December 31st, 2003, 01:44 AM
how much does arctic silver help?
What kind of difference is there in heat dissipation between regular thermal grease and arctic silver?
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December 31st, 2003, 02:02 AM
Not much difference at all. One will maybe last longer is about it.
December 31st, 2003, 03:37 AM
i am no expert but from a variety of reading and posts in various forums AS vs paste/grease does provide a difference of a couple degrees celsius.
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December 31st, 2003, 03:51 AM
The consistancy is also quite different. I've applied the el'cheapo stuff and I've also applied Arctic Silver 2 & 5.
The el'cheapo stuff is comparible to whipped cream in a can, which lacks volume. Whilst the Arctic Silver was more like double cream and quite rich.
In my oppinion, the density would account for something.
December 31st, 2003, 04:55 PM
The only thermal paste I've ever seen that really makes much difference (compared to the generic white stuff) is Shin Etsu.
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January 5th, 2004, 06:36 PM
oh, a whole 3 deg C now wetling?
January 5th, 2004, 06:52 PM
yes krupted but its better going down 3C than up 3C lol
January 5th, 2004, 07:10 PM
bah! if 3deg is killing your system you have other problems...... or stop trying to make that 1700+ a 3200!
well, some have i guess
January 5th, 2004, 07:21 PM
lol i suppose but if i lost 3C it would take my temp from 52C down to 49C whic seems not a bad drop lol.
But then again mabee i should give up trying to make my duron a Barton 3200+ lol
January 5th, 2004, 07:26 PM
Martin, I'm just curious, but did you ever try to enable the rest of the cache on your duron? If so how did it go?
January 5th, 2004, 08:04 PM
tryed it and it didnt work i couldnt get it to enable, my duron was a newer one with the laminated coating thing over the top and even after i scrached that off i couldnt get it. but now that you have reminded me i think ill give it another go tomorow as its to late tonight 12:05AM and ive got school tomorow, well acctually today!!
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