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Arctic Silver II not so cool.....????

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[Oc]acaridans

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Here's a little FYI....over the weekend i lapped my HSF after i was done i put a little A.S. on my HS slaped the CPU on and fired it up...booted up idle 40c, i shut down the machine and did it again, 41c,and a 3rd time back to 40c, i was hitting the upper 50's running programs..now i have a warm running CPU but that was way to high for me...so out of frustration i used the thermal grease that Alpha included with my HSF..slaped it together, fired it on 33c idle and hit a high of 48c 100% load...so now im at a loss, keep the 6$ tube or revert back to the 1.99$ radio shack brand...anyone else have this happen???
 

Thelemac

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I'd say you probably didn't have your hsf seated properly before.
 
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[Oc]acaridans

[Oc]acaridans

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i dont believe i used to much, i could have had it on a little off but i did try it 3 times....now i just read that link, and i used 1500 grit paper do you think that is to fine?
 
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[Oc]acaridans

[Oc]acaridans

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ya thats what im saying,i thought that 1500 wouldnt be a smooth enought finish, compared to some of the setups that ive i used slightly more that a b-b, but ill try re-doing it
 

Slake

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acaridans (May 22, 2001 04:58 p.m.):
i dont believe i used to much, i could have had it on a little off but i did try it 3 times....now i just read that link, and i used 1500 grit paper do you think that is to fine?
I used 2000 grit for my final lapping session with Arcti Silver 2 as the lapping compound. My cel 600 is runs @20C above ambient at full load and idles at 31C with ambient temp of 24C. Not all that great, just thought I'd give you something to compare to. I may lap again with 600 grit.
 

SleepyKat

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It's caused by mixing the two types of compounds. The zinc oxide is still embedded in your HS and processor unless you use some acetone to strip away the previous stuff. OH 99% won't do and nail polish removers are not pure acetone nowadays (they have conditioners in them. Same with mixing the other stuff like thermal tape and AS/AS II. Also if you lap it too much, you will cause more problems by increasing the void between the HS and the chip (taking away the metal)
 

Thelemac

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SleepyKat (May 22, 2001 08:50 p.m.):
It's caused by mixing the two types of compounds. The zinc oxide is still embedded in your HS and processor unless you use some acetone to strip away the previous stuff. OH 99% won't do and nail polish removers are not pure acetone nowadays (they have conditioners in them. Same with mixing the other stuff like thermal tape and AS/AS II. Also if you lap it too much, you will cause more problems by increasing the void between the HS and the chip (taking away the metal)

This cleaning thing is true...except for the fact that lapping will also remove old compounds...which is what was done here.