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I got MX-4 and Shin Etsu X23 7783D. As far as I can tell the X23 is 2-3C better than the MX-4 on a 4870 1gb I've been testing it on.
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Hmm, that thermal compound is nuts, the indigo xtreme.

Question, I've been seeing this term a lot lately, what is "Folding"?
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Indigo Extreme is much different to apply than your average paste. Also I hear it might be a tough task to remove if you intend to remount or replace the processor. Comes in limited quantities too so you only get like 2 chances before having to buy some more.

Folding: http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...need-know.html
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Oh ok that's what folding is. I was so confused by it haha, but it seems like a very good cause hmm. Maybe I'll toy around with it.
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Think ive done it! Feel well chuffed the MX3 enabled me

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What was your temps at 4Ghz with the MX3
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What was your temps at 4Ghz with the MX3
Hi,

On Everest, they fluctuated between, CPU 55-57 and CORES 60-62. Im going to try one notch down on Vcore but not too hopeful, had to drop NB down to 2480 to get it stable for an hour anything else it just crashes
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What was your temps at 4Ghz with the MX3
Hi,

On Everest, they fluctuated between, CPU 55-57 and CORES 60-62. Im going to try one notch down on Vcore but not too hopeful, had to drop NB down to 2480 to get it stable for an hour anything else it just crashes

Pics are idle vcore that are set in bios, havent set 1.5
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post #29 of 52
One notch down will not work on Vcore, just ordered MX-4 will try again with that when it arrives......
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post #30 of 52
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My question is this. Most people say that after 55c you begin to lose performance, yet the max temp you should really go on the 955BE C3's is 72c? I think till it cooks? Anyway, I mainly play games, so if I overclock to 4.0Ghz with a 2800mhz NB and prime95 runs it at around 60-62c (without MX-4 paste) would that really be so bad? I'm only saying because I'm not so sure while I'm playing games if it even uses 100% of the cpu.
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