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Old March 25, 2009, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kev.nam View Post
With Arctic Silver:

With IC7:

Compound: AS5
Idle Temp: 36
Load Temp: 50

Idle Temp: 33
Load Temp: 49

It's also worth mentioning that with the AS5, the temperature was a steady 50*C. However with the IC7, the temperature kept fluctuating between 47-50*C, but mostly kept at about 48-49. The Idle temperatures on the other hand, dropped much more, which is odd
Hmm...I had much better results vs AS5 using a Vendetta 2. I wetted the spaces in between the heatpipes with some past first and then applied the compound as usual. I found the direct touch heatpipe coolers needed just a fraction more compound to fill all the voids compared to flat surface coolers.

If you are ever so inclined, you might consider a remount because I've used the vendetta2 many times..mounted and re-mounted it and once i figured out how to apply the compound to it correctly, I get consistently better results in contrast to other pastes.

Just my 2 cents...every scenario is unique.

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