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I saw at the beginning of this thread that Edge says he's using Goof Off to clean his thermal compounds off. I've been using the same can of this for 2 yrs now and it totally disolves all the thermal compounds I've tried it on immediately. Just a very small squirt, wipe with paper towel and it's gone. Warning though, I tried some of it on a monitor case to remove some sticker residue and it melted the plastic. Doesn't affect mobos or cpus though.

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I saw at the beginning of this thread that Edge says he's using Goof Off to clean his thermal compounds off. I've been using the same can of this for 2 yrs now and it totally disolves all the thermal compounds I've tried it on immediately. Just a very small squirt, wipe with paper towel and it's gone. Warning though, I tried some of it on a monitor case to remove some sticker residue and it melted the plastic. Doesn't affect mobos or cpus though.

i only recommend 90% or better alcohol

 

i do not recommend Goof Off or any other petroleum based cleaner.

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i use 3 bits of toilet roll folded into a small 1x2 inch bit an rub it down. but i only use cheapo basic akasa TMT

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Is the Antec 450 watt power supply ok if you don't intend on going to SLI? If not, what is the power consumption of a fully loaded nF4 SLI mobo? I would have thought it ok to run the 450 if you weren't using any of the slots except for one PCIE slot. There would be a much greater amount of current drawn if the board was SLI'd with 4 mem sticks and utilizing all of the PCI and PCIE slots that were usable. The total consumption of the board would based on a full complement of components including an SLI set-up and this would include a buffer of probably 25% over the total draw. The actual power consumption would be greatly reduced.

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Is the Antec 450 watt power supply ok if you don't intend on going to SLI? If not, what is the power consumption of a fully loaded nF4 SLI mobo? I would have thought it ok to run the 450 if you weren't using any of the slots except for one PCIE slot. There would be a much greater amount of current drawn if the board was SLI'd with 4 mem sticks and utilizing all of the PCI and PCIE slots that were usable. The total consumption of the board would based on a full complement of components including an SLI set-up and this would include a buffer of probably 25% over the total draw. The actual power consumption would be greatly reduced.

read the psu link in my sig

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Your better off just putting a lump of thermal compound on the middle of the cpu and spreading it real thin with a thermal compound spreader card! This way your sure the entire surface of the cpu is covered with compound!

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Hi, I am doing my first build and have been following mechBgon's guide. Here are my components:

 

DFI Lanparty ultra-d

opteron 165

thermalright xp-120 hsf with 84 CFM panaflo

evga 6600GT

G.Skill 2x1GB PC4000 ram

Antec True Power 2.0 550W

 

I was grounded throughout installation. I have the standard 24 pin power plugged in and the 4-pin 12v. I have the other two power inputs taken care of as well, ie the floppy+4pin molex between the CPU and videocard. I installed the xp-120 on the opteron to a tee. It pushes a little harder down on the processor than I thought it would, but thermright claims they are compatible. I am currently using a single 1GB stick in the orange DIMM slot. The second time I tried I put it in the yellow dimm slot.

 

When I press the power button on the mobo, all the fans start working, but I don't get any display. The red diagnostic lights flicker between the first 3 and all 4 being on. After 10 seconds the fans power down to a slower speed and all but the first LED turn off. This has happened twice. I don't know what these codes mean. Both times I powered down as soon as the other LED's turned off. What should I do?

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