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    I just did another cpu change and decided to a little more permanent solution.. I put a penny instead of the cardboard. I still have a little play when I twist it but overall my cpu temps have dropped over 5c with this particular cpu. I honestly think the cardboard was a better solution than the penny cuz I wants able to twist the hs as much before. Either way this is working quite well.





    Edit: As you can see the hs is not totally level in this pic but I have fixed that now.
    Edit2: Resized for the complainers out there

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    Thanks for the pic, this should give everyone a good idea on how much to add. I bet we will see some creative shims

    A US silver dollar should work pretty well
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    Damn dude, no need to post a full 6 MP image. Download photo resizer from:

    http://www.rw-designer.com/picture-resize

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    how big should the cardboard be? or how thick.
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    Thanks for the tips, Eric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graysky View Post
    Damn dude, no need to post a full 6 MP image. Download photo resizer from:

    http://www.rw-designer.com/picture-resize
    This is getting off topic but you can just use the image resizer that microsoft provides with their power toys. That way u can just right click to change photo sizes.

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe
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    @xenoasd I'd say a min of 1/8" but since your using cardboard you might want to go a little thicker cuz it'll compress..

    I am on Vista so image resizer wont work.

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    I think some nice steal brackets in an X will do perfectly

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    I tried this today with a big fender washer. It's a little over 1/8th inch thick. Worked pretty well, I can barely move the heatsink now. It's only been running about an hour, but temps are the same as before. My temps were good already, so I don't know if I can improve them much. This is with dpad running. Stresses about the same as wcg, not quite as much as orthos.
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    AFAIR, Image resizer does work and there is Vista Powertoys.

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    do i need to re-apply thermal paste after i put a penny under the bracket? I just unscrewed, place, then rescrew. I didn't lift the HSF though.

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    If you didnt pull the hs off you should be ok..

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    You've done something similar to what I typed here a few days ago http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=144423&page=2 glad you got it sorted but TR really need to revise the bracket as a lot of people are reporting problems with the HS not being secure.

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    that looks pretty nice to bad i use the tuniq

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    Nothing wrong w/ the Tuniq. I only get slightly better temps w/ the TR, but it looks a lot better IMO. I too have a moving mount. Perhaps some of that soft foam used in mobo boxes would be a good alternative here. I picked up something similar from Michael's when I had to replace the Tuniq's back plate mount.

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    i just installed my ultra-120 extreme.. sheeze its freaking loose~!, what kind of washer and size should i use ? (i proberly use a penny if i cant find the right washer)
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    Just replaced my ninja ver B with the ultra 120 extreme today. I'm seeing a 11C difference so far. I think I messed up my ninja really bad though . About a 4-5C difference from before I messed up my ninja. The ultra 120 extreme I got came without the washer and is pretty loose. I will have to add a washer/penny in later.
    Last edited by wfp; 06-04-2007 at 04:02 PM.

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    Also got the new rev. without the washer and it's loose.

    Which is the best way to go, penny or cardboard??
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    I'd say go with the cardboard it gives more friction for less movement. Just make sure you add enough cuz it's going to compress when you screw the bracket down.

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    OK, then how much is enough?
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    I'd say a little over an 1/8".

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    Ok, thanks. I'll try that tomorrow. I installed my Ultra-120 Extreme yesterday and right now i'm running stock and hitting 45c on load, which i think is too high. The ihs is lapped and i have really good airflow in the case.
    Think I will lap the heatsink too tomorrow while i'm at it...
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    Seems I've ben lucky, I just installed the 120 extreme today, and its a solid fit.

    My temps arent great though, but probably due to it being like a sauna in my room, with rubbish airflow in the case.
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    I decided to switch out the plastic washer I was using with a dime today.

    Set up with plastic washer. Twisted the hsf a bit in the picture.


    This is the plastic washer I was using before. I guess since it has the hole to accommodate the screw that is on the x clamp, it really only added 1mm more thickness.


    With the newly added dime.



    Looks like a huge improvement When I was running orthos yesterday, I was getting 58-59C at load. Today after I added the dime, it is currently going back and forth at 52-54C after 60 mins of orthos. Temps measured with core temp .94.
    Last edited by wfp; 06-05-2007 at 02:50 PM.

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    5-6c drop on load is huge, nice going
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