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Old 10th January, 2002, 03:08 AM
Colin Colin is offline
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Despite the large surface area, GPU chips are usually concave which makes thermal grease more important. Also the video card used has an internal diode which is much more accurate than an in socket thermistor or probe on the side of a CPU die.

The socket thermistor problem has been solved. Read this from pHaestus at Void Your Warranty and this from Joe at Overclockers. I particularly like Joes final words "Why some continue to insist that the in-socket diode is an acceptable test instrument is beyond me. "

Another review of Arctic Silver 3 can be found at Meet the Geek.
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