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Old 05-19-2006, 07:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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but hwat about what it says on the tube? seems to me that as5 is mistaken!

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yeah i know :S the company does say a lot of contradictory things even throughout their website

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Old 05-19-2006, 08:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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you know how much that tube would cost if it was real silver?
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Silver doesn't cost that much.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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its only like 6 bucks. try it out
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well, considering that a troy ounce of silver is approximentally 13 dollars melt price, a small tube of silver 3.5 grams only has a dollar or two at most worth in silver. Im to lazy to do the calculations so i just guesstimated on how much the silver in it is worth.
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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ive just applyed some to my cpu now, and tbh its dropped a couple of degrees instantly, pleasantly

with the stock amd fan flat-out it would sit around 35/36 deg's idle and 37/40 maxed (fans all at full speed).. but i replaced it with an arctic cooler 64 pro so it didnt sound like a hoover on steroids
i only had cheapy thermal grease when fitting the a/cooler as most of the stuff on the new h/s had been smudged in transit? somehow...

it then started to sit at 40 deg idle (fans low for audio/dvd), 46/47 (fans full speed) flat out and now o/c'd at 2.485.0 so i thought id give it a go to get the temps back to original without all the fan noise.. possibly!?

been on an hour running and it now sit's at 36/37 idle and 43/44 under load.. its supposed to get better after a 200 hr burn in with cool down pauses, with an added 2-5 deg drop.. we will see (hopefully) but its more than worth the few pounds/dollars it cost anyways and might be handy for very high temp o/c's if a degree or three is causing issues i guess..

3 deg's lower with no added noise is good for me anyways..

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Old 05-23-2006, 12:19 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Its alright you might as well get it for $6.Just apply it right.The AS5 website tells you everything you need too know.

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