Originally Posted by d-block
I thought that the tim that came with my d14 was awesome, much better than as5. Maybe we got different tim. For an i7 to get to 4.2 is right around the max i can go with mine, but i'm not to familiar with the amd 965 temps.
hm...did you do the dot method where you put 4-5mm in the center? I tried that method the temps was ok but not great...i put the arctic 5 back on and the temp was the same...but the arctic 5 still needs burn in and will reduce 2 or 3 C.
The tim that came with the d14 says it doesn't require curing? So i thought arctic 5 would be better after the burn in...
The way i put arctic 5 silver is i put a dot in the middle, then i cut a small piece of plastic and spread without force so its even all over and it gives me great temps, with the d14 paste i did it like the manual and the temp was 1 or 2C below arctic 5. Weird maybe the mounting was off with the D14 tims...