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Old 06-09-07, 03:02 AM   #13
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Default Re: Ultra-120 Extreme what paste

Yeap, the HS is convex and I had to lap mine as well.
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Old 06-11-07, 05:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: Ultra-120 Extreme what paste

is the ultra-120 extreme still a bit loose on a 775 socket or have they fixed that,
if not ,does lapping make it worse??

Maybe the looseness is due to the warped sink??
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Old 06-11-07, 07:08 PM   #15
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Default Re: Ultra-120 Extreme what paste

As big as it is I was skeptical about how stable it would be with the mount. But it seems to be very stable but I would not want to tote it around to lan parties.

Lapping should not make any difference other than make it more stable as by lapping you are increasing the contact surface area of the sink and Core2's contact area. That is if it was uneven, concave/convex, to begin with. Mine was rough toward one corner which 30-35 minutes of lapping (block sanding) through 4 grits of wet/dry sanding paper took out to nice and level.

Edit: I should have taken some pics but I figured there were some up on the net somewhere. Anyway, on looseness I have read somewhere complaints about that and I did check after installation for any looseness and found none. Yes, you can twist the sink CW or CCW to some degree but it is a large sink with mass. Overall, I found the installation acceptable for such a large heatsink and the cooling results are very good which they should be for the price.
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Default Re: Ultra-120 Extreme what paste

Just got my Ultra-120 Extreme. Bought the heatsink combo from pccasegear. Comes with the Ultra-120 and a silent scythe 120mm fan. Just installed it on my Quaddy. Idle temps went from 50c down to 25. Load went from 60ish to 35max. It's an amazing cooler. Equal to the reserator it seems. Although the reserator is cooler under load.

Better update the sig. Nice to move back to air and have a case I can move around. The Reserator made taking my PC to Moms for holidays or LANs impossible.

On a side note. I <3 my budget quad core setup. It's been so stable and easy to manage. Glad I went with Abit again... Even though I now have a fata1ity branded board (Not my bag baby). the nforce650 boards are really nice and 1/2 the price of the 680is!
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Old 07-10-07, 09:38 PM   #17
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Seems the price turned some off but that was their mistake. The one in my sig is the slowest of the 3 I have running on the chipset and that's because I have had no need to push it. I use e6600's on all 3 and all run stable at about any speed I need for now. I was wondering about the Quads and I see you using one so I don't have to wonder any more.
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Default Re: Ultra-120 Extreme what paste

I have an Ultra 120 extreme but I don't have the system to put it in yet.

I have a tube of AS5 i'll be using though.
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Doing some reverse engineering, huh?
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got one sitting on a q6600 right @3450 using AS5, i could be going higher but my rams stopping me, and i dont wanna get into the whole divider thing, and kill my performance
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