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CORSAIR H80 - Quick Question!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Evolved, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Evolved

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    I will be getting my Corsair H80 within the next week or so.

    Just wondering, do I need to apply thermal paste onto the plate of the H80?
     
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    It comes with a good amount pre applied already
     
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    Is it necessary to apply more?
    Would that make any difference for temps?
     
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    There's a pic halfway down on this page http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1661/3/. It looks like a pretty good amount already, almost too much. I'm sure using a different paste altogether may help maybe 1-2C though at the most
     
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    No.

    Yes, if you apply too much, temps would be worse.
     
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    The TIM used on the corsair heatsinks is actually very good suff and i would leave it on there ;)
     
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    Which is actually not worth it.

    Considering that testing various thermal pastes usually afford a 2C margin of error, and the various thermal pastes, from el cheapos to el expensivos, are usually within that margin of error in their results.

    Here, for example, the mode is a 35C difference between load temps and ambient. Therefore 33C-37C results would be within the margin of error. The only true viable options then would be those which had 32C as their results, while those with 38C+ would be ones to avoid.

    But then again the differences are minute. The only results that have drastic differences would be the toothpaste and lipstick. And obvious "no thermal compound."
     
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    The thermal paste pre-applied to the H80 is a higher-quality paste. For first application, do not wipe and reapply, but after you remove it, you will need to clean and reapply.
     
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    For reassurance; TIM, between the "best" and the "cheapest" is only about 3C difference. Stick to what's on there for first use.

    Wait a moment?! You have to clean the old stuff off first?

    I would have never guessed that DD! :p
     
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    Just making sure I'm clear ;)
     
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    the pre-applied paste is the arctic cooling MX 2
     
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    Thanks! Did not know that! Learn something new everyday! :toast:
     
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    Not to say you are wrong, however, Yellowbeard and others on the Corsair forums say it is Shin-Etsu.

    This is a quote from this thread @ Cosair Product Forum from Yellowbeard(Corsair Employee):

     
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    I usually don't revive dead threads but this thread shows up on google's search pretty high and I wanted to update it with the correct information.

    According to Corsair's Reps, the thermal compound on the Coolit produced H60, H80, and H100 is Dow Corning.
    The paste on the Asetek produced H50 and H70 is Shin-Etsu.
    Apparently both compounds are some of the best out there currently so there's no need to use a different compound. Dow Corning is not available to retail.


    "RamGuy" (Corsair Community Rep)
    "Actually I need to make a correction here we use Shin-Etsu on our H50 and H70 coolers but for the H60, H80 and H100 we are using thermal paste from Dow corning Thermal Interface Material."

    "No nothing to do with cost these two thermal compounds are identical in performance its just the other vendor is already using this compound so thus the change was made but only on H60, H80, and H100."

    "CorsairGeorge" (Corsair Hardware Rep)
    "As for the stock thermal paste, it's very, very high quality stuff that's actually not easily accessed on the market. We switched from Shin-Etsu because we found a superior TIM, but I'm not at liberty to discuss exactly what it is yet."



    I hope this answer's anyone's question if they stumble across this thread in the future as it's good information to know.
     
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