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09-24-03, 01:17 PM
Anyone here use a Copper shim between the heat sink and cpu?
And what are your thoughts on them?
09-24-03, 01:21 PM
i dont use em.. and find them unncessary.. they normally tend to add a degree or two to your overall temps.. the only thing they provide is a peace of mind.. but if you have a steady hands then do without them
Older thread (couple weeks) (http://forum.oc-forums.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=232868&highlight=shims)
Bottom Line: Could short your CPU (rare but possible) and won't help temps at all, in most cases will hinder temps.
Shims are only for AMD processors right? Will they help if you move your comp around a lot and have a heavy hs?
09-24-03, 02:29 PM
I doubt they would help when moving your machine. Once installed your HS had better be secure. The only benefit they are supposed to add is to ensure you do not crush the cpu more when mounting your HS. Just apply firm EVEN pressure when mounting your HS and I don't think a shim is needed.
09-24-03, 03:17 PM
thanks guys i will not put the shim
09-24-03, 03:24 PM
If you have one you might as well put it on, but dont go out and buy one.
09-24-03, 03:47 PM
Click here for Vailid Opinions On Shims (http://forum.oc-forums.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31861&highlight=shim)
Another Interesting Read (http://www.overclockers.com/articles313/)
09-24-03, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the replys. No shim for me then.
10-05-03, 08:19 PM
The PC I built for my parents came with a Tt shim and it didn't make a difference in temperature. I sold it on Ebay.
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