What the hell is with Arctic silver 3?
Posted 14 January 2003 - 01:53 AM
here is an alternate to thermal grease if any peeps have the gumption.
when u lap both hs and processor very very flat they will wring together.
hold the 2 together and twist 90 deg or so and the hs will pickup the processor (by creating a vacuum)
when this works then u dont need thermal grease.
safeguard your machine until u get good at this. also it's very hard to do with the processors that have clips instead of 4 screws (like the secc type) because it's very easy to break the seal.
i ran a p3 700 @ 800 for 2 years that way
temps stayed around 110f at load (had a giant hs/fan on it though)
just a fun fact
Posted 14 January 2003 - 09:09 PM
Posted 20 January 2003 - 07:08 AM
I didn't know what was going on until I realized that AS "separates"
The only solution that I could find was to squeeze off some into a paper towel first to get to the "good" stuff.
Now my CPU is 102 idle and 109 under a load. (With a Swiftech MC462)
Before it was 120 idle and 131 under a load.
Posted 04 February 2003 - 03:45 AM
If you let the clear liquid stay on the die it causes higher temps.
(And some strange bubbling of the AS paste on the die too after a while of usage.)
I have not had temps "creep up" on me with AS once I got it applied correctly without the "clear liquid" on the cpu die.