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Old September 24, 2010, 02:14 PM
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That's actually a decent heatsink, and its nice to see that there is no thermal pads used on your Chipset or GPU, might be able to get decent results overclocking with something like Clockgen. assuming the clockgen chip is a known one.
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Old September 24, 2010, 02:36 PM
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while the heatsink is decent, this thing produces alot of heat! I'm wondering if the upgraded CPU will help or hinder this.
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Most of the upgrades you listed have a lower TDP, so I guess it should in theory reduce the heat output.
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Old September 24, 2010, 04:01 PM
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thats good then!

on the topic of TIM, I got 2 questions.

1) what TIM should I get?
2) should I put TIM on the GPU or get a thermal pad?
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something thick
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Old September 24, 2010, 05:11 PM
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i avoid pads like the plague, I have been a big fan of Arctic Cooling MX-2. but whatever paste you do use, just install the heatsink, then pull it back off again to make sure you get decent contact.

I don't think you need anything thick, avoid thick if at all possible to be honest, ideally the TIM is just there to fill imperfections as its better then air at transferring heat, but orders of magnitude worse then metal. you don't want soupy thin stuff either though.

Non conductive and easy to apply are hallmarks of a good TIM paste.
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