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This review is from: Prolimatech PRO-PK3-1.5G Nano Aluminum High-Grade Thermal Compound in 1.5 Gram
Pros: This TIM performs much better than I expected.
I'm using it on a FX-6350 overclocked to 4 GHz with stock cooling, and am seeing about 5 to 7 degrees less under load. Games that would push it to 55-57C now stay at an even 50.
There's enough for about 5 applications. I've done 3 CPU's and 1 GPU, and still have some left over. Very impressive results on all of them. Took an old HP G62 Turion 2 laptop from 65 to 43 idle (it had a really cheap stock thermal pad).
Other Thoughts: This stuff is a little harder to apply than most because it's almost clay like. You can't use the dab and smash technique. It's so thick that it has to be spread out evenly by hand (comes with a little card to help).READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This card is actually over-clocked by default. The core is at 1050 MHz, and the memory is at 1250 MHz. The box came with the driver CD and two Molex to 6-pin adapters. The cards condition was clean and dust free, though you could tell it had been used.
It's pulling 30-40 frames per second in Wildstar Open Beta on ULTRA setting. I'm using it with an FX-6350 processor, MSI-970A-G46 motherboard, and 8 gigs of PC1866 memory.
Cons: None so far, though I just fired it up.
Other Thoughts: I almost thought this card was DOA. My system would not even POST when I plugged it in. After some Googling, I found that some people had the same problem, and fixed it by updating their motherboard BIOS. So I pop'd my old card back in, went through the processes of updating the BIOS, and then reinstalled the 7870. It worked perfectly.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Vantec Iceberq Copper VGA And Chipset Cooling Kit - Model CCB-A1C
Pros: This little kit is great. Installing it should be done by a pro. You could easily mess up your mother board, or incorrectly reassemble something if it's your first time inside a computer.
The fan on my MSI K8N Neo4 motherboard had gone out a while ago, and when I found this replacement, I was worried about the fit, but since it's cheap, I figured I'd risk it.
I'm not writing an installation guide, but i know what I'm doing, and It fit perfectly. I have a large fully encased XFX 9800GTX+ video card that literally sits right on top of this thing and clears it by 1-2mm.
It runs silently. (It should, it's new).
I was able to put the smaller of the other two heat sinks to use. I stuck it to the on board network adapter with the provided 3m heat double stick heat tape.
The whole kit is a good value. Comes with the fan/heatsink, new push pins, liquid thermal compound, 2 extra heat sinks with sized 3m thermal double stick tape.
Cons: As far as performance, no complaints thus far. It's one of those things that i really like and i hope it lasts well.
Installation will be hard for someone that can't build their own PC from parts.