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Old 08-05-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default HSF upgrade.

hows this look?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103055

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154006

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154007


um sure this has been said before...

but whats the best way to apply Tx 3 to a quad core?

is it safe to do the 'pea' sized drop, and then push the HSF down onto the CPU and then bring it back up to make sure it covered the whole CPU chip, then put it back down again and secure it in place?
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I put two uncooked rice pellet sized drops on my CPU, then take a plastic card, like a credit card, and smooth it over the whole cpu evenly. Not too much, just enough to cover with a light coating.

I would recommend the Arctic Silver 5 compound though, but that's my opinion
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Default Re: HSF upgrade.

That looks good to me. The Cooler Master V8 is a good cooler.

Just follow the directions for applying thermal paste listed here and you'll be fine: Thermal Compound Instructions
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I put two uncooked rice pellet sized drops on my CPU, then take a plastic card, like a credit card, and smooth it over the whole cpu evenly. Not too much, just enough to cover with a light coating.

I would recommend the Arctic Silver 5 compound though, but that's my opinion

Thanks for the ideas Jiki and AR


and TX 3 isnt conductive and its thermal conductivness is highter then AS5
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Thanks for the ideas Jiki and AR


and TX 3 isnt conductive and its thermal conductivness is highter then AS5
NP!

Yeah its just a personal preference of mine thats all. To each their own! Good luck man! Let us know how it comes out!
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Default Re: HSF upgrade.

AS5 also requires a 200 hour curing time. You don't really need the remover and the V8 isn't that great of a heatsink. It lacks behind a TRUE and just beats a Zalman 9700.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835702007

If you're going to spend so much, why not just get a TRUE?
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the TRUE is ugly IMO, and i dont have any more then 60 bucks for a cooler, and the V8 is also one of the top 10 coolers
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I always like the looks of this lol

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835101024


Grab a Core Contact Freezer


It is cheap, comes with tx-2 and a fan controller

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835207004

Performs better then the Xigmatek and only a few degrees off from a TRUE
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the TRUE is ugly IMO, and i dont have any more then 60 bucks for a cooler, and the V8 is also one of the top 10 coolers
So you're going more for looks than performance? Why not get a Dark Knight? You get both.
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Default Re: HSF upgrade.

FYI, the Cooler Master V8 ranks among the top 5 in performance here: Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks
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