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    ac7+as5

    I have a ga p35 dsr3, e6750, arctic freezer pro 7, i would just like to know if i should use my arctic silver5 compound on the cpu once it is in place before putting the arctic pro7 on it, as the ac7 has gunk pre applied?

    (it says in one manual to apply the compound but i have been told it is not necessary, so im not sure if applying it would be 'too much' thermal compound)

    and am i right in facing the fan to the back of the case so that the heat dissapates through the back case fan?

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    • bigpun69's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 B3 Stepping @ 3.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2Gb 800MHZ Crucial Ballistix @ 1000MHz 5-5-5-15
      • Storage:
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    I'd remove the 'gunk' that comes pre applied and just add the AS5 to the cpu heat spreader

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    im not very experienced with applying as5 and dont want to apply the wrong amount (i have read the site instructions) but i bought it just incase i had to reseat it, BUT if it is worth doing then i may consider it?

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    • bigpun69's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 B3 Stepping @ 3.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2Gb 800MHZ Crucial Ballistix @ 1000MHz 5-5-5-15
      • Storage:
      • 500Gb Samsung SATA and 320Gb SATA Raid
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTX Factory OC @ 600/1900MHz
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 620w Modular
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Kandalf LCS with 500L/h pump, triple 120mm radiator
      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" Benq LCD and 32" Widescreen Hitachi
      • Internet:
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    It's known the lower temperatures and is no doubt better than the rubish that is usually pre applied. Its easy to apply too, just take your time and down push too hard on the syringe If you apply too much just wipe it clean immedietly with a lint free cloth.

    There's not much to go wrong really, just rememebr to apply it to the cpus heat spreader and not the heatsink.

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    The thing is the 'preapplied rubbish' on the arctic cooler is actually fantastic. It is the stuff that arctic cooling makes and it is better than AS 5. There is a review somewhere but I cannot remember for the life of me where it is!
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    thanks guys i think il stick to stock gunk for now and only use it if i need to reseat, also am i right in saying the fan faces the ram sticks <i.e the front of the case>

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    I agree with menthel, I too have heard that it's good quality stuff.

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    • bigpun69's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 B3 Stepping @ 3.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2Gb 800MHZ Crucial Ballistix @ 1000MHz 5-5-5-15
      • Storage:
      • 500Gb Samsung SATA and 320Gb SATA Raid
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTX Factory OC @ 600/1900MHz
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 620w Modular
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Kandalf LCS with 500L/h pump, triple 120mm radiator
      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" Benq LCD and 32" Widescreen Hitachi
      • Internet:
      • 4Mb
    I stand corrected! Oopsie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingofpain View Post
    thanks guys i think il stick to stock gunk for now and only use it if i need to reseat, also am i right in saying the fan faces the ram sticks <i.e the front of the case>
    the fan should be phyiscally located on the side of the ram sticks - it should be blowed towards the back of the case though




    like this (an older model but the principal is the same)

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