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Post by infinitevalence » Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:23 pm

So i finaly got some AS5 about a mth ago, i have been reluctant to put it on my system, mostly because im lazy and dont want to remove the heatsink and clean the cpu again. but i finaly did it tonight and all i can say is damn, i got like a 7 deg drop in temp and it has not even set in yet. if your using anything other than AS3 or AS5 then you need to switch.
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Post by LVCapo » Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:46 pm

What have you been using? Hell, knowing you and how creative you are, you've probably been using grape jelly or something.
There is actually some new stuff out that is supposed to be better than AS, I can't remember the name, but it is water based, believe it or not. There is also some guy on a forum that is trying to market his own stuff, not sure what it is, but I'm sure someone can figure a better formula than anything currently out there....theres a challenge to those lab freaks...Nate

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Post by infinitevalence » Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:50 pm

I was using Ceramique i had no idea how much better the AS5 would work. I figured maybe 2-3deg diff from Ceramique to AS3/5 guess i was way off.
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Post by Xerxes » Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:57 am

interesting since in most reviews they were within 2-3c of each other. i've never tried ceramique just alumina and it seems to work similar to as3.

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Post by infinitevalence » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:45 pm

Well im now running stable at 2383mhz and under 50c which i would have never been at with out the AS5. The only thing that sucks is how much voltage my mobile requires to get there, its at 1.85v now.
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Post by LVCapo » Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:57 pm

yeah, its usually 2-3C drop, but maybe you just put it on perfectly or something. Anyway, I've seen people having to go up to 2.0V to get where you are, and 1.85 V sounds about right, sounds like you need water to me (or a new system)

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Post by infinitevalence » Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:27 pm

well i hope soon to use the koolance case you sent to cool my xp, i just got a replacement skt a clip for the water block. what i need to do now is fabricate a new housing, im thinking it will end up looking alot like the koolance exos, im going to use the top of the koolance case and some of the other parts as the frame and then use aluminum for the exterior housing. but thats down the road some.
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Post by FZ1 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:22 am

The good news is it tastes good too! :sick:
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Post by Illuminati » Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:31 pm

I found some Geil copper-based thermal compound on the net... so that's what I'm currently using... but I have no idea how it compares to AS3/5 because I don't have those to compare it to...

However, if anyone wants to review thermal compound, I'd be willing to throw one of my copper-based tubes in the mail to ya... ;)
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Post by infinitevalence » Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:33 pm

I will do it, and i got a very large AS5 tube i can loan you if you want to try that.
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