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Opteron IHS removal

Postby Midlife Chav » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:40 pm

Ok guys i am interested in learning something, The massive heat spreader that comes on your A64 and opterons can be remove to apprently give it a better overclock, now i was wondering will the naked core need water cooling? or can i just bolt my Arctic cooler straight on to it? hmm might give this a go on my old sempron!
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Postby aussiejunior » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:53 pm

if u leave it as a naked core it will blow up indefinatley. Before u put on another cooler make sure u always allpy thermal paste. I reccomend the Artic Silver 5. U don't have to use water cooling to overclock.
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Postby Midlife Chav » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:04 am

Ok so if i pull the head of it so to speak.... then grease it up and plonk my Arctic cooler on then it will work? i thought that the heatsink had to much strapping power for the naked core? i need clarification!!!

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Postby Ripshod » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:31 am

The gain is obvious. One thermal barrier compared to two! Think about it, it is surely more efficient and effective?

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To explain myself more clearly, the actual contact point between two materials will always be, to any extent, a thermal junction, with thermal resistance no matter what it's greased or bonded with. One less layer will always give better thermal conduction.
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Postby Midlife Chav » Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:04 am

exactly! besides it is a provenfact and there is plenty of info on the net about i know a guy that is selling an opty 148 with the ihs removed but i wasnt sure if i needed water cooling or wether i could just do a straight swap for my 3200 with ihs.

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Postby Tulatin » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:59 am

IIRC, the arctic cooler uses clips, so no, you can't do it.

The easiest way to go is to get four "idiot pads" which are little neoprane disks, much like what you saw on athlon xps. Then, it's just a matter of using a screw down sink, and voila.
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