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Freezer 64 pro - installation questions:

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by nocrapman, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. nocrapman New Member

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    Getting rid of stock HSF - couple of questions -

    1. Is the preapplied paste any good. Should I go with AS5 anyway...

    2. While removing the old thermal compound - 99% isopropyl alcohol or just acetone(lab grade - 100% i think). I have access to both.

    3. Should I use an old cloth or some thing to do this or just a paper towel?

    Appreciate any help guys...
     
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    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    The stock paste is probably fine, but if you're going to do some overclocking it would be best to put some Arctic silver/ceramique on.

    99% and 100% Alcohol or acetone will all work great. If you want it really clean use arctic silver ArctiClean.

    Use some type of lint free cloth, definitely not a paper towl as it can leave behind debris that will reduce performance.

    Here is a nice article on applying thermal paste if you need it.
     
  3. xdaxxchampxx New Member

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    the compound that artic cooling uses is one of the better ones very compareable to as5 you wont notice a diffrence realy :toast:
     
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    I used the pre-applied TIM and I got it the wrong way round, removed it and refitted without replacing the TIM and it's still great.

    My Opteron 146 is OC'd from 2 to 2.74Ghz and only just reaches 40C at full load.

    I think correctly applied TIM is a far more important factor than fancy make or type! And you can be sure pre-applied has been evenly applied!
     
  5. nocrapman New Member

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    Thanks guys - I am going to go with the pre-applied TIM - see how that works - then if need arises - shift to AS5.
     

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