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Should the Arctic Silver 5 be good for my setup?

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January 4, 2013 6:04:43 PM

SO i just upgraded to a i5-3570k(its on the way) and I was wondering if the Arctic Silver i just received today will help with the heat of the cpu, I use a Hyper 212+ with a HAF 912 with 3x120mm in and 1x120mm out and 1x200mm out. I am going to overclock this CPU as far as it will go(heat wise) so im just wondering if the Arctic Silver will be sufficient.

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January 4, 2013 6:05:56 PM

Yes ...
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January 4, 2013 10:38:11 PM

Trust me, you will start having voltage problems LONG before you reach the heat limit. I have a 3570k with a hyper 212 evo and arctic silver 5. 4.3 GHz, and it idles around 25C, 100% burn around 45-50C
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January 5, 2013 12:01:39 AM

Wow yeah I have a 8120 and at 4.7 I get a max of about 63c

Also what do you mean by voltage problems?
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January 5, 2013 1:36:32 AM

It gets difficult to keep the processor stable when you start having to make big voltage adjustments for extreme overclocks (4.8GHz+). It takes a ton of time and effort and testing.
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January 5, 2013 2:00:28 AM

yeah i had to run my cpu under 100% load for 12 hours to know if it was stable... does the thermal paste really matter that much?
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January 5, 2013 2:46:20 AM

Not all that much, no. It can make a difference of a few degrees for sure, but you aren't going to get anything drastic
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January 5, 2013 2:54:57 AM

About time you bought a decent cpu congrats bud and yes it's fine i do not use that kind but it will work.
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January 5, 2013 3:12:01 PM

bigcyco1 said:
About time you bought a decent cpu congrats bud and yes it's fine i do not use that kind but it will work.

XD yeah i have been having issues with my FPS in games so i decided it was a bottleneck... and yeah im glad to :D  upgrading to a z77-Extreme6 and i5-3570k
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January 5, 2013 3:12:44 PM

ChilledGrease said:
Not all that much, no. It can make a difference of a few degrees for sure, but you aren't going to get anything drastic

ok thanks, do you think the arctic silver will last longer before i have to reapply it?
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