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Old October 4, 2008, 05:25 PM
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Okay, so the OCZ Vendetta II I have in my posession is going to be set atop my E8400 in the new computer i'm building; however I have a question: After I apply thermal paste, If I remove the heatsink right away to check the paste spread (to ensure it spreads out over the entire cpu), do i have to reapply before I set it back down again? Or can I just put it back on top of the cpu?
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Old October 4, 2008, 05:27 PM
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just put it back on.
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Old October 4, 2008, 07:44 PM
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No, you don't need to reapply new TIM.
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Old October 4, 2008, 08:54 PM
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thanks guys.

and hopefully the damn push pins won't give me trouble...
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Old October 9, 2008, 08:41 AM
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lol....if you did that and needed to check it for contact, you would end up in a endless loop...

On a side note, I enjoyed this article.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5
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Okay, so the OCZ Vendetta II I have in my posession is going to be set atop my E8400 in the new computer i'm building; however I have a question: After I apply thermal paste, If I remove the heatsink right away to check the paste spread (to ensure it spreads out over the entire cpu), do i have to reapply before I set it back down again? Or can I just put it back on top of the cpu?
I find the easiest way to apply all compunds is to use a strait razor blade across the top of the heat spreader.that way you get a nice even layer,Then put the Heat sink of choice on and clamp it down.It has alway"s worked out really well with me.And there is no need to check...Good Luck . :)
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Old October 11, 2008, 05:16 AM
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I F***ing hate push pins! It's bad enough that the OCZ Vendetta II makes it akward to access the push pins, but try as I might, every time i got one push pin locked into place, another one pops out and needs to be re-fastened! And then, after finally getting them all locked down, I realized that not all the push pins are pushed down 100%! there doesn't seem to be any slack, but the heatsink doesn't seem firmly pressed against the cpu!

This is firmly accentuated by the fact the cpu idles at 50C in the BIOS. Plus, after installing Vista, i found out (through HW monitor) that core 0 is generally 6 to 10C hotter than core 1.

any idea how i can get the push pins properly wedged down and locked in to place, making good contact with the cpu?

Or is the bolt thru kit the easiest, and best, option for me?
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Old October 11, 2008, 05:34 AM
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The bolt thru kit would be your best option.
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Old October 11, 2008, 06:24 AM
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Will any LGA775 bolt thru kit do, or do i specifically need one tailored to the Vendetta II?
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Old October 11, 2008, 07:18 AM
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I believe any LGA775 will do, but i heard to screw it in takes a awkward position and a small screwdriver
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