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post #1 of 21
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Is it worth the hassle to peel off the reference cooler, clean off the TIM, apply some MX2 and throw it back on? Would the temps be a good 5-10C lower?


And/or would lapping the base of the stock cooler be worth it?
Time isnt of concern either
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post #2 of 21
Temps would be a good 3-6c lower, not much more. With that in mind, this can be the difference of 74c as opposed to 80c. However, it's not worth voiding the warranty over.
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yeah...it depends...for my northbridge on the msi 790fxgd70 board...it was idling at 60c and with the new tim (as5)...its currently at 45c idling...for the cpu and gpu...i only see 3c to 4c. its not much...but i guess it helps. =)
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what about lapping the heatsink?
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post #5 of 21
Quote:
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what about lapping the heatsink?
First read your manufacture's warranty and what will void it.
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First read your manufacture's warranty and what will void it.
bought it used, didnt come with a box. so no warranty anyways. and guys. this OCN. all about voiding warranties

I have it Overvolted/overclocked anyways so warranties already gone
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bought it used, didnt come with a box. so no warranty anyways. and guys. this OCN. all about voiding warranties

I have it Overvolted/overclocked anyways so warranties already gone
so why not change the TIM?
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post #8 of 21
then i say lap the damn thing!! haha after lapping and changing tim, i would expect about a 3-5c drop =)
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I just took off my h50 that had the stock tim they had on there and applied some thermalright chill factor. All I can say is it is horrible. My temps easily went up 10 degrees. I have to find some arctic silver or something else soon.
    
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Quote:
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I just took off my h50 that had the stock tim they had on there and applied some thermalright chill factor. All I can say is it is horrible. My temps easily went up 10 degrees. I have to find some arctic silver or something else soon.
The stock TIM that comes with the h50 is very good and expensive. You should have did some research before doing that.
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