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Old 03-12-2006, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I use that artic silver 5 **** and i was wondering how often you should replace it?

mine has been on for about 6 months

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Old 03-12-2006, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only time I would ever really replace it is if you start having overheating problems and a good ol' dust-cleaning-out-of-the-case-and-heatsink-and-fan doesn't solve it.


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Old 03-13-2006, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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will it harm it if you replace it too much? because i replace when i do a complete dust and general matinence of the the pc
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I never replaced it. Been using it for about 6 months I think. I didn't even replace it when I swapped my CPU a few times to test motherboards. Maybe I should replace it, getting high temps lately.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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only time i ever replace mine is when i take the HSF off, so mines been on for close to a year now, temps still the same.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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where do u apply the thermal paste anyways? on the CPU? around the heatsink? where?
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You apply thermal paste to the CPU and the heatsink will eventually spread it out evenely over the CPU
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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no i mean, on the middle of the cpu, or all over it or, is the heatsink the fan alone, or some other part of the fan?
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Originally posted by john3
no i mean, on the middle of the cpu, or all over it or, is the heatsink the fan alone, or some other part of the fan?
Most people say put it in the middle of the cpu about the size of a grain of rice.

I just put some on there and spread it with a credit card.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i c. and how do u put it on the heat sink and where is the heat sink exactly, im new to mobo's/CPUS

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