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Old April 7, 2009, 03:53 PM
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When I do thermal work like this , I use commercial silicone based thermal compound.I only use Arctic silver on my new cpu's when I dont wanna lap stuff , and need the gap filler.


I've fabricated the "Enhanced thermal standoffs" .

They start out as a 1/2" long , double flared piece of 1/4" copper tube. :


They then get hammered reasonably flat , then sanded :


These spacers take the place of the motherboard's standoffs.....they actually get installed with thermal compound .....

Of course I don't have the right bolts (ffs) , but I am working on getting the mobo at least temporarily mounted.......


I've got the northbridge heatsink redesigned....I'll be fabbing it tomorrow....I'm pretty sure I've got the southbridge and video taken care of as well.

Intel 3930k /rIVe/32 Gb vengeance LP/Nvidia TITAN/760/760/Intel 520's/WD raptors/etc...
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