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UNSUAL thermal grease application question

  • Heatsinks
  • Zalman
  • Overclocking
Last response: in Overclocking
June 10, 2007 7:34:57 PM

I wanted to know you're opions about aplying thermal grease onto the heatpipes of the heatsink itself ( for example in a zalman 9500 )

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June 10, 2007 8:25:40 PM

It's a waste of grease, and it would probably raise your temps.

The point of thermal grease is to improve the contact between the IHS on a cpu and the heatspreader on the hsf. The only thing applying paste to the heatpipes would do is insulate them. Which is bad...
June 12, 2007 12:24:19 AM

about aplying thermal grease onto the heatpipes

Yes, Thick heavy paste all over the pipes.
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June 12, 2007 1:09:01 AM

This is why we use thermal paste.

June 13, 2007 6:33:07 AM

depends on where, you *can* see some increase if you have a HSF with heat pipes that are sandwiched between 2 copper blocks as a base by removing the top one, putting a lil bit of thermal paste in then replacing it.