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jhemfl

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I use my BIOS system monitor, says it runs at 50C.


Should I really use arctic cooling MX-2 over arctic silver 5? artic silver 5 is so popular.


But yea, I want to order my heatsink today, what should I buy?
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If you're not planning on pushing your CPU any further then 3.6GHz, the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm will be more then enough.
It's a cheaper cooler, but really seems to do well.

Yes, get the arctic cooling MX-2 over the Arctic Silver 5, unless you have already purchased that Arctic Silver 5.
As the MX-2 becomes more well known, you'll begin to hear more and more people suggest it. It really is superior.
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Yeah, I'm not going to do any extreme overclocking. Not until my next rig probably.


I went ahead and ordered the MX-2, I hadn't submitted the order when I read your post so I changed it. How would I go about applying it? Thin layer over the entire heatspreader or a line over the core like it says on the site?
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But a little dab about the size of a grain of rice in the middle of your CPU. When the CPU is pressed agaist the heatsink it'll spread properly by itself.
Remember, to much TIM/thermal paste will insulate the heat, to little will result in poor heat transfer between the parts. In other words you need to get it just right.
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