrning up the CPU and or other components
-Increase the power consumption of you home ultimately increasing the monthly electrical bill.
-Possibly degrade the CPU to point of noticably poor performace...

It's really up to you. I like OCing and will go on some suicide runs on occassion but for the most part I'd rather be able to keep the CPU for while without having to RMA it.

Some say that AMD quoted 1.55v is the "Safe" maximum for the CPU. But you have gone over that and you are still running fine... Sooooo, IDK. lol

Sory that I couldn't give you a better answer...
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Yes!
as long as you are talking about the NB/mosfet/SB cooler.
What other coolers will fit with a gfx card installed?
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how difficult is it to hit a prime stable 4.0GHz with a 965 C3 on this board?......sold my 775 rig and going amd.........got a good deal on the that cpu and 8GBs of OCZ AMD BE DDR3 ram so now all that's left is to pick my board
    
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how difficult is it to hit a prime stable 4.0GHz with a 965 C3 on this board?......sold my 775 rig and going amd.........got a good deal on the that cpu and 8GBs of OCZ AMD BE DDR3 ram so now all that's left is to pick my board
should not be too hard depending on your cooling, also it wont be the board limiting you, thats for sure!
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LOL! As my father used to tell me as a teenager....

"What ever you can afford"...

In all seriousness, I did it with my 810... And it was fine. I think that the IMC is something to pay more attention to as to how much power your going to add to it. As long as your temps ae good then I would have to sasy that it's your choice.

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Adding volts like that will:

-Lower the life expectency of the CPU
-Increase the chances of bunrning up the CPU and or other components
-Increase the power consumption of you home ultimately increasing the monthly electrical bill.
-Possibly degrade the CPU to point of noticably poor performace...

It's really up to you. I like OCing and will go on some suicide runs on occassion but for the most part I'd rather be able to keep the CPU for while without having to RMA it.

Some say that AMD quoted 1.55v is the "Safe" maximum for the CPU. But you have gone over that and you are still running fine... Sooooo, IDK. lol

Sory that I couldn't give you a better answer...
yea i gotcha. My problem is I get something stable and say "Ok I am good." That last a whole day if that. I am never satisfied. I think 1.65v will be my limit.
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