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Old 01-27-2005, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently go some new bits which included a 64 3200 winchester skt939 cpu and a Asus Star Ice Fan which according to my mag is one of the best in the business.

I used arctic silver stuff and I got a standing temp in the BIOS at startup of 52 degrees on the lowest fan setting.

I was under the impression that it would be cooler and therefore letting me overclock.

Is this normal?

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Old 01-27-2005, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ive seen this cooler before, it isnt the best for that cpu but its not the worst either so u should have lower temps than that tbh how much artic silver did u put on because too much can have a worse effect than cheapy stuff. make sure it is seated on the heat spreader aswel.

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Old 01-27-2005, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I put a little on the metal back cpu and the heatsink botton, rubbed it in to fill all the pores and removed the excess.

I then covered the whole heatsink in a thin layer of the stuf and screwed on the heatsink, givin it a wiggle.

Is this correct?
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Old 01-28-2005, 07:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you usually are only supposed to put it on the heatsink bottom

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Old 01-28-2005, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you usually are only supposed to put it on the heatsink bottom
That's not true. Go to they have instructions there for proper goopage
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