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 02/22/2004 05:43 PM
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Is there anyone who got the Asus K8V and tried to install the Zalman 7000 CU ?
I found that the 'in box' fan from my Athlon XP 64 3200+ quite noisy. (I can hear it since recently).

Is there any incompatibility with that motherboard.
I plan to remove the previous fan, is someone already tried to remove the 'in box' fan and replace by the Zalman 7000 CU ?

Are you using the 'full speed mode' or the normal speed mode ?
I've got the Thermaltake Xaser with 7 fans.

Thanks;

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 02/22/2004 08:56 PM
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I put in the CU7000 on my K8V and all seems well so far. The temperature, curiously enough, is higher than the stock fan/sink but is not as volatile. Mine runs about 34 idle (used to be 30) but goes no higher than 39 running full tilt (used to be higher). I decided not to install their fanmate thing which may be the reason for the higher temperature. Maybe I'll put that in at some point and give it a go.

Another thing I noticed with the CU7000 is that its base doesn't cover the whole CPU. I'm looking to take the stock sink and fashion the copper base into a chip sized piece and put that in between the CPU and CU7000 giving the complete CPU a sink. When I figure out how to grind it or cut it down to size, I'll give it a go. The key will be making it all flat and smooth.

Looks good next to my Vantec Copper memory sinks too !
 02/22/2004 11:15 PM
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I think I may have solved the added temperature 'feature' too. When I bought what I thought was Arctic 5, I actually bought Antec Formula 5 thinking it would do just as well. Looking at the specs, its nowhere near as good !
I'll be reseating with Arctic 5 soon. This should bring the temperature down and it'll be interesting to how much less than the stock heatsink and fan.
 02/23/2004 05:42 AM
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Ok, so, I just have to remove the fan, clean the CPU, and remove also the previous backplate and also the 'frame' around the processor and then install the kit.

Sounds ok for me.

And compared to the stock fan, is it really quieter ?

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 02/23/2004 05:46 AM
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There is already a thermal grease with the CU kit, so you suggest to use an Artic 5 instead ?
Actually i'm living in the UK, and the shop' ">http://www.thecoolingshop.com/ where I bought seems to have it

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 02/23/2004 07:54 AM
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Funny that you are getting higher temps than the stock HSF. I'm getting MUCH lower temps than with the stock HSF, although I have an MSI board. I would also check your application of thermal paste. I use Arctic Silver 3 (although 5 is out and prolly better).

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 02/23/2004 01:29 PM
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I just ordered a couple of tubes of Arctic 5 so I'll keep you posted on the temperature side of things.
As a guideline, how much of that stuff should I put on ? 1mm ? 0.5mm ?

From an earlier comment, I tried installing their Fan Mate and all it did was give me CPU Fan error on POST because it didn't spin up straight away. Didn't see a difference in my temperature at the highest speed. I don't notice the noise and think it is actually quiter than the stock fan. My side fan makes more noise than both anyway, drowning them out. Another thing on my list !
 02/24/2004 10:52 AM
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Ah ok, so don't install the fan mate.

Anyway, I'm using the 'Cool n' Quiet' thing.
I think it is not recommended with the fan mate.

In fact, I noticed that one of the fans case of the Thermaltake which is over the CPU caused the noise.

This fan takes the air from outside. But the CPU, which is straight below it, is throwing air in the opposite direction.

So it seems that they were conflicting and altered the CPU fan speed (leading to the noise).

I've disabled so it's much better. My 7000CU has been dispatched from the warehouse , so I will give a shot soon.

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 02/24/2004 11:07 AM
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Flip the outside fan so it acts like a turbine for the cpu fan. Suck it right out.

I have the CNPS7000A-AlCu, with Arctic Ceramique... love it. I do not use Fan Mate or Cool n' Quiet.

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 02/24/2004 11:51 AM
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So what you saying is that you are sucking the air off the CPU? Were your temps a lot lower? What difference does it make in degrees C?

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 02/24/2004 12:02 PM
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I don't have a side fan, but that should work.

PS: Pilot 4 Mod in 2004.... lol

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 02/24/2004 05:05 PM
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Actually the cpu is cold : 28 C and MB is 32 C. (Without that 'fan' over the CPU that blowed over the CPU) . After playing 15mn at UT2004, the CPU is at 40C and drop fast to 28C again. And this is with the stock fan ...

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 02/25/2004 02:37 PM
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Ok received the zalman today.
i've removed the stock fan but how to remove the backplate from the k8v ? it is attached to it, and seems hard to remove.
how did you do that ?


Update:
Ok backplate removed. Just install the two supports, and push slowly .. Then the backplate is removed slowly.
So now it's installed, using the provided thermal grease. Seems to be at 25/26 C at idle. not bad. And it's much quieter

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 02/28/2004 01:48 PM
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After a strange week with much aggressiveness (it must be the Moon phase), I've finally managed to find time to apply the Arctic Silver. I followed the instructions at their site and straight away I've lost 5 degress C. It's now running at 29 degrees idle and having run Sandra Burn in, runs at 36.5 max. It cools back down pretty quickly too. I'm happy. I basically had way too much of the other stuff on there. Next is to sort the Zalman Heat pipe out that I also put way too much on !
 02/28/2004 02:28 PM
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Yeah that sounds right because I have the AlCu model that's a little warmer than you.

I went with Arctic Ceramique as well, but good stuff with the Silver! Enjoy!

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 02/28/2004 02:45 PM
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QUOTE (Pilot @ Feb 28 2004, 11:28 AM) Yeah that sounds right because I have the AlCu model that's a little warmer than you.

I went with Arctic Ceramique as well, but good stuff with the Silver! Enjoy!
Pilot, I'd heard that the Ceramique didn't actually dissipate as well. What are your current experiences with it? Same with AS5, actually. I'd also heard that AS3 was the best bet from them, but I've seen many reviews where Nanotherm actually did better.

Just curious to see what your comments are Not looking for any sort of argument.
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