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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid
yeah the paste that comes with most HS is not suitable for OCing--just as most stock HS and fan ararngements are not made for OCing--if you plan to OC go for the best cooling you can find--lapping your HS will net you better results than any paste, though...I tested my rig and benched it every step of the way--before and after AS5 I netted a 3C difference with no other change than applying new AS5 to an unlapped HS--after lapping I got a total of 5C improvement (this was my old rig on air using a Aerocool 4 HS) when I switched to water I did not bother to test the difference--as I had already confirmed the AS5 was doing a better job--and guess what--my Storm Extreme came with a tiny tube of AS5--so what does that tell ya?
Agreed but when doing this take caution as you dont want to make things worse.
post #12 of 19
About a 2*C difference when using the "normal" stuff. It can be a pain to clean off.
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okay, sorry to go off topic, but what is lapping? I've heard the term alot lately, and still don't know what it means...
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ye i have same question lol
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post #15 of 19
I got a 10°C drop in load and 14°C in idle; from 64°C load to 54°C and 44°C to 30°C idle.. this stuff is amazing.
And lapping is just polishing the IHS/HS base to give even better heat transfer.
post #16 of 19
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okay, sorry to go off topic, but what is lapping? I've heard the term alot lately, and still don't know what it means...

Lapping is the process of sanding the surfaces of your HS and or IHS to a super smooth and flat surface. Don't try it until you know how!
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I got a 7C/5C Difference (idle/load), and once I used ArtiClean, I got a 10C/8C Difference.
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seems like this thing is made out of silver (is it? ^^) cause thats one of the best heat-conductive materials in the world. i think im gonna go for the 12 gram tube, and with it ill throw in a Vf700Cu for my vga card
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post #19 of 19
Yes, I believe they use pure silver.
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