Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Reynardin, Jun 13, 2008.
in the industry we call that a lazy assembly line
wait, were you referring to the part about applying a line of thermal compound or the second part?
the line. it's sloppy you can get an uneven spread, usually system builders do it.
spreading can introduce air bubble's/pocket's into the paste which can reduce thermal transfer
i saw a guide depicting various method's of application using two piece's of glass but it escape's me know
spreading is more accurate, it's the pro way you need to go back to school mike. lol
you don't have to use a condom, you can use suran wrap or a latex glove. lines, dots it doesn't really matter.
i don't need school, school is for idiot's, thnx. i've forgotten more than some people know.
everyone has a different method of applying thermal paste, even amongst the "PRO'S" the method's vary.
try googling it and see what you come up with, the line method just seem's to be more commonly used.
Spreading it has all ways done better for me over the last 14+ years.
A condom thats funny. Errm don't use those lol. they have crap on them haha. As for the groves be careful to as some can have a fine white dust on them.
ok, what do you guys think about this:
Also, people on this forum seem to be experiencing "high" cpu temps like I am: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=28&threadid=2147992
Also, Everest is reading my temps as they probably should be in the overall CPU temp, but not in the individual cores, which it measures as quite a bit higher than both the cpu temp in Everest and in RealTemp.
Do you think that this is just a result of the measurings being meant only to prevent the CPU from melting, and they might be inaccurate at lower temperatures?
hm. ok. I just ran Orthos to stress test my CPU, and it maxed at around 55C.
how long did you run it for?
ok, ventilation question: is it better to have a net flow of more air being pushed out or being sucked in by the fans?
EDIT: about 9 mins
really you should load all 4 core's for ~1hr to get an idea of load temp's
case flow is something you will have to experiment with as everyone's case is different, i preffer more air going out than coming in
Apevia cases are crap lol. should of bought the Centurion 590.
True, but the Apevia was cheap and looked cooler lol. I'll probably end up regretting it, but oh well.
you will regret it but not at the moment wait 6 months
why 6 months?
because thats when you will be asking us for a new case recommendation. hehe
poor airflow can lead to numerous problems. it's not like the old days where you could just stick a cheap case fan in the front and one on the back.
because that's prolly how long it will take for you to realize how "crappy" the case is
ok, so what would you guys suggest I do to remedy the problem? I already have the case, and I don't exactly have the money to get another just after buying the computer
do you have any pix of your setup?
sec, ill get a few.
note: the wiring inside is currently a huge mess.
jesus christ, the centurion 590 was only $10 more lol. you could try changing out the fans but there isn't exactly a big market for 80mm fans not alot of good models to choose from. you don't exactly appear to be the modding type not that the case is really moddable. Apevia has always made stylish crappy cases they should do what NZXT did and elevate there products.
There is also the fact that I didn't know about that case...
If I can mod it to make it better, I'll do it. I've already placed one of the fans on the outside due to space constraints
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