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post #1 of 18
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Im getting about 42C. Thats my temp with a BigTyphoon and a 114CFM fan, room temps are about 22-25C, Im guessing that is gonna do down a little bit when the AC5 cures. Any suggestions? Also do you maybe think I have too much thermal compound on it? Also I am going to lap the HS. Has anyone done this with a BT?
    
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post #2 of 18
Thats far to high for an idle temps i would have thought low 30,s .Reseast the heatsink .How much as5 did you use. too much can have the adverse effect
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Im sorry thats my load temp. Forgot to specify. I didn't really use too much, I put a little bit on, then spread it around, and smoothed it out using a piece of plastic (credit card)
    
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post #4 of 18
i dont think anyone has lapped the HS on the big typhoon, but it sounds like a good idea to me(aslong as u can make sure it is 100% flat, and or dont sand one side down toomuch so it is not level...) and also try lapping your cpu. How much as5 did u apply, u only should put a small bb size drop on the cpu and let the wieght of the hsf spead it out...
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post #5 of 18
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I tried that method with my Venus 12 and it didn't work all to well, really high temps, and I wanted to OC so I got the BT. I got a lapping kit from easypckits.com and was wondering if anyone tried it. The kit comes with the paper and everything and a piece of glass to lap it on. really nice stuff.
    
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post #6 of 18
if you feel confident enough to try and lap the very tall and top heavy Big typhoon.... go for it, and definatley lap the cpu too, take some before/after pics for us and make sure u write down your before/after load temps for comparison.... go for it!! good luck
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post #7 of 18
i wouldn't bother, you could make it worse.
And dont expect anything outstanding from the AS5 curing, at the most you will get 1c drop...usually nothing.
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post #8 of 18
I actually lapped my Big Typhoon with the a kit from easypckits.com. It took a while because of it's size, it was hard to lap. It didn't give me much difference really, not enough where I noticed a lot.
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i wouldn't bother, you could make it worse.
And dont expect anything outstanding from the AS5 curing, at the most you will get 1c drop...usually nothing.
Don't be so sure about that. I got a 4-5c drop over the last two days from my AS5 curing. I'm going to re-apply it though, cause I'm pretty sure I put too much on to begin with.
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post #10 of 18
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Alright well Im gonna lap it tomorrow night. Even if its 2*C I just want to squeeze everything from it. I noticed a 5*C drop after I added a silverstone FM121 fan to the BT. so now my temps have dropped about 10*c from my venus.
    
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