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WOAH! You guys never told me replacing the nb and sb TIM was THAT tedious. I expected it to be bad, but holy crap! Thats was horrible. I thought I was gonna rip the die off the nb digging into it like I was. Still never got all the gunk off for sure, but I replaced it with some TX-3 I just got, and my idel temp is down from 57C to 47C, so something helped. I hate transferring guts from one case to another, but it'll be worth it in the end.
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WOAH! You guys never told me replacing the nb and sb TIM was THAT tedious. I expected it to be bad, but holy crap! Thats was horrible. I thought I was gonna rip the die off the nb digging into it like I was. Still never got all the gunk off for sure, but I replaced it with some TX-3 I just got, and my idel temp is down from 57C to 47C, so something helped. I hate transferring guts from one case to another, but it'll be worth it in the end.
What are you talking about????

It took me all of 5 mins. to take off, clean, reapply TIM, and put back on!

J/K!! It is a big pain getting the pink goo off isn't it? But, worth it in the end.

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What are you talking about????

It took me all of 5 mins. to take off, clean, reapply TIM, and put back on!

J/K!! It is a big pain getting the pink goo off isn't it? But, worth it in the end.

Marc
5 mins. marc,you were hanging that job out were'nt you,LOL!!!
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ok most of yesterday and last night i was happily running at 2800mhz NB@ 1.37v, just rebooted pc and now it won't even post at 2800mhz even with 1.4v what the hell?? so had to drop back to 2600mhz.
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you have suffered from the cold boot issue when the nb is clocked over 2600mhz, if you got back a few pages you should come across quite a few posts relating to this issue and the coarse of it, sorry that i havnt gone into much detail but got a migrane on its way and need some zzzz's, but im sure there will be someone that will help more shortly.
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you have suffered from the cold boot issue when the nb is clocked over 2600mhz, if you got back a few pages you should come across quite a few posts relating to this issue and the coarse of it, sorry that i havnt gone into much detail but got a migrane on its way and need some zzzz's, but im sure there will be someone that will help more shortly.
thanks, hope ya head feels ok, go sleep . but as i haven't really tryed overclocking NB due to this boards stupid heat problems. its setting at 56c now thats at 2600mhz.
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ok ive done another 3dmark 06 run to try and find out if a fsb oc is better in performance than a multiplier oc, this time i set the nb, ht, and the ram lower than in the multiplier run to insure that they did not play apart,
as you can see from the below screenshots the fsb oc does yield better performance over the multiplier oc even with everything else @ lower settings, even though its not a huge increase its still nevertheless an increase.



I've gotten the same results. HT ref. OC does result in better performance, but nothing significant.

Edit: I'm gonna download & install 3DMark06 today to test a 200x20 OC and a 345x11.5 OC. Will post results either tomorrow or Monday.
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WOAH! You guys never told me replacing the nb and sb TIM was THAT tedious. I expected it to be bad, but holy crap! Thats was horrible. I thought I was gonna rip the die off the nb digging into it like I was. Still never got all the gunk off for sure, but I replaced it with some TX-3 I just got, and my idel temp is down from 57C to 47C, so something helped. I hate transferring guts from one case to another, but it'll be worth it in the end.
I just replaced mine last night and I decided to replace the TIM on my CPU and GPU as well. It took me 2 hours since I have a Scythe Mugen 2 and it's the tower kind of HSF where you have to remove the backplate and then unscrew before you can even move the HSF out of the way. Installing it back was a pain.

I was surprised my Articlean couldn't get rid of any of the pink gunk and instead it made the white squares on the outside expand due to absorbing liquid.
    
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WHAT????? That is out of the blue... That's to bad brother! Take care and keep I touch!

What was the verdict of the C3 955?
Yea I will keep in touch, def. The testing that I did on the 955 did not result in me being happy. I maxed out around 4.18ghz stable. It was about the same as my 965.

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I can not believe that I am going to get an intel chip but from what I have seen, AMDs mobile chips are not even comparable to the AMDs desktop chips.
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Hey guys, when Im done with my rebuild, I want to get 8GB of RAM and keep my 1600 spec. What RAM would you suggest? What if I got higher spec ddr3, and underclocked it at 1600. Like some 1800 CAS 8, so maybe I can get CAS 7 or better at 1600. IDK, throw me some suggestions.

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I was surprised my Articlean couldn't get rid of any of the pink gunk and instead it made the white squares on the outside expand due to absorbing liquid.
I ended up completely removing those white pad dealies. I think I might look into custom cooling...
Edited by SwishaMane - 2/13/10 at 10:37pm
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