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Old 08-13-2007, 07:14 PM  
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Originally Posted by magbarn View Post
I was taking apart my C6 yesterday and I was thinking about putting a thin layer of heatsink grease between the cooling head and engine button for better heat transfer. Anyone ever tried this before? Guess I can try it on my old nova first to see if it lowers engine temps.
I've tried, I put Arctic silver but nothing improved, and engine will look messy after a while, after it mixed with dripped after run oils WD-40 etc..why computer need it? it's because the heatsink only hold by it's retainer clip, so not much pressure applied between heatsink and processor so you'll need to fill the gap. you shouldn't put thermal paste to engine it's because direct metal to metal contact is better in tranferring heat since the heatsink contact with button and sleeve is damn firm. just my 2 cents.
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