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Well I personally preferred to stick it, and it was a real hassle to get it off. On the other hand, after getting it off and on my new mobo I had the pleasure (read: pain in the ass) of trying to install it without the stickiness. I had installed my mobo first and installed the cooler with the motherboard in because my HAF-X has a CPU-cutout in the back. I tried and failed several times before getting someone to hold the bracket in place while I screwed it in. But I had to install it with the case on its side, otherwise gravity was too much.
    
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Well I personally preferred to stick it, and it was a real hassle to get it off. On the other hand, after getting it off and on my new mobo I had the pleasure (read: pain in the ass) of trying to install it without the stickiness. I had installed my mobo first and installed the cooler with the motherboard in because my HAF-X has a CPU-cutout in the back. I tried and failed several times before getting someone to hold the bracket in place while I screwed it in. But I had to install it with the case on its side, otherwise gravity was too much.

sooo would you reccommend sticking it or not sticking it? i mean this thing isn't so expensive that i can't buy a new one for my next rig or any upgrades.
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It depends really. I mean if you have a partner or can manage it without too much trouble it will be easier on you to not stick it should you choose to upgrade to a different cooler. On the other hand, if you're having a hard time you can just stick it and be super careful if/when you choose to upgrade your cooler or motherboard.
    
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Oh how I love this heatsink and temperatures. I'm testing 3.6GHz at 1.35v right now. Running small fft's with prime95, my load temperatures are currently 26°C!!!!!!!! Then again, my room is somewhat cool, but still! 26°C at 1.35v!

EDIT: 3.8GHz at 1.45v is stable after one hour. Maximum load temperature, 36°C. cool.gif

Idle temps for my 3.8GHz@1.45v, 24°C. 3.8GHz seems to be running well. I will have to try a longer stress test to confirm stability, but so far so good.
Edited by Floy - 2/20/11 at 4:43am
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Woot! Seems like my 3.8GHz overclock is stable! I have still yet to run a longer stress test, but I passed one hour of Prime95 (small fft's) without any problems.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1667147

I love my temperatures! The following picture is a screenshot of my idle temperatures. Load temperatures are at 36°C maximum.
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Honestly load temperatures don't mean much. (at least from what I heard). Have you tried running Prime95, Orthos or CPU stressing to see if its any stable. That's a good overclock at 3.8Ghz! I mean 1GHZ jump!

Great job! applaud.gif
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Woot! Seems like my 3.8GHz overclock is stable! I have still yet to run a longer stress test, but I passed one hour of Prime95 (small fft's) without any problems.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1667147

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Yep, Prime95. I will have to run a longer stress test, but this was stable for one hour at least.
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That's still a very good sign though. I honestly think that anything 8+ hours is consider stable. Sometimes 12+ hours, but most people here go by 24 hours. Honestly, I don't even use my computer no where close to that time frame.
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Yep, Prime95. I will have to run a longer stress test, but this was stable for one hour at least.
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I fold on mine to stress it. Temps are at 40c. Not a bad.
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post #410 of 553
Today marks the retirement of my Xigmatek Dark Knight from use in Hexagonal
Served me awesomely for 1.5 years
But now, time to reach some new heights wink.gif

LONG LIVE XIGMATEK!

The DK may be used again, once my HTPC gets upgraded
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