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Should i change the H80 stock thermal paste

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January 2, 2012 11:39:23 PM

I just bought a corsair H80 liquid cooler for my pc. I also bought Antec FORMULA 7 thermal paste i was wondering whether i should leave the stock paste or replace it with my Antec FORMULA 7. BTW i am overclocking.


My system

Motherboard: EVGA Classified SR-2 270-WS-W555-A2

graphics card: double SLI EVGA 012-P3-2068-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) EVGA 01G-P3-1361-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) as a dedicated phyx card

Ram:2 CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000

cpu: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X

case:Corsair Obsidian Series 800D

psu: EVGA Classified SR-2 1200W
My baby

out side of case

monitor: SAMSUNG MD230X6 Black 23" 1920 x 1080 (each) 8ms (GTG

mouse: Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1

keyboard: Logitech G510


plz help thnx :D 




January 3, 2012 12:31:52 AM

How are you running an sr2 board with a 3960x? Doesn't make sense as the sr2 board was for xeons....But you don't need to change the thermal paste yet.
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January 3, 2012 12:49:15 AM

I have the same cooler and it works just fine with the stock paste, my i2600k is overclocked to 4,6Ghz and when i stress test the cpu it tops out at 63c.
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