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    Then clean the "Cement" off the chip and replace with NON Conductive paste (There is bare connections under there)
    Hey when you say non conductive paste do you mean like alcohol? and what should I use to clean it with? Q-tips?

    Also everything on the liquid cooling was secure from clamps to holes however it seemed as if I got a defective part that leaked from the sided. All this happen on Monday :(

    Also the NB cooler I got is the: XIGMATEK PTR-N881 HDT
    also can be found: Newegg.com - XIGMATEK PTR-N881 HDT Northbridge Aluminum alloy Heatsinks only - Memory & Chipset Cooling

    I have read that alot of people has had trouble putting on NB heatsinks? what kind of thermal paste should I use?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3r

    NO, I mean the thermal paste you will put under the new heatsink Like Arctic Silver 5 it is conductive, do not use that. You want NON Conductive Arctic Ceramic Paste or TX-2 or MX-2. I use Tx-2 for everything CPU and heatsinks

    You should clean it with cotton or a tshirt, something soft. I use coffee filters because of less dust. And yes you can use alcohol, but arctic Clean is recommended

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    NO, I mean the thermal paste you will put under the new heatsink Like Arctic Silver 5 it is conductive, do not use that. You want NON Conductive Arctic Ceramic Paste or TX-2 or MX-2. I use Tx-2 for everything CPU and heatsinks

    You should clean it with cotton or a tshirt, something soft. I use coffee filters because of less dust. And yes you can use alcohol, but arctic Clean is recommended

    Ok got ya I looked up the one that you suggested and saw it online:

    Thermaltake CL-C0034

    I guess I will order that one because it looks easier to install unless you think the one I order will be as good? Also it does come with Thermal Grease so I assume that will be okay to use. How easy was it to install this cooler?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3r

    I have never used that Xigmatek one, but I hear it is good. Dont know how hard it is to install. Probably just as easy from the looks of it.

    Ya, that is the one I use often Extreme Spirit II. Very simple to install

    The included paste? I dunno I throw all included pastes away from everything I get. I use TX-2 on everything, works great and is NON Conductive, and better then Arctic Silver 5 I think. I would be concerned about that as well, it may have metals in it. Best to get some Arctic Silver Ceramic, MX-2 or TX-2 to be on the safe side as there is bare pins under there.

    BE SURE YOU USE THE INLCUDED WASHER/GASKETS so you do not Crack your NB Chip. It is a Bare silicon chip under there if you have not seen it yet.

    Very shiny and fragile

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    Okay great information :)

    Now when cleaning this chip is this chip come off? I'm gonna go to Altex today and see if they have any TX-2.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3r

    No, it is just a shiny square under the paste that is on there. Once you clean it it will be very shiny and look colored kind of like Gas on Water.

    It will be bare silicon, similar to glass

    Arctic Ceramic, TX-2, MX-2, or any other NON Conductive paste will be fine.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3r

    I just put a thermocouple on my NB and it read 33C (ep45-ds3r)
    Speedfan Temp 1 was 32C
    EasyTune System was 32C

    Speedfan shows an extra garbage temperature - that usually means the mobo maker decided not to connect a thermistor on that leg of the sensor chip.

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