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Old 08-27-2007, 03:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: How often should I change the Thermal Paste?

Originally Posted by Ste View Post
There is only one "right" way to apply thermal paste.

A small dot no bigger than a cooked grain of white rice at the center of the CPU.
The spreading will be done by the heatsink being secured...
I dunno about that, some people swear by a grain of rice sized dot, others a pea... some say to just set the cooler down on it right after applying it, others say spread it around...

I just put some that was right between a grain of rice and a pea. spread it around with a old gift card, I got temps no different then anyone else running the same cooler.


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zalman paste isnt nearly as good as as5...i had to put some on my cpu just recently because my GF's cats ran off with my as5 tube. i found it, luckily... after i gutted the cat. it is about 3-5* hotter than with as5. the newer version of orthos will stress both cpus at once and uses the same calculations as p95 (if i remember correctly), making it easier to use than p95. you shouldnt be able to do anything quickly running orthos, and really you shouldn't try...its likely to crash your computer.

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MX-1 or AS5. I don't want to bother dealing with the thermal paste that comes with your HSF.
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is the ocz ultra+5 paste any good? i used it when instaling my 7950gt fanless heatsink. i would link the site but it wont let me for some reason, just go OCZ Technology | Welcome! and go to products and sellect cooling products then accesories.
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what kind of temps are u getting in core temp? Also is your q6600 a g0?
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I followed that same guide with the line down the middle and ran the cpu stock for 24 hours. Temps stayed put at 33,33,32,32. I know that's acceptable temps but I thought maybe I'd get better. I have all my case fans on Medium and the Tuniq on high. I'm giving it a few days though it takes time for the stuff to set in.

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I'm around 35C idle / 51C load. What a lot of people don't really consider, with the G0, is that they can tolerate higher temperatures. I've seen people who normally run their's on 65C load.



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