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artic silver worth it???

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sifu quoc

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Dec 17, 2000
my p3 700 currently is at 945, full load avgs about 32 with radioshack paste with a pep and delta....

you think artic silver can drop these temps????
 
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William

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will probably drop them, but those are damn fine temps. I would be afraid to touch anything.
 

Pitspawn

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If you do a good job of cleaning up both your core and your hs then AS2 would do wonders. Otherwise, you prolly shouldn't bother.

I think AS is amazing. My old K6-2 450 has hit new record speeds with my Coolermaster SocketA cooler w/ ASone. ATM i'm running at 495Mhz, I can EASILY hit 517Mhz, but my psu is low rated and I get random resets due to power fluctuations.

AS is very competitively priced, especially considering it yields thermal transfer rates 10x higher than generic paste. I remember some statistics that radio shack paste is something like 1.05K transfer while AS2 is 5.12K transfer.
 

RUF_CTR2

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May 14, 2001
Yes, Artic Silver II works very well. My Athlon 700 overclocked to 900 is running at 37.5 C right now under full load with Artic Silver and a Global Win fan. Not sure what the fan is, but it is not a top of the line cooling fan. Pretty good though, it might be a FOP-32. I also have a slot cooler and a standard 80 mm chasis fan.
 

Hoot

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There is no finer thermal compound made. Realistically, it may get you a few degrees improvement on a PEP after you clean it good.

Hoot
 

Fro

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Mar 14, 2001
i lost about 3 degrees with it. so yea, i think it's worth it
 

puppet

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Jun 3, 2001
If you do decide to try it......I'd be interested in how much of a drop from 32c (full load) you'd get on a Intel cpu. My money is on ZERO.
 
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sifu quoc

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Dec 17, 2000
yea... i think my temps are about close to max now... and i am broke, and wanna buy a wrx... so my computer should be ok as it is.....
 

cool

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I replaced the thermal compound on my Geforce 2 GTS (ASUS V770Delux) whit artic silver II and the temps dropped whit 3 Celsius.
 
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Me

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RUF_CTR2 (Jun 06, 2001 11:53 p.m.):
Yes, Artic Silver II works very well. My Athlon 700 overclocked to 900 is running at 37.5 C right now under full load with Artic Silver and a Global Win fan. Not sure what the fan is, but it is not a top of the line cooling fan. Pretty good though, it might be a FOP-32. I also have a slot cooler and a standard 80 mm chasis fan.