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    Na, I just use the same stuff lol I love the smell of it :laugh:

    Same here, completed it once and never had the urge to play it again.
     
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    see - methylated spirits

    EDIT:Just been on steam

    2 PEICES OF GREAT NEWS.

    1)NEW SALE!

    2)FREE BRINK THIS WEEKEND!!! (well that was good timing)
     
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    I'd hate to play the console version. You're right in saying it's like Mirror's Edge because of the Parkour abilities. I like it, but only when playing with friends, it's really boring on your own.

    Think I'll be hitting the DLC up this weekend once everyone has downloaded it.

    @Techtu: Nicely done on the lapping. I did that to my old AthlonX2 - helped dramatically. Think I'll grab another lapping kit from Kustom PC and do my Q9550, it needs it.
     
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    i use baby wipes lol,does the job :D
     
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    would that make a difference on my athlon x2, and my phenom ii considering their both using stock coolers?


    It doesn't really matter what you use, there are some people that go on about residue, but thats something you'll only face if you leave it there for a few hours, and if your doing that, your doing it wrong
     
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    Possibly. I used this when I did mine and it dropped by at least 5°C when I was using an Arctic Cooling 64 HSF.

    If you have the money, I'd say give it ago as I doubt you'll lose anything from doing it.
     
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    my computer makes a buzzing noise when i was running WCG, suggestions?

    I think the bearings are going in the CPU fan, would explain the temps being a few degrees more as well.
     
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    Thats not a bad price for all the paper included!do you guys really think its worth lapping cpu's HSF's?
    I know the HSF on fermi's is very concave but i'd sooner chance my arms with a phenom than a gpu,but if it works out alright i'd definitely give the gpu's a shot too.

    What TIM do you guys use?

    i would normally use mx-2 but i ran out and happened to have a small tube of akasa something 460 and its not all that tbh :(

    I'd love to remove the IHS and use a cold finger on the core (these things can cool down to -14c and only use like 20w@12v)
     
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    i'm using some random stuff from maplins, there's no difference between tempretures on thermal pastes (well, it's close to 0.09 difference tops), so just go with whatevers easier
     
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    I have noticed some TIM is a bstard to seperate from the HSF and especially with AMD's retarded retention mechanism there is always that fear of whipping the chip out at the same time and breaking/bending rows of pins.

    At least with mx2 i know that i just need remove the cpu fan header or turn the water pump off for a minute or so and the paste becomes much more maleable(spelling?) and so less likely to clamp onto the hsf/waterblock
     
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    Well there you go, i only ever played it for a short time and on my own.

    Bubba Smith who played Moses Hightower in Police Academy died yesterday August 3rd.
    Well i might do a Police Academy marathon in his honour now.
     
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    BububuBULLSHIT... Some pastes are dire, not just in terms of losing a few c' but also in terms of curing time or spread ability. Some pastes are also non conductive.

    AMDs retention mechanism is a bitch to use as its hard to attach and you cant see where you are lining everything up. Im glad there are alternative kits for coolers for AMD sockets.
     
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    Absolutely!
    everytime i mess with an intel mobo since 478 i get all distressed that i have to return to that wanky AMD setup,
    if the holes through the motherboard lined up and the IHS were the same size i would definitely transplant the retention mechanisms.

    I used to have this akasa tower thingy that probably wouldnt even be up to cooling a northbridge now,but that had a sensible mounting design
    i should have kept it instead of raging and dumping the whole lot when i lost 160gb of music i ripped from vinyl when the machine died on me :(
     
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    Losing all that ripped vinyl sounds brutal mate.
     
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    If it's not your CPU (and I don't think it is) and not your CPU then it's motherboard VRM's. Heard it a million times before. If you downclock it will go away/get quieter.

    Try saying that in the support forums and watch you get bashed like I did. If you're a hardcore OC'er, it matters massively which TIM you go for.



    MightyMisson: I use Prolimatech PK-1
     
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    I use AC MX-4, Maybe MX-2 if i have any lying around.

    I still have a vial of Zalman STG1 but its been so long since ive used it (years more like) I dont know if its past its shelf life and im not man enough to try it out on my hardware.

    One thing i do want to do is put some MX-4 on my 6970s but XFX wont allow that....
     
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    I'll get back to you on those tommorow with some facts( or Saturday I've you a lot to do tomorrow) but until then I'll leave you with a sentence that somewhere it up pretty well
    thermal pastes are like audio cables, you don't want to go for the absolute cheapest, but anything above £10 is almost entirely marketing, and will give you no, or very little noticable or recordable difference
    (The exception being when both are used at more then a 10m distance.
     
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    I eagerly await these facts.
    Same as the time you tried to tell me tvs are better than monitors :laugh:

    EDIT: Fact is i already said why some thermal pastes are better than others but who the hell pays over £10 for thermal paste? My MX-4 was around £3-4.
     
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    MX-2 is what i have lying here
     
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    I can think of times I've heard of people on tpu doing it, I can show you some products that cost that amount if you want to buy some: laugh:

    and I got back to you on the TVs, although it was a few days after I said I would

    Busy day for me, I've got to go to the opticians and then see iron maiden( I bought those tickets like a month ago I posted here arthritis time

    edit: *at the time, stupid smartphone

    My tim Is a reasonabley well know brand but I can't remember excatly what it is and I run out of it yesterday so I need some new stuff anyway
     
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    @InnocentCriminal - Looks like there is a Brink free weekend on steam IC :toast:
     
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    how'd you know that, wasn't because I posted it here 3 hours ago was it?:)

    Still not sure it it's worth installing, but if it's free, can't be too bad can it?

    Does the o2 arena have a roof?
     
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    Get it down and I'll do my best to get on it this weekend.

    :rockout:

    In regards to thermal paste, nothing else apart from Arctic Silver 5 will do for me. I've used MX-2, Notcua's NT-H1 & Céramique let alone others and Céramique is almost as good as AS5 for me.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys.i paid near on 12 quid for mx-2 But it was a 30gm tube and it lasted through many computers/stripdowns.

    O2 has several venues in town and country cheesy:which one?

    I think scam was right cheesy,its chokes or vrms on your mobo getting verbal on you,some do it over time and some just do it from the start,it doesnt mean it's on the way out but it hardly inspires confidence!

    Annnd i used toothpaste as thermal paste before and it worked better than the paste AMD/Intel attach to there stock heatsinks.
    *Chew says Aquafresh FTW!!!i heard him,honest....
    It's no good going subzero ofcourse as the moisture will melt the toothpaste but on plus temps its fine..for a while....
     
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