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Claude_Ballz
12-17-00, 11:11 AM
OK, this may sound really dumb, and I assure you, I'm not a newbie, but I've seen some ads for CPUs (specifically PIII 800 Socket 370), and they say "comes with gel". Now I know some people apply this stuff before putting on the heatsink and fan, and what I'm asking is: Does Anyone out there recommend using it or no? So far I've always used slot 1's so this is a little new to me.
Thanx in Advance!!

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freckmoto
12-17-00, 11:50 AM
I assume you are referring to thermal compound. Use it, it can result in great temp. decreases http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif

Freckmoto

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Merc
12-17-00, 01:13 PM
Yeah i recommend using it because it helps the heat transfer between the CPU and the Heatsink No matter How flat the Heatsink it There are still many gaps where heat stays there. The Thermal Compound depends what you get can lower it atleast 1-2 Degress Celcius.

Claude_Ballz
12-18-00, 07:43 AM
Thanx Guys!

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jdblitz
12-18-00, 03:42 PM
go with arctic silver, its worth the xtra $$
find it HERE (http://www.plycon.com/grease.htm)

[This message has been edited by jdblitz (edited 12-18-2000).]

freckmoto
12-18-00, 07:38 PM
I dont agree on the artic silver note. It may sometimes bring down temp, however, you cant use as much of it because of its electrical conductivity. Many people say that you should use a very small amount, but the people of the OCZ store suggest that using more, as long as its not conductive, can bring temps down. Also, I have tryed artic silver, and it didn't even bring my temp down a degree. Though some may have different experiences.

Freckmoto

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Abit KT7 RAID
Duron 600 @ 1000mhz
OCZ Monster 2 Heatsink
256mb PC133 Infineon 222
10 gig
TNT2
Aureal Vortex 2

Merc
12-18-00, 07:45 PM
I have read many reviews and artic silver comes up being the BEST.

freckmoto
12-18-00, 11:09 PM
In moderation, yes arctic silver is.

Freckmoto

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Abit KT7 RAID
Duron 600 @ 1000mhz
OCZ Monster 2 Heatsink
256mb PC133 Infineon 222
10 gig
TNT2
Aureal Vortex 2