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ok, i do have some leftover arctic silver, it's closed, but it's a year old, is it ok or do i have to get new paste?
     
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what cleaning agent should i use to get rid of old crusty paste on the bottom of cooler?
     
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Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
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post #14 of 20
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alright, i got the x6 processor installed, though admittedly it was hell for me to get the heatsink back on considering my huge hands and my uh, cerebral palsy condition which makes your hand shakes a lot.

That was the hardest part, everything else went smoothly, including laying down the Arctic cooler on the x6 with a credit card and all. i'm surprised my computer booted at all.
     
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you really didnt have to spread the paste. All you have to do is put a pea sized drop in the middle and let the Cpu coolers weight to the work
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you really didnt have to spread the paste. All you have to do is put a pea sized drop in the middle and let the Cpu coolers weight to the work
oh well, it works. Temps are ok, 18C at idle on stock, 29-30c on 4 GHZ with 1.4v cpu.
     
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i would try getting that voltage lower...
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i would try getting that voltage lower...
well, anyone with more experience with the 1090t can tell me how much lower the volts can go? it's at 1.4v for CPU now, but i'll lower it if it can be stable.
     
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i would try getting that voltage lower...
Uh?
1.4v for 4 Ghz is quite good..
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Uh?
1.4v for 4 Ghz is quite good..
Seriously.. I can do that if I want to leave my window open and freeze my bum off, but at normal temps, I have to raise it up to 1.42-1.45v to get stable 4ghz on my B55. Though if that chip does 4ghz @ 1.4v stable, you might as well try going one step lower until it becomes unstable.
    
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