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Artic Silver question???

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#1
Would it be worth it?

Would it be worth it to remove the Heatsink from the CPU and replace the original goop with Artic Silver goop?

All my hardware is three weeks old, and the vendor of the 2500+ said that the original thermal paste is more than acceptable for my application (Slight overclock for Gaming, 200FSB x 10).

Present temps are (with 200FSB x 10 right now)

System: 31C/87F
CPU: 51C/123F

I do not know what acceptable/maximum temps are for this CPU.


Thanks in advance

Heeter
 

RagnaroK

Must be dreaming...
#2
IMO I'd rather save some cash and use the standard goop rather than all this "high-performance" stuff. It might knock off a few degrees, but I'd rather use that money to save up for a new video card or something. That's my 2 cents. :D
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#3
CPU temp under 65C is acceptable. Don't get too worried if it's around that temp, but be cautious with that CPU load.
For an average user (not overclocked) the temp is usually between 35-50C. It all depends where your box is located in the house.
 
#5
Originally posted by Ragnarok
IMO I'd rather save some cash and use the standard goop rather than all this "high-performance" stuff. It might knock off a few degrees, but I'd rather use that money to save up for a new video card or something. That's my 2 cents. :D
Arctic Silver costs about $5 - £3 :)
 

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