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I am in the process of mounting my waterblock, i mounted it around 3PM today and just got off work so im working on it agian, I just figured out that my rad wont mount because of clearance with the AM3 block... So i was trying to add spacers and my block kinda slid off... I'm using shin-etsu and i wanna know if i need to completly take it off and remount it... Don't have any so ill have to order if that is the case...
post #2 of 11
I'm sure it is fine to simply run your computer with the block how it is. I wouldn't do any overclocking or heavy load stuff until you reapply though. A functioning water cooling system and the messed up TIM should be more than enough to keep your temps under control for normal usage.
    
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I looked at the TIM when It came apart and it seemed the same consistancy as when I put it on there. I am doing this to better overclock my computer, I might just dry fit everything until I can get some more TIM... This rasa kit is just not wanting to go togeather...
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Is there any benefit to having my 2 200mm fans on top of the radiator? because this is what is giving me the most grief..
post #5 of 11
If you want the best temps I'm sure reapplying is your best bet. You don't want any air pockets in the TIM. But it will certainly work fine for the time being.

As I understand it you should reapply the TIM every time you remove the heatsink.
    
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Is this enough TIM?



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Its all I could muster out of the Shin...
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I know with arctic silver that would be too mutch. Grain of rice us all you need.
 
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Looks like more than enough to me. Nice macro shot btw.
 
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post #9 of 11
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Looks like more than enough to me. Nice macro shot btw.
Do what I can LOL, have to pull out the extension tubes next time!!
post #10 of 11
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Alrite then... got everything installed. How do people usually leak test? Figured this would come with instructions... never done this before... Should I be removing my PSU from the case and just using the jumper and 4pin molex? papertowels around everything and keep an eye on it? Also people say test it for 24 hrs, But I have a full time job lol, what if it leaks while I'm away, can I do like 3 sessions of 8 hr testing or is that not the same?
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