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Old 08-12-2007, 02:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I ordered a zalman vf900, so I'll see how that goes. I just recently cleared all the dust out of my system and cleaned the gpu fan, so I don't believe that is the problem.

Should I use the paste that comes with the zalman or artic silver 5 that I have?

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AS5 definitely, over any stock thermal paste.



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Old 08-17-2007, 11:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just thought I would give a little update for anyone interested. I installed a zalman vf900 with AS5 thermal paste. My idle temps are now 36-38 degrees Celsius and my load temp seemed to peak at 47 while running atitool. I must say that is an amazing improvement. About a 30 degree drop in idle temp and 50 degree drop in load temp.

When I took off the old heatsink and fan on my GPU, the thermal paste seemed to be globbed on, I think that may have played a role in my high temps, but I can't be happier with the results the zalman gave me.

While doing this I decided to put AS5 on my cpu too since I was still using the stock thermal pad. I saw about a 10 degree drop in temperature for idle temps which is great. Anyway thanks everyone for the advice, especially those who recommended the VF900.

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