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Old 07-02-2006, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am about to buy a Zalman Cnps 9500. My question is do I have to get artic silver 5 or will the compound that comes with the fan work just a well?
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It would work but artic sliver 5 is definitly worth it.
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How much would it lower it buy? 5 Degrees versus the other compound?
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Old 07-02-2006, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it lowers it 5¬ļC, that's a major improvement. I'd definetly go for the AS5. It's cheap and will help your temperatures.
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buy the AS5, it's blunt but that's basically my opinion and fatigue prevents an explaination
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If you are spending money for a 9500, you should definitely spend another few bucks on the thermal compound (AS5).
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I am about to buy a Zalman Cnps 9500. My question is do I have to get artic silver 5 or will the compound that comes with the fan work just a well?
well to answer the question, you don't have to get it, but it is worth getting.
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