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Old 04-30-2004, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ive just got sum artic silver 5 for my o/c 2600 xp. its got the stock coolermaster stuff on already and its too hot, around 50 on a jet 7 i wanna take the old stuff off and put the new on safely. ive read

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm

does any1 know a url for a video of how to do it would be great if not a really gud aritical would be nice.

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What kind of thermal past was on it to begin with? Was it thermal tape, or a silcone based agent?
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its a paste, not a tape or pad. its the stuff that came with my jet 7 so i duuno anythin about it. white if tha helps :s

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No... but let me fill you in on a little secret.

Once the old stuf has been cleaned off and youre ready to apply AS5 to the core of your processor- take 4 pieces of scotch tape and create a little perfect square on it. that way you know you wont slop thermal paste all over.

Just put a little and use a piece of plastic (credit card) to smooth it. You need less than you think you do. Make it paper thin.
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in order to take the old stuff off, take some rubbing alchol, or nail polish remover... put it on a paper towl and just wipe off the old stuff. DONT PUT THE ALCHOL DIRECTLY ON THE CPU. What they say to do with the Artic silver, is to just put a tiny bit on there. Not a lot. Only put it on the CPU not the heatsink also. One more thing... too much artic silver can make your cpu run even hotter...
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yea when shrap says paper thin, literally use a paper thin layer, when i first applied some AS a couple months ago i put on a little more than a paper thin layer and the temps dropped.. but it was hardly noticable, i took it off and re-applied such a thin layer, now it's very cool...
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ALso, they reccomend that everytime u take off the CPU fan, u should apply a new coat of thermal grease on it.
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True, and don't forget my top tip - rotate (gently) the Cooler onto the CPU to help smear out and fill in the air gaps

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k thanks alot all of yous
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