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post #1 of 11
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ok well i just got these in the mail a few minuites ago... and it comes with sticky adhesive on the insides of it to stick to the ram chips... but im wondering, should i use the adhesive? or should i try somearctic ceramique? what do you think would work better? the adhesive on the back of the heat spreaders just looks like some cheap 3M adheasive, not the thermal adhesive stuff.... so lemme know what you guys would do!
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post #2 of 11
go for the artic silver basil
artic silver was made to cool so even if it is the same adhesive whats the downside to using a better product
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well i dont have enough AS5 to spare, but i have a tube full of arctic ceramique! so i was just asking would it work well and be work the little extra effort to put it on.... im just afraid that without the adhesive the heatspreaders wont fit because it will remove so much space...
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbasil1
well i dont have enough AS5 to spare, but i have a tube full of arctic ceramique! so i was just asking would it work well and be work the little extra effort to put it on.... im just afraid that without the adhesive the heatspreaders wont fit because it will remove so much space...
when i said artic silver i was refering to the ceramique.. if u look on the artic silver page and look under their adheasive (i think its ceramique) it is made to cool aswell Anything made by Artic is designed to add cooling
post #5 of 11
i was talking about this stuff
http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...l_adhesive.htm
not the ceramique :S

sorry for the confusion
post #6 of 11
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lol ya i know about their epoxy.... im just sitting here gettin ready to put it on and im just wondering what would work best... i geuss ill try the adhesive that it came with, then if i dont like it ill try the ceramique.
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post #7 of 11
The stock adhesive will work just fine, there is no need to use thermal grease. Your worries are valid, by removing the stock adhesive you'd need to put something else thick between the heatspreader and DRAM.

Btw did you volt mod your motherboard for higher voltages?
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post #8 of 11
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The stock adhesive will work just fine, there is no need to use thermal grease. Your worries are valid, by removing the stock adhesive you'd need to put something else thick between the heatspreader and DRAM.

Btw did you volt mod your motherboard for higher voltages?
thats what i was thinking, thanks alot!

and no i havent voltmodded because i think my board is a little different from the IC7's and im not comfy with volt modding yet.... im in the process of convincing my father to purchase me a p4p800.... but when i get some time im gonna prcatice volt modding on my old geforce 3ti 200 because there are some good Vmods out for that... thanks anyways though
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post #9 of 11
With memory using low voltages, heatspreaders do little in terms of cooling. If/when you do get the new motherboard and volt mod it, with voltages 3.2+V, make sure you have good case cooling or a fan pointed in the memory's direction since heatspreaders alone will not be enough to cool highly clocked memory.
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post #10 of 11
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ill be sure to have ample air circulation for that is my specialty! and are there volt mods for the p4p800's? i dont think ill be needing them if there are because supposidly they are good boards anyways...

and my ram is just value ram that im tryin to soup up a little...lol im not gonna run any more than 2.8v into them..
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