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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:22 am 
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I'm upgrading and going to buy a AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz (along with new MB, video card, etc...).

I've read that this 939 chips run cooler, but I cannot find what they are referencing. Is it to Intel chips or older AMD chips (like my Barton 2500+).

As you can see from my sig I run a Silentboost HSF w/AS5 for the thermal paste. Idle is around 42deg C, and load is around 47deg C (running Battlefield 2).

Do you think temps for my new 3700 will be around the same?

Is the AMD supplied (retail) heatsink/fan combo good enough? What about the thermal pad? Should I clean it off and just apply some Arctic Silver?

One last question... How long is Arctic Silver good for? I've got a tube I bought 2 years ago and only used it for that one build so I've got a ton left.

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If you're not overclocking the stock is fine, if it wasn't why would they supply it?

The new chip will run about the same temps as present, maybe less. I have a feeling the silent boost won't fit the 939, but I'm not sure.

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Like Rob said the retail hs&f and thermal pad work well even up to moderate overclocking.
Your temps should be a little lower than the 2500 Barton even with the aftermarket hs&f you have.

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Thanks for the info.

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I have tubes of Arctic Silver that are 4 years old and they still work as advertised, so I wouldn't worry abou it, even though I couldn't find any info about it's shelf life. 8)

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