Maybe, but the difference between AS3 and toothpaste isn't that big.Decker87 said:You MIGHT see a 15C difference between Zalman Grease and peanut butter. Maybe.
Praetorius said:I just compared the performance of the two and Zalman's thermal grease worked dramatically better.
With Arctic Silver 5: 53°C
With Zalman grease: 38°C
The Zalman grease is the same stuff included with their HSFs.
IVE DONE THAT EXACT THING! only 3 of the 4 clips on my xp120 were pushed down. i could still run stock speeds really well though . we all make mistakes. its no biggyPraetorius said:Guess what? I fucked up big time.
I just realized while fumbling with the mobo again that when I mounted the HSF with the Arctic Silver 5 spread on the CPU the first time, the shitty clips that hold the HSF assembly must have been completely popped out on one side. Essentially the HSF was slightly tilted and only partially making contact with the CPU! I ran it like that for a couple of days. I can't believe it didn't fry it!!
I reveal myself to you all... as a total tard.
*takes a bow*