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Old 07-14-2006, 07:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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dude, u gotta leave the zalman on w/ fresh thermal paste for (recommended) 100hrs and have at least 10 thermal cycles before it starts working optimally

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Old 07-14-2006, 08:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Dude just give me the zalman lol

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Old 07-14-2006, 08:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i'lll take it as well....well then since both users want it cut it in half

though that'd make it useless
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:10 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Another weird thing is, I didn't even use AS5. I just put it on with the thermal paste it was shipped with.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My A64 3500+ stock HSF uses screws to keep the fan on.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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This one doesn't. It has tabs to keep the fan in place...
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Snake-Eyes
My A64 3500+ stock HSF uses screws to keep the fan on.
I thought mine did too, as there is four holes. After closer inspection, it seems there are pins in the holes...for whatever reason.

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Old 07-14-2006, 09:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Okay, there's definately something wrong...

Those temps I gave were with the case side off, since I was doing some wire reorganizing and zip-tying...

I put the side back on... The temp goes up to 36 degrees! Take it back off... Down to 26. The side door has a vent, but I have it taped over, for a more consistant airflow... I guess I'll make a cardboard vent to my CPU fan tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-2006, 07:15 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Your temps aren't going to be as low when you put the side on. Even with your cardboard vent, they will still go up.


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