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Old January 13, 2009, 08:11 PM
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Very very small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cloth to get it off of both. Be very careful doing this if the processor is seated on the MB still. And the cloth you use has to be a type that doesn't leave little fluffs (i.e. ones to clean sunglasses/regular glasses).

That should do the trick, and I personally love the OCZ Freeze, but everyones got different tastes. Its nice because it doesn't have a curing time, and performed 1 degree better than the last version from OCZ.

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Thanks for the help so far guys!
I have a few more questions.

Is there any of the isopropyl alcohol in small amounts for sale on sites like ncix or tigerdirect?
Go to your corner drug store, or a Shoppers. Both should have it, depending on the area your in it may be on the counter, or behind it. I've never had to ask for it, as I've always seen it just siting out, but apparently in areas with high drug issues it can be hard to get the stuff, even when you ask for it.

If its behind the counter, and they ask why you need it, tell them the truth! Just explain that it makes for a great electronics cleaner, and you need some as your reseating a processor. It will just sound like jargon to them, but hopefully they understand your not going to be using it to make drugs.
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I'd stick with Air Cooling unless your going to start pushing high Numbers.

Coolit has some neat all in one kits that don't require much thought to install them if you so change your mind down the road.
But building your own kit has its own advantages too.

Everything depends on the application and what you intend to do.

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Thanks for the help so far guys!
I have a few more questions.

Is there any of the isopropyl alcohol in small amounts for sale on sites like ncix or tigerdirect?

nvm with question above. Found some arctic silver - arctic clean on direct can.

Would buying a watercooling kit be a good road to go down? (I have $400 sitting on my paypal accnt)

What temperatures should I see if I go with the OCZ Freeze and remove the current paste?

Thanks in advanced.
Go to your local Shoppers Drug Mart for the Isopropyl alcohol. Or better still - its cheaper in Walmart Pharmacy. Do a proper installation of the CPU Cooler and try to check again. I use Lavalys Everest to check my temps. How many fans do you have on the P180 case ? You should be able to fine tune your system. What make is the CPU cooler ?
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Old January 13, 2009, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for all the tips! :P Being that my GPU temp is so high I bought an arctic cooling vga cooler and also bought a few extra fans.

Hopefully this OCZ Freeze, Fan, and VGA cooler make this puppy run cooler. All those temps that i listed earlier in the thread were with the side off too btw.
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Old January 13, 2009, 09:07 PM
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How many fans do you have on the P180 case ? You should be able to fine tune your system. What make is the CPU cooler ?
I have 2 atm and am adding another one soon. I have the Gelid Silent Spirit Cooler. I have a brand new Zalman CNPS8700 sitting here still in the box... Should I use it instead?

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I have 2 atm and am adding another one soon. I have the Gelid Silent Spirit Cooler. I have a brand new Zalman CNPS8700 sitting here still in the box... Should I use it instead?

Thanks.
The Gelid Cooler is ok, but the Zalman is by far the superior unit. I would recoment the Zalman for its design and the fact that it is a bolt through. The problem is, you will have to remove your motherboard to install the Zalman - but you'll appreciate the difference.

You can add a case fan to the front of the middle hard drive carriage to bring in cool air in the P180 case. I moved my three drives into the lower cage to allow the fan to bring in cool air into the case.
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Boourns Zalman, lots of flash little substance

OCZ Vendetta 2 and this XIGMATEK
ThermalRight Ultra 120 eXtreme with a Noctua NF-P12 for the ultimate in cooling performance similiar to this

TRUE 120 + Noctua NF-P12 x 2

Open case temps at full load are 53oC running 4 instances of Prime95 on Q9550 @ 3.8GHz with 1.4v
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I have the vendetta 2 on the way to my place. Express shipping from ncix! :)
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Great choice element you won't be disappointed!!

Did you get the bolt-thru kit to?

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