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so today i got my new quad Q9650....i have never had a quad core before....so can i get a refresher course on how to apply my new shiny tube of AS5??

im using my Tuniq tower if that makes any difference.....

thanks fellers!!!
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Pea-sized dot dead center of the chip and give the HSF a little twist (for flat surface/base).
If using HDT then you want to fill in the gaps between the heatpipes and apply vertical lines as in this guide
Edited by candy_van - 3/30/11 at 12:55pm
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o.o why on earth are people still buying AS5? I understand old stockpiles of the stuff need to get used but why buy an overpriced and under preforming outdated and potentially dangerous product? ._.
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DO NOT USE A PEA SIZED DOT. I swear some of you people don't know how big a pea is...
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post
o.o why on earth are people still buying AS5? I understand old stockpiles of the stuff need to get used but why buy an overpriced and under preforming outdated and potentially dangerous product? ._.
Absolutely uncalled for. He was asking for advice, not to be ripped for using AS5...some people!

Rice size drop in the middle, let the pressure of the HSF spread it for you.
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o.o why on earth are people still buying AS5? I understand old stockpiles of the stuff need to get used but why buy an overpriced and under preforming outdated and potentially dangerous product? ._.
It's still fine.
There are better TIMs out there, but with the exception of mayb of Indigo Xtreme you're loking at ~1-2c difference at the max.
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o.o why on earth are people still buying AS5? I understand old stockpiles of the stuff need to get used but why buy an overpriced and under preforming outdated and potentially dangerous product? ._.
People still buy it for the same reason someone prefers Antec over Coolermaster.
Because it has been good to them and they know what it can do.

AS5 IS old and expensive, but its still decent stuff. If someone wants to spend a few $ more to get a brand they trust I see nothing wrong with that.
EVGA and ASUS both charge a premium for their name and people buy it, AS is no different.
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post #8 of 20
AS5 is within 1 or 2 cel of anything else on the market

Here is how you properly apply as5 direct from the maufacturer:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_ap...n_method.html#


More specifiacally HORIZONTAL LINE for core 2 quadf
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=h..._line_v1.1.pdf
post #9 of 20
Personally, I've always put a paper thin layer over the entire CPU and I've NEVER had issues and always good temps.
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mmm... Real progressive form we have here about the pursuit of performance and technological do-dads where we pay a premium for companies exploiting their old reputation instead of keeping up with competition. Yes why don't we just keep on defending that and convince more prospective system builders to make poor choices. God forbid someone save money buying a product that is better in every conceivable way, even if its only slightly better in some of those ways.
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