shoulod i use the Zalman thermal paste or go buy some artic silver..

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by VenomXt, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    got my 64 bit 3500 (venice) today will be putting it in with everything later. The Zalman 7700 is one heavy MTF lol. But i think the way the mount it will be perfect. Uses a backplate and just screws onto the board basically.

    Ok now for my question. The Zalman 7700 came with a small tube of its own thermal paste (Zalman brand) now im wondering if i should use this or go buy some artic silver.. Like i said this thing requires you remove the mobo to mess with it so i want to do it the best way i can. On the tube it says Zalman thermal grease (CSL 850)

    What you guys think?
     
  2. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    imho... I have never seen (using Asus probe) any noticeable difference in CPU temp changes when using either artic silver or no-name brand thermal pastes...

    and before anyone flames me, yes i know the Asus probe isnt 100% accurate but who cares so long as it is relatively close...

    post some pics or screen captures if you plan on OCing..
     
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  3. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    the only think i think is the zalman is a premium fan.. Its got to be good thermal paste they pride themselves in quiet and cool.

    And when i start thew overclocking you guys will see alll thew screen shots. im learning about all the voltages and such will need help. just looking forward to that first run on pc mark and 3dmark 2005