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by Charlie Thunell PL&T / April 30, 2004 8:15 PM PDT

I have an Intel 2.6Ghz which is working very well. My temperature is ok but I still want it to be cooler. It is always displaying 42 C and I would like to lower it. I have not OC'd it. I know that 42 C isn't a big deal, but I would like to have a more efficient fan/HS anyway. I have three case fans (two exhaust fans in the back and one sucking air into the case on the side of the same). Does anyone know about a top of the line fan for my processor in order to keep it even cooler?
I want a better fan/heatsink (NOT the thermal paste since I think that means that you can't get the HS/Fan off anymore) for top $50.

Thank you.

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by Mark G / April 30, 2004 11:25 PM PDT
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Charlie when you remove heat sink to put on a better one with larger fan/heat sink, the paste isn't a glue.
you have to i repeat have to use it to make contact.

make sure you remove old and use a quality paste.

in the shop i work in i use Arctic silver a very thin coating on the heat sink the size of the chip i all thats needed

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Thanks Mark...
by Charlie Thunell PL&T / May 1, 2004 7:26 AM PDT
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But does that mean that the thermal paste doesn't dry?

And one more, what would be a good quality paste?

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by Mark G / May 1, 2004 10:07 AM PDT
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nope stays pasty:) artic silver is good but when you buy new heat sink most come with either a tube with paste or heat sink has a pad which is the transfer medium

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Here are a couple of links...
by Charlie Thunell PL&T / May 3, 2004 5:53 PM PDT
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Re:Here are a couple of links...
by Mark G / May 3, 2004 9:20 PM PDT

in my opinion the pastes are pastes i use the cheapy silver have had no probs.
and i dont know anything about that heat sink i use a stock amd recomended one for my computer

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by Bob__B / April 30, 2004 11:34 PM PDT
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Well if you want to play I doubt that you can go too far wrong with these folks.


Looks like around 20 bucks.

I suspect you will still need the thermal paste.

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by Bob__B / April 30, 2004 11:40 PM PDT
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After thought.

What happens to cpu temp if you take the fan on the side cover (input) and turn it around and make it exhaust?

A no cost test.

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