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Old 12-15-07, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Thermal right heatsinks.

I got the HR-11 and Ultra 120 E today.

Several questions about installation:

1. Should I use the thermal paste that came with the Ultra 120 E or the Arctic silver?

2. Is there a "correct" orientation for the Ultra 120? Is it symmetrical?

3. Is strapping on two fans really useless? I have two, the Noctua S12 and Silverstone F122.

4. Should the fans pull air from the heatsink or blow onto the HS?

5. Is 2 80mm case fans enough for exhausting air from the case?

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Old 12-15-07, 08:52 PM   #2
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I'm not even gonna start.

1. User the Silver. Works best, only Zalman is better than Arctic Silver

2. Best way is so the fan draws in air and spits it out back for a rear fan. Either way should do as long as it is vertical.

3. Two fans would be bad. Unless they are excatly the same you would create too much turbulence.

4. Blow into the Heat sink.

5. Yeah 2 80mm should be fine.

Post pics when you are done and we will give a yay or nay.
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Old 12-15-07, 08:59 PM   #3
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I'm not even gonna start.

1. User the Silver. Works best, only Zalman is better than Arctic Silver

2. Best way is so the fan draws in air and spits it out back for a rear fan. Either way should do as long as it is vertical.

3. Two fans would be bad. Unless they are excatly the same you would create too much turbulence.

4. Blow into the Heat sink.

5. Yeah 2 80mm should be fine.

Post pics when you are done and we will give a yay or nay.
How do you know which thermal paste is the best? Should I go out and get a tube of Zalman?

Should the thermal paste be 'remixed' so that the contents are all spread out in equilibrium?
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Old 12-15-07, 09:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: Thermal right heatsinks.

Just use the Arctic Silver.

What CPU is it? For best instructions see the Arctic Silver site. It's on the side of the tube.
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Old 12-15-07, 09:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: Thermal right heatsinks.

The zalman STG-1 he is referring to is actually a brush on type of paste. IMO the overall difference is so slim that the artic silver you have should be great. The paste has a good shelf life and shouldn't need to be mixed at all. It will be almost runny when it's brand new and with a small line across the center of the cpu it will spread right out.
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Old 12-15-07, 09:02 PM   #6
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Just use the Arctic Silver.

What CPU is it? For best instructions see the Arctic Silver site. It's on the side of the tube.
It's the E6600.
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Old 12-15-07, 09:03 PM   #7
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Guys on Newegg seem to boast that the zalman has a 5 to 10 degrees C difference over the AS?
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Old 12-15-07, 09:06 PM   #8
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http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._dual_wcap.pdf

There is the directions for the article on a dual core. I found them here: http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm
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Default Re: Thermal right heatsinks.

They are exaggerating (on newegg). The main difference is it doesn't need time to 'set' like AS5. After a week or so results will e the same.

Also try not to get it all over yourself, if you do make a mess, don't be tempted to lick it! Use a gentle soap like Dawn, or Palmolive.
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They are exaggerating (on newegg). The main difference is it doesn't need time to 'set' like AS5. After a week or so results will e the same.

Also try not to get it all over yourself, if you do make a mess, don't be tempted to lick it! Use a gentle soap like Dawn, or Palmolive.
Yea it might be 1 or 2 C better, but I highly doubt when it's properly applied it will be that much of a difference. Here is a link for AS5 verus STG-1 with set in time. http://www.tipidpc.com/viewtopic.php?tid=67101&page=1
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Old 12-15-07, 09:16 PM   #11
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They are exaggerating (on newegg). The main difference is it doesn't need time to 'set' like AS5. After a week or so results will e the same.

Also try not to get it all over yourself, if you do make a mess, don't be tempted to lick it! Use a gentle soap like Dawn, or Palmolive.
Why do you stress not to lick it? Is it poisonous?

Also, according to the article, the thermal paste doesn't need to cover the heatspreader from corner to corner? Is that true?

Also, I don't have all of those fancy chemicals for cleaning, can't I just wipe the old paste off with some paper towel?

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Old 12-15-07, 09:26 PM   #12
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Why do you stress not to lick it? Is it poisonous?
no, it is too delicious, you will become addicted and blow all your money on it. Don't say we didn't warn you.
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