djbob Posted August 17, 2006 Posted August 17, 2006 Greetings all, This is primarily to say THANKS to all those unsatisfied, fanatical, overachieving members who spend countless hours modding, tweaking, fussing (probably cussing) and testing so they can eek out every last drop of improvement on an already good system. And then SHARE it with the rest of us. Well, I got the bug and decided to try my hand at a few of the "improvements". I picked up another Ultra-d and a pair of 6600gt's really cheap, took the day off work when all parts were delivered (No, I didn't PRETEND to be sick) and went at it. I had researched the stickys by Happy, Thunda and Exroadie so I had a mental picture of what I was doing. The entire project took less than 3 hours. That may seem long but I also followed Informationators guide on lapping and really put a mirror finish on the evercool. While I had my rig apart I removed the stock HSF and lapped that as well. The aluminum seemed to take a little longer for some reason but my temps now reflect the effort. It wasn't as mirrored as the copper, but it was a very noticeable improvement. The rest of the install went smooth and it fired right up into sli. My Temps before: Cpu - 35 Chipset - 42 to 43 My Temps AFTER: Cpu - 28 Chipset - 34 I haven't put any major stress on the system yet other than playing Oblivion at HIGH resolutions. Sorry, but I had just gotten SLI and running prime or occt just wasn't my first priority. I might be an old guy but I still like my games. One little tip to pass on: In Happys sticky he uses a card to apply the AS5 or ceram, I couldn't find a card similar, so I cut out a piece of the Evercool packaging - the clear plastic - a little wider than the chip. It worked great and is see through so you can get a thin, even layer. Anyway, THANKS again for your efforts. They are greatly appreciated. Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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