Well...I finally finished modifying a Volcano 7+ to fit on my Soyo Dragon MOBO. I must say the results were well worth it. I had been running the stock cooler supplied by AMD for my 1.4 Tbird. This, I believe, is the hottest cpu known to man. I applied Arctic silver 3 to the die before I put on the cooler and voila'. At 100% CPU load I saw a drop of OVER 19 DEGREES C!!! I had been running at 56 and now I'm at a balmy 37. That is so sweet!!! Now I have some headroom to crank up the multiplier. Of course, I have the fan on the high speed setting. It is much louder than the stock fan. However, the medium speed produces the same noise level as the stock and still lowers the temp to 41 degrees at 100% load. THe low speed sounds about as load as your average churchmouse and still outperforms the stock cooler by cooling the cpu down to 46 degrees. This is a good solid produc for the money. The only complaint I have is that the clip is inadequate for how heavy it is.
i just bought valcano 7+ n arctic silver 3..but i didnt see any performance yet.. the temp just managed to drop 7 celcius... i just applied arctic silver 3...shud i wait for several days just like what is stated at the arctic silver website to see a big drop in temp???
it depends on the cooling already in your system, do you have secondary exhaust fans in your tower, what CPU are you running & just how accurate is the temp reading off the mobo sensor, accuracy for this can be off by quite a bit...
no-one shouts louder than someone who is being ignored, or in the case of techies, to be heard over the noise of their PC's ;-)