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post #11 of 30
Remove the pads and use paste only.

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2. ONLY Arctic Silver thermal compound should be between the processor core and the heatsink. Remove any thermal pads or other interface material from the heatsink before applying the Arctic Silver. Thermal pads can be scraped off with a plastic tool that will not scratch the bottom then the remnants can be removed with a xylene based cleaner, (Goof Off and some carburetor cleaners) acetone, mineral spirits, or high-purity isopropyl alcohol.
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post #12 of 30
AS5 is great stuff and will drop your temps quite abit as seeing your not using any thermal compound lol
post #13 of 30
I personally think your idle temps will drop maybe 5C - 6C, but load maybe 10C-11C.

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post #14 of 30
Congrats lightsource!

Anyways, I would not even consider using anything besides true AS5 (or Ceramique if you plan on sub zero temps) AS5 dropped my idle and load temps by 6c and 12c respectively!
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post #15 of 30
as5 or the ocz silver stuff - they both have the same heat transfer rating and amount of silver in them, ive used both and got the same results
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post #16 of 30
Like said before thermal paste is not an option. The top of a processor and the bottom of a heatsink are not perfectly flat so their are basically bubbles in between so the thermal paste fills these bubble for effective heat transfer. You need to basically get any thermal paste with silver in it. I had AS5 and a off brand that cost alot less both with silver and they perform the same. Dont use the pads TP is much better. You are going to get a big temp drop sense you have nothing in their right now. Iam guessing anywhere from 5-1.
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post #17 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by bentrinh
I have nothing between my heatsink and CPU
What the....??

As long as you've been on oc.net....have you learned nothing???
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker
What the....??

As long as you've been on Overclock.net....have you learned nothing???
I was thinking the same thing!
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post #19 of 30
Yeah, you definately need some thermal material between your cpu and heatsink!
I've had the best results w/ AS5. dropped my temps 3-6 degrees. on my NF4 I was able to put AS5 and a passive heatsink and my temps stayed the same as the winey fan Asus had. Also, I put AS5 on my 6600GT's and their temps dropped by about 5 degrees.

Also, ArctiClean is great stuff especially if you have a thermal pad to scrap off... it is a 2 step cleaning solution. the first will literally eat away and disolve any thermal materal (paste or pad) and the second will purify the surface and prep it for AS5. It's great stuff and works much better than regular rubbing alcohol. I highly reccomend it.
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post #20 of 30
me not having any thermal paste on my processor.... wow... thats like being completely naked on the 50 yard line during the superbowl halftime show.
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Also, ArctiClean is great stuff especially if you have a thermal pad to scrap off... it is a 2 step cleaning solution. the first will literally eat away and disolve any thermal materal (paste or pad) and the second will purify the surface and prep it for AS5. It's great stuff and works much better than regular rubbing alcohol. I highly reccomend it.
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