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My Corsair H50 with two 2000RPM fans for push/pull will be arriving tomorrow. And I was wondering if I would have to clean off the thermal paste that's on my CPU already?

And should I remove the Shin Etsu preapplied paste that's already on the H50 and use the Arctic Silver 5 I ordered as well? Or should I just keep on the paste that's already there and change it far into the future?

And also, with the push/pull setup would I be able to get a 4Ghz OC on my C3 Phenom 955 BE? I've looked it up and people seem to be having trouble getting to 4Ghz with my model processor. But I don't know if they had an above decent cooler.

Thanks for your help.
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I would keep the stock paste on it.. and see if you have any issues with heat.. but from what I have heard the stock shin-etsu that comes on the H50 works just fine if not better then AS5.
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Shin-etsu something. Really good paste. Keep it.

Although, changing it for MX-4 dropped my temps for about 2 celcius..They use quite alot when they pre-apply TIM.
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It's measurably superior to AS5. Both lower temps and no cure time.
    
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As the others have said, keep the stock paste. Shin-Etsu is loads better than AS5.

You shouldn't have ordered AS5, most people use TIMs like X23, IC7, etc. It's not bad paste by any means, I still use it until my tube runs out, but newer pastes have better thermal conductivity and no curing time.
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im curious of this too cuz my H70 should be arriving anyday as well and i was gonna pick up some diamond compound.

what r ur guys' thoughts on the DC?

better than the stock on the 70?
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Ok, for now I will keep the preapplied Shin Etsu. And maybe I shouldn't have ordered the AS5. I ordered it because it had the most 5 egg reviews. If you were to recommend a paste to me under 15 or 20 dollars what would it be? AND do I remove the paste that's already on my CPU before I install the H50.
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Ok, for now I will keep the preapplied Shin Etsu. And maybe I shouldn't have ordered the AS5. I ordered it because it had the most 5 egg reviews. If you were to recommend a paste to me under 15 or 20 dollars what would it be? AND do I remove the paste that's already on my CPU before I install the H50.
Definitely. You have to remove old paste from cpu before using new. Use a little rubbing alcohol too to get it off good.
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Thanks for your advice peoples of Overclock.net. I successfully installed my H50 with a few hiccups. I got the push/pull on as well and in the BIOS they aren't running at 2000RPM, more like 1500-1750. Also I cant get my side panel on because the fan on the H50 is in the way. I even installed one of the push/pull fans on the outside for more room but there isnt. Anyways I kept on the Shin Etsu. And now running my CPU at 4Ghz with only 53c Load. With the safetemp for my CPU being 62c. I'm sure I can try for 4.1Ghz, yes?
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Thanks for your advice peoples of Overclock.net. I successfully installed my H50 with a few hiccups. I got the push/pull on as well and in the BIOS they aren't running at 2000RPM, more like 1500-1750. Also I cant get my side panel on because the fan on the H50 is in the way. I even installed one of the push/pull fans on the outside for more room but there isnt. Anyways I kept on the Shin Etsu. And now running my CPU at 4Ghz with only 53c Load. With the safetemp for my CPU being 62c. I'm sure I can try for 4.1Ghz, yes?
Sure, you can and should try for it. Most of the 955's I've OC'd have hit near or at 4GHz stable on high end air coolers (probably similar performance to H70), but you hit a wall nearing in on 4100mhz (Usually 4050mhz is the breaking point) where drastic voltage increases are needed to make small jumps in speed.

As a side note, arctic silver is a popular thermal compound that has been around for a while. Hence the large fanbase, popularity and good reviews. There are better options, and I think it's great of corsair to use (arguably) the best TIM on the market for their units.
    
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