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TeuffelHunden

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I move to often to say for sure :)
OK, i always thought that it was better to remove the thermal material that comes with the hsf and use an aftermarket compound. But i just read on a review of the Taisol cgk742092 that the pad (chomerics t725) is rated 0.03 (whatever that means) and doesn't require replacing. Should I leave it on or use my radioshack heatsink compound?
btw, here's the review I referred to:
http://www.mikhailtech.com/articles/taisolcgk742092.shtml

ps- i know that as2 is the best, but i just don't have that kind of dough :)
 
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William

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use your radioshack goop, it is better. The pad may be better than other stuff, but the shack goop is actually pretty good so use it instead.
 

outhouse

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Yep William is rite ive been using radioshack thermal compound and i think i have had great succes with it, you should notice a nice drop in temps when your done.

goodluck
 

PDL

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I know a lot of people who are strapped for cash but $8 for some AS2 is not a lot!
and that includes shipping.
You can sell little dabs for a buck each to your buddies and pay for it in no time!!!
 

Phil

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don't bother using a tim on any heatsink other than the thermoengine which is actually pretty good. Radioshack is good and nice and cheap, but like Hoot said Artic Silver is great. Especially when you get it on just right :)
 

Colin

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TIMs stink. Unless you have a retail Bird and want to maintain the warrantee, get some Artic Silver.
 

batboy

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Sheesh Dad, lighten up, anyone who knows Hoot realizes he was joking. If you don't know him, look at the little laughing icon in his post which also indicates he's joking. If you're just joking too, maybe you should of added a smiley face too.
 

Hoot

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I was a teenager in the 60s and 70s with a limited budget. I was resourceful. I thought it was pretty funny. I'm sorry some of you didn't.

Hoot
 

Phil

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theres nothing wrong with a bit of casual humour and I can't in any way see how what hoot said was offensive.