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Old 01-29-2007, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought this CPU/ heatsink from Newegg, and its supposed to be arriving today.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

I also bought a tube of arctic silver 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

and this case fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999613


but I diden't think that this CPU/heatsink would come with a thermal pad, so my question is, should I scrape the thermal pad off and use Arctic Silver 5? Or will the pad be sufficient? I'm using a E6400 Core 2 Duo.
The reason I bought all this new stuff is because the stock Heatsink/fan makes my CPU idle at 52C. But it also could be because the exhaust fan came with the case, and is a piece of crap. But I also have 2 80mm front case fans.

any help?

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unless your doing a lot of overclocking, the pad should be fine.
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if you bought it might as well use it, i rub of the thermal pads with a paper towel and some alcohol, works really good.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The paste that come's on the Arctic Freezer serie's is just as good as AS5,Also on a couple test's i've seen it sometime's give's 1 or 2 degree's better than AS5
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:amazed: carazy...
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I use that cooler and used the stock thermal pad with excellent reults!
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Wow I am shocked. I always heard that AS5 outdid any pads. But since the pad works great, ill just keep it. Luckily Newegg had a sale on the AS5, and it was only like 5 bucks!
and my package arrived, and ill be read to install everything after work.

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Mine was 5.99$ from Newegg. But then again another 4.99$ for shipping. LOL
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in my opinion As5 out does any pad easy, but it depends who you want to listen to.
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