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    Volcano 7 ?

    I recently bought and received a Volcano 7 fan and am wondering a few things. On the bottom of the fan it has a white sticker protector that you must remove before usuage. Now, is there any thermal paste on this heatsink or do I need to put my own on. I have bought the artic 3 thermal paste and wanted to apply it to this heatsink but didn't know if this heatsink has a manufacturer thermal paste. All help is greatly appreciated.

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    Remove the sticker and that black crap is some thermal compound/pad that Thermaltake includes. Use some alcohol and a little elbow grease and remove it. Then thinly apply some Arctic Silver 2 or 3 to the cpu core. The unit will work much better and it will be cooler!

    Also check out the Volcano7 mod for the best temps:
    http://www.3dxtreme.org/volcano7.shtml

    And here is a guide I wrote about cleaning and applying Arctic Silver:
    http://www.3dxtreme.org/as2.shtml

    Enjoy!

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    Yes, use the new thermal compound after removing the old thermal tape with Isop. Alcohol and gentle scraping with an old credit card.
    see http://www.antec-inc.com/product/acc...struction.html
    Worked fine on my Vol #7.
    Running a XP 1600 with fan reveresed and at 7V. MBM show 38-39C.

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    I took off the pad on my vol 7 with a sharp razor - was I wrong to do it that way?
    Thanks

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    Fine, just be careful of small nicks.
    Also, go easy on the aftershave lotion.

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    hehe

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    I just got my Volcana 7 today...that black junk on the bottom of the heat sink is from another planet. It's working very well for me...a drop of 5-6c and much quieter than what I had. It's a great buy for the money.
    Merryvale

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    Another satisfied customer!

    Isn't quiet great?

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