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I'm so sick and tired of that %@$% Corsair H50, I'm tempted to sell it. The H50 looks so good in theory but I'm not really sure if it beats a good "air" that much.
Hello... I know how you feel. I got it thinking (ha!) that it would at least be a bit better than air cooling. When I installed it I actually got a couple degrees temperature more than with the previous air cooler I had. I went through at least 4 or 5 re-installs with different TIM's and such but no luck. I was frustrated.

Then I saw a Thermaltake FRIO on the shelf of my local CompUSA and I looked at some reviews at home. I then decided to take the plunge and get it. I can truly recommend it. There may be only 1 or 2 more air coolers right now that are better but they are also pricier.

If not, go all out water cooling which is what I am doing now as a holiday gift...
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I'm so sick and tired of that %@$% Corsair H50, I'm tempted to sell it. The H50 looks so good in theory but I'm not really sure if it beats a good "air" that much.
a lot of people like the H-50 i have never used one
Thermaltake FRIO is getting good marks, its one i am considering see post above

i like AS5 it is easy to use and it gets good marks
use just enough tim to cover the hole surface of the cpu
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3) In applying thermal paste, I think from now on I am going to opt for "less is more" in that I will apply a very, very small dab and then rub it around with a rubber gloved finger just to create a film. Is that better?

4) Bonus Question: Do you think I should forget the Corsair H50 and go with straight air? I have a Tuniq Tower in my #2 computer - easy mount and quiet. Any other suggestions? I AM desperate.
(Need to OC my 3.2 GHz 6-core to 4.0 GHz)

Disclaimer: Now do you see why I adopted the Daffy Duck avatar. It is very much me. One reason for optimism, though. You guys always answer my idiotic questions and have yet to laugh at me. For that the Duck is grateful.
less is more is very true.I recommend using a non-conductive thermal paste because it is so easy to use too much.

* is the size you want of thermal paste. Slightly smaller the the size of the * on your keyboard.
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Understand.:

I might actually be lazier than that
    
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Happy New Year all! Be online tomorrow probably.

The H50 is not the best all in one kit and most newer air coolers beat it by quite a bit. There are however many new all in one water cooling kits which dance around the H50, such as CoolIts new dual Rad + even thinner/smaller pump!

The best TIM is currently MassCool G71 Shin Etsu paste, you can see every TIM tested side by side through the 80-way link in my sig. Its not only rated the best, it has no cure time, and its non-conductive.

A trick I have started doing for new TIM applications I have been doing lately after applying the small amount, which is always too much, I then proceed with mounting my heatsink completely, but then take it straight off one time. I then clean all TIM off heatsink and set it back down. Due to probability and physics you are essentially removing half of the TIM. If the CPU had 100% coverage and had a thin enough layer to look dry/see metal, I usually found max temp drop 2~3c depending on how much excess there was (not normally a lot though.)

For cpu pin cleaning I always recommend a extremely soft bristle tooth brush and just 90% isopropyl alcohol. Just brush delicately but be generous with the alcohol, finish with the air dry.

@Kcuestag: Good luck with Sandy but its really trickier to OC. I also don't trust those early prices.

@Luk: get some runs you want on the benchmark list for the 6970s

I am quite sure the 9800 GT can be used for Physx but please describe me the problem.

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I am quite sure the 9800 GT can be used for Physx but please describe me the problem.
I have a 5850 in slot 1 and the second 5850 in slot 3.

The 9800GT is in slot 5, And as I understand it slot 5 is connected to the Hydra chip and needs the Hydra drivers installed for the 9800GT to be seen by Windows.

However, I can't get the Hydra driver to install as it say's 'No Lucid hardware detected' when I try to install the drivers. This happens even with the latest drivers from the Lucid website.
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Install the 5850s in slot 1 and 2 temporarily. Follow my Lucid install guide under Alpha steps.

If you have Lucid issues, please refer to Post 2, there is a link in my sig as well.

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At the risk of sounding really unhelpful, 2 5850's and a PhysX card work out of the box on the Formula

Hydra seems to be more of a pain than a help
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It really can be, but that's why I took my time to write that guide. Lucid requires technical skills.

But there is something intrinsically cool about it when you know you can render video with an ATi + Nvidia card. That to me is kind of a big deal which makes me persevere through the teething.

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