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  1. Israar

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    I was wondering about Thermal Paste here... I've known Arctic Silver has been a good paste to use over a wide variety of other pastes but what I want to know is which one would suit me better?

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Interface Material 3.5g -- Ideal for CPU's
    Arctic Silver Alumina Thermal Adhesive 7g (2 Part) -- Ideal for VDU's
    Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal compound 22g -- Ideal for CPU's
    Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal compound 2.5g -- Ideal for CPU's

    This is basically so I know which to order for when my GPU Cooler comes, the GPU Cooler I have ordered is an Arctic Silencer Rev.2, should be here in a day or two. I'm gathering that the Alumina Thermal Adhesive is what I need, but would the others surpass it when it comes to me wanting to overclock my graphics card? When I get my new GPU Cooler, I'd like to know I have in some way one of the best if not *the* best thermal paste on my GPU's core so I know I can up the overclocking quite well ;)

    So I can kill two stones with one bird, I'd like to know which of the above is better for cooling the CPU with a heatsink on it? As when I get my XP-90 heatsink I'll be wanting to overclock my AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 :D

    Thanks in advance!

    --Lee
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    id get the ac5 i have that works wounders..though im kinda bios about the adhesive because its like epoxy once you get it on it IS'NT coming off and what if i needed to change a cooler? Besides ac5 has a higher temp resistance no that you ever going to reach the heat created by 350,000 watts but thaty lests me know it may absorbe heat a little better...and though u dont need alot 3.5gram is fine for like 14 CPU'S but the other one you had is like 22 grams and that will last you a long time!!!
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    So you're recommending me to buy the Arctic Silver 5 which is 3.5g?

    If so, I'll buy it shortly, as for the 22g of Arctic Silver you mentioned, I don't think that is Arctic Silver 5 :p

    Correct me if I'm wrong though :)

    --Lee
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    I use arctic silver ceramique It works well, and it doesn't conduct electicity (which is good if things get messy). I can't compare it Arctic Silver 5 since I don't have any, but I think AS5 will keep you a degree or two cooler.
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    Okies :)

    I think I'll order some AC5 then as I'll use it on my GPU and my CPU when I get my heatsinks :)

    Should have the GPU cooler within a day or two, and I'll soon be ordering my CPU heatsink (XP-90) ;)

    Thanks all!

    --Lee
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    HEHE Hey can you give me a list of all the things your buying and if it isnt too much trouble your system specs now and after just because i have jumbled info and i whant to know the magnitude of the upgrades soo i can drool...and i wish YOU luck have fun Israar ;)
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    Haha sure you can mate, I don't mind =)

    System specs;

    - AMD Athlon64 FX-55 2.6Ghz
    - 2.0GB RAM - (2x 1GB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Series DDR CAS2-3-2-5 OCZ
    - MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum m/b
    - nVidia GeForce XFX 6800 Ultra 256Mb (81.85 WHQL Drivers)
    - 420GB HD Space (1x 120GB SATA + 1x 300GB SATA)
    - NEC Dual Layer 16x DVD +/- RW Drive
    - Monitor; Iiyama 8ms 17" LCD
    - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
    - Creative Inspire 5.1 P5800
    - ThermalTake Shark Series Case (Black)
    - Hyper Type-R 525Watt PSU
    - Microsoft Black Digital Media Keyboard PS/2 USB
    - Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical Ivory
    - OS: Windows XP Professional

    Things I've purchased/waiting to arrive and going to buy;

    Arctic Silencer V5 (Rev.2) -- Arrived at 12:55pm 16/11/2005. (Yippee! One down two to go!)
    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Interface Material 3.5g -- Purchasing soon.
    Thermalright XP-90C (Socket 754/939/478) Copper Cooler -- Purchasing soon.

    For now that's all, though, once all the new items are in place and stable, I'll start thinking about overclocking. ;)

    Can't wait to get more juice out of my CPU + GPU haha!

    --Lee
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    Sweet! :D :toast:
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    yep, as5 is for u , Ceramiques have useage for verysubzero cooling & adhesives are totaly outa matter .it seem "More" logical back in days of AS3... , its lowest was minus10 ... real reason started using "Ceramique" was when; regased the promi to run at -70. which silver based stoped doin da job.
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    Isaar I got a quick question on your specs. Is the PSU the one that came with the case?
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    Nope, I ordered that seperately :)

    It's a recommended PSU from ThermalTake and to be honest it's prooving to be quite a stunner! Only running it on "Medium" setting for now, which is cool :)

    There are four LEDs at the back of the PSU near the switch; Auto / Low / Medium / High

    As you may or may not know, those are the power settings, I have it on Medium for now, was on Auto, thought stuff that and set it to medium. If the time comes for further power consumption, then I'll consider upping it to High and if that is unstable and I need more power I'll consider buying a new PSU ;)

    Though as I said before, it's a good little runner :)

    --Lee
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    Just ordered myself the following items;

    1x Arctic Silver ArctiClean 60ml Kit (2x Bottle)
    2x Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Interface Material 3.5g
    1x Thermalright XP-90C (Socket 754/939/478) Copper Cooler

    I ordered the ArctiClean so I can get rid of the current paste on the GPU and CPU when I'm ready for changing the stock coolers to the aftermarket ones =)

    As for the two sets of the AC5, I thought it's always safe to have a backup just in case, and at least I will have some spare if I decide to build another PC as I have a plan to start modding (never done it before but it's an idea pondering in the back of my mind =)).

    Hopefully I should have them by this saturday, if not it will be the saturday after this one as I set it for a saturday courrier delivery, saves me having a day off work again waiting for the toss-bags!

    --Lee
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    it said 3 diff socket types u did specify the socket 939 cooler correct..when i was checking it out i found the options box that had the size choices in it in a random location that was hard to find....and if u did and your sure your getting the right parts CONGRATS!!!! it will be sooooo sweet!!! :D
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    No I didn't :eek:

    Shit! I hope they give me the right one... God damnit! :banghead:

    --Lee
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    ^ dude that fuckin sucks(scuse the french)...i hope soo damn ...but im pretty sure ud be able to return it....i hope dude im now waiting with you...dont get discuraged Israar dont fall out of the loop yet..im waiting with ya and i made a MAJOR mistake while building this puter...i grounded the mother board cause i didnt put the riser screws on it survived but i was dumb a very simple mistake...:(
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    I just sent an email to them *now* telling them I want the Thermalright XP-90C (Socket 754/939/478) Copper Cooler in socket 939 not the other two haha! I hope they get that before they proceed with the order lol!

    I don't want a socket 754/478 as it will be useless to me...:cry:

    Bloody hell... I can't believe I was unaware of that, I'm usually 100% cautious when buying things for my computer, but I think the tiredness slipped into gear and pushed me off course slightly! :mad:

    That's the last time I'm ordering ANYTHING when I feel tired lol, I just hope and pray I get the right item! :laugh:

    --Lee
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    hopefully it will just keep thinking positive...and hey maybe its universal for those 3?....though i dont see how u can do that :confused: shrugs but ive had a great amont of luck i pass it to u it is of no use to me...here :cool: :rolleyes:
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    Haha, thanks!:toast:

    I'll need it, and hey, maybe it might be universal? It's plausible! Plus shouldn't be too hard to do, as it's just a fitting to fit that socket, not the actual pin-holes where the CPU slots, so, meh... I'll hope and pray it'll fit!

    If not, it'll be returned with a replacement for the s939 version instead :D

    So :nutkick: to tiredness and :slap: to them if they send me the wrong goods and if all goes well lets have a :toast: to celebrate before hand and afterwards! :laugh:

    --Lee
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    No need to panic, I just read the specification now to make sure, here's what goes;

    • All copper design for maximum performance
    • Multiple heatpipes for well spread heat around copper fins
    • Soldered fins to copper base to make effective contact
    • Compatibility across multiple platforms (socket 478/754/939/940)
    • Enormous wingspan gives extra cooling to MOSFET or NB chipset

    Thank the lord! :toast: :D :D :D :toast:

    --Lee
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    ill go for that :toast:
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    ^ HELLS YA!! party and have fun dude after u put it together i whant benchies...then os'd benchies :D
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    Benchies will come certainly!

    As for os'd benchies, I think you mean OC'd benchies? If so, then I'll need help OC'ing my RAM and CPU, I don't know jack about either, though when it comes to doing the GPU, that will be easy enough, I'll use RivaTuner to do it.

    The stock clocks for my GeForce XFX 6800 Ultra (256Mb) are 425/1100 (Core/Memory). I'm hoping to hit at *least* 450/1200 with the card though ;)

    --Lee
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    o hope will come do u per chance have the manual for your exact mobo...in pdf or txt or any other word format file u can usually download them from the site you can e-mail me it or upload it ..please so i can skim through it so when your ready i can really help you out...o wait not e-mail...if its to big to upload send me a link so i can download it :) thnx
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    I'll have a look around, when I find it I'll upload it to my NTL Webspace and link it for you to download and view :)

    I'm gonna hit the sack now so catch you tomorrow and thanks for all your time thus far mate :)

    --Lee
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    np Israar anytime :)

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