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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Fox34, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Fox34

    Fox34 New Member

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    I'm going to order a new heatsink dont really know which one but should i use the thermal paste that comes pre-applied? I'v got a tube of artic silver ceramique if i shouldnt use it.
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    Depends on the heatsink. If the heatsink is by Arctic Cooling and it comes with MX1, use the MX1. If the heatsink is by anyone else and comes with MX1, then you should use whatever you want. If the heatsink is by anyone other then AC and it doesn't come with MX1, definitely use Arctic Silver Ceramique.
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    it depends what heatsink you get, i know my artic cooling heat sinks have as5 on them, but since you already got a tube of ceramique you could just use that to insure maximum cooling
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    i would use your arctic silver. most heatsinks come pre-applied, so you may have to scrape off the compound and clean it with some rubbing alcohol and q-tips. then apply you arctic silver compound. its usually going to perform much better
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    Thanks I'm probaly going to use my A.S. Rubbing alchohole takes off thermal paste clean right?
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    yes, rubbing alcohol works very well
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    Sweet. Also, is there a way to really clean my plexi-glass on my case i dont want to replace it because it has a sort of blue-tint to it makes my case look alot more blue.
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    The only thing I can think of is to buy a new sheet of plexi, tint on plastik can be a pain to remove, plus new sheets cost $10ish anyway.
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    You can buy plexi-glass cleaner at autoparts stores. I've never tried it on anything but headlights but it cleans them really well.

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