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Old 04-24-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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After reading in another thread "New Gaming Rig" about the temperatures he was getting from a stock cooler I can't help but question my own. I have the coolermaster v8 and I get around 33-37c on Idle and on load in the 40s usually.

I used As5, did the line application and made sure to screw in the cooler in a diagonal-fashion.

So is this a normal idle temp? Is it high given the case, etc? What are other people getting with this similar setup? In hindsight, I would have used a better thermal paste as I now have learned of others, but honestly I'm not sure it's worth the hassle of taking out the motherboard, which is annoying as there is not a tray and the cooler has a backplate on it.
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AS5 is a horrible thermal compound and you might of put on to much
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AS5 is a horrible thermal compound and you might of put on to much
AS5 is a horrible thermal compound...? I have no idea where you get your information but it's wrong, it's not the best, but that fact definitely doesn't make it horrible...

and no, there are no problems at all with those temps...
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Idle temps don't really matter as much as load temps do. You are well within safe temps for your chip.
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My load temps are in the the 40s for the most part. It topped at 50c once.
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Don't Core i7's run really hot? Those temps seem fine to me.
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AS5 is a horrible thermal compound and you might of put on to much
yea agree with him, at first mine was running 50-55idle cuz it appeared i put alil too much, so I jus cleaned and reapplied again but; not as much as before and it def. dropped it by around 20ish
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yea agree with him, at first mine was running 50-55idle cuz it appeared i put alil too much, so I jus cleaned and reapplied again but; not as much as before and it def. dropped it by around 20ish
20ish doesn't sound too horrible to me...

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20ish doesn't sound too horrible to me...

It dropped 20 degrees.
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AS5 is a horrible thermal compound and you might of put on to much
AS5 is a perfectly good thermal compound. It works just as well as anything else.

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Idle temps don't really matter as much as load temps do. You are well within safe temps for your chip.
This.

Idle temps mean nothing, unless they're in the 50s/60s.

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It dropped 20 degrees.
my point was that AS5 is not a horrible thermal compound as was stated earlier in the thread, once applied correctly it is almost as good as anything out there...
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Never heard of AS5; When I first started building I went out and tested the waters on quite a few thermal compounds; I've yet to see anything outdo OCZ Freeze.
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Never heard of AS5; When I first started building I went out and tested the waters on quite a few thermal compounds; I've yet to see anything outdo OCZ Freeze.
this is pretty shocking, though it is not the best (close to it) it is probably the most renowned thermal compound on the market...
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this is pretty shocking, though it is not the best (close to it) it is probably the most renowned thermal compound on the market...
And therefore, I thought it was the best. Oh well, it's still pretty darned good though.
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this is pretty shocking, though it is not the best (close to it) it is probably the most renowned thermal compound on the market...
Mostly just on CF. Everyone just parroted that is was the best and nothing else could compare.
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Mostly just on CF. Everyone just parroted that is was the best and nothing else could compare.
not just CF, 99% of the people that use something else still know what AS5 is, you would be hard pressed to go to any computer forum and find a non n00b who didn't know what AS5 was...
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I meant everyone on CF used to think that it was the best and there was no other alternative. I didn't mean that nobody else knows about it.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Just about all thermal compounds stay within a couple of degrees of the others. Sometimes it's just about what is cheaper. I only get a 3C difference using MX-2 and some Dynex paste I got at Best Buy.
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just got some Shin-Etsu X23-7783D in the mail today, will replace the AS5 in my system when I get off work in the morning, this stuff is supposed to be very good...
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