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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SloHands, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. SloHands

    SloHands Thread Starter

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    Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro to be used to cool an Intel E2180 CPU. This cooler comes with a pre-installed paste onboard.

    My question here is.......... "Is this a good option or should I clean it and use a different product." :confused:

    In the past the builds I have done required my adding the paste. I've not tried this pre-installed paste option until now. What I'm looking for is the most efficient cooling since I intend OCing over 3.0. At times I've had to clean and reapply paste several times to get good results. :( I'd much rather not go through that if I can avoid it. ;)
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    A great thermal paste is arctic silver and can be bought on eBay for around £3-£5.
     
  3. BG-0

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    The pre-applied solution is sufficient for most. If you wanted the best cooling, you'd better spend the extra money and effort on a bigger cooler, not the best possible thermal paste. Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer, for example, would really give some edge, a better thermal paste would decrease temps ~1-5 C.
     
  4. SloHands

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    Thanks Guy's. Pretty much as I suspected would be the answers I'd get. Old age has me on the lazy side of doing things, I guess. I'll go with the pre-installed paste thing just to see how it goes. I can always do a different process. Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Grease is another option I have to work with.
     
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