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Thread: Thermal compounds differences?




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    I bought a Thermalright SK-7 heat sink (full copper) and Enermax´s adjustable (1000-3000rpm) fan (80mm) and I used the generic silicon compound which came with the heat sink. Before my temps were 48C at idle and 52-54C at stress with my Clacialtech Igloo 2400 Pro (full aluminium heat sink, 70mm fan @ 4600rpm and silicon compound). Now my temps are 46C at idle and 50C at stress with this SK-7 and Enermax´s 80mm fan @ 3000rpm!

    Should I reach lower temps with that new HSF? (my CPU is 2100+ Palomino) :confused:

    How much are there really difference between the "generic" silicon compound and the Arctic silver 3? Are the "full conductivity reach" times the same? How much lower temps could I get with Arctic silver 3 than with the normal silicon compound?

    PS. My case ventilation is fine. ;)

    THX! :hammer:

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    Palminos run hot, over 65+ then worry
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    Yea they run hot... like 39 idle here, 44-47 under load.
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    Thats pretty low for that chip...congrats
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    Those temps do seem a bit high but ya left out 1 crucial temp that matters and that's the room temp at that time but AS3 will usually cut 2-3C off temps over the old white stuff.

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    Yeah your running hotter than I am :D
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    How much of the stuff did you use? you could probably use about 1/5th of the little packet and be using more than enough. REmember, when it get tranparent is when it's thin enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
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    Palminos run hot, over 65+ then worry
    I bloody well hope not. :eek:

    Ya should be gettin' high 30C's on idle and mid 40C's under full load provided that ya room temp is in the low 20C's. I'd worry when seein' low 50C's unless room temp was high 20C's/low 30C's.

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    I meant if it gets over 65 then worry, a lot...my poor english + laziness made that boink, sorry
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    My room temp is about 22-23C. :) BTW, if you put too much compound to the heatsink/CPU, won´t the extra compound be squeezed out because of the pressure??? :confused: :confused: Though I could check that I haven´t put too much of it. :D I might change that silicon compound to the silver one, when I see my friend and get the compound from him (for free) on the next week! ;) :D

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