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 Post subject: Installing SLK-800
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 5:12 am 
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I'm posting a lot at the moment because I'm having temperature problems.

I've just read a previous post about installing the SLK and i'm worried i've done it wrong. I did get 4 sticky circles in one pad and two sticky strips, about the length of the cpu, so what do I do with these? I thought the four pads on the cpu itself would be enough, but now i think maybe this isn't the case.

Sowhere abouts am I supposed to stick the circular pads and the thin strips on the cpu. Please help as I am mighty confused.


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I saw all that crap came with my SLK800U, the directions never mentioned it and I never used it. Its all still in the box. I assumed it was for P4 installations. :roll:

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I don't know about the strips but the pads go on the cpu. There are already 4 pads on your cpu but the base of the SLK is too small so it won't rest on the pads. See how your SLK fits onto your cpu, and put the pads there where they can 'carry' the SLK.

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My idle CPU temp dropped almost 20C when I moved from a cheapo CoolerMaster with a thermal pad to the SLK800 and ArticSilver III. I didn't use any of those pads/strips.


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Those pads are not really needed if you are at all mechanically adept. It is just to keep the HS from tilting or getting askew wheile you are mounting -- so you don't end up crushing the core. But I've mounted / removed the SLK800 about -um -- a hundred times? and no even come close to any danger. You can tell when you are getting close because things get stuck, jammed up, you are applying lots of force... No, never cracked a core, but there have been close calls at the beginning of messing with T-birds and lousy HS clips.

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MikeC wrote:
Those pads are not really needed if you are at all mechanically adept.
Like the man says.

As per Wrah the little round pads can be put on the CPU or heatsink as the SLK misses the existing pads on the CPU, but they are not essential.

The strips, I read, are if you are using a Vantec Aeroflow 70mm TMD fan: the case is metal so you put those between the fan and the sink to stop vibration noise. I used the strips across the sink under the edge of my 80mm fans before I started making ducts for my SLK: not sure it made any difference.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 9:40 am 
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I stuck them 4 circular pads on the actual heatsink :oops:


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Seems like that would work just as well, or better. That way when you swap CPU's you don't have to tear those off. :)

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miker wrote:
Seems like that would work just as well, or better. That way when you swap CPU's you don't have to tear those off. :)


Yeah, you are right !!!

I should have used this face 8) , instead of :oops:


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Well offcourse the pads don't have much real use, but the heatsink costs a fortune (at least more then the cpu it's sitting on) so I *will* use every part that came with it.
I also made a nice airplane out of the manual.

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thats so unfair!

I didn't even get a manual with my SLK800


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I got 2 SLK's and one of em had a little piece of paper with some drawings about how to put in on the cpu, where to put the screwdriver in the clip etc. I think. I have a habit of not reading manuals.

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Wrah wrote:
I got 2 SLK's and one of em had a little piece of paper with some drawings about how to put in on the cpu, where to put the screwdriver in the clip etc. I think. I have a habit of not reading manuals.


"Dem straight, real men don't need no stinkin' manuals."

I think I used one pad on a CPU where one of its pads had been torn up in one of my, uh, adventures. :oops:


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dukla2000 wrote:
...I used the strips across the sink under the edge of my 80mm fans before I started making ducts for my SLK...


I only recently became acquainted with the SLK800 (used mainly Zalman flowers before).

I too am adhering those rubber strips into the edge-corners of the SLK800 that receive an 80mm-fan, so that e.g. an 80mm Panaflo sits only on the rubber strips instead of the fan making any direct contact at all with the heatsink metal.

I've tried it each way - both without, and with, those little rubber strips. The rubber strips do seem to noticeably soften the mild vibration noise of the fan resonating through the thin fins of the sink - enough that I now always first mount the rubber strips onto the sink. I am also now supergluing thick soft rubber washers onto the fan holes that the sink clips fit into, which also dampens that very small amount of fan vibration that makes its way through the clips and into the metal of the sink. Hey, in this silencing game, every little bit counts!

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Thanks,
I guess putting the pads on the heatsink is a better idea if i want to reuse it. If only they'd included the instrustions with the heatsink...


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OK...the four little white pads go ON the SLK 800 itself. That is why there are four very tiny indentations on the bottom of the heatsink in the corners. The pads go on top of each indentation. The HS is a little to narrow to truly rely upon the four rubber pads on the CPU itself. But they do serve the same purpose as the pads on the CPU, they just allow for better stability by being placed on the narrow based HS itself.

As for the rubber strips, they are an attempt to soften the vibration of the fan. Not sure if they help much, but I'm using them.

Hope that helps.

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I think he read the manual.


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So now I got me a t-bred (not sure if it's A or B) 2100 (stepping is JIUHB).
That's a B (the last letter in JIUHB is the marker).

And thats the chip I have - should o/c easily to 13*166 at 1.65 or 1.70 VCore. Mine is week 0250, no doubt yours is 03xx which may not even need the extra VCore. So you get an XP2700 at the flick of a switch. And give you between 70 and 100 points a day.

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