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Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« on: July 28, 2006, 10:47:00 PM »


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Power-saving setup
Sempron 2600 @ 2.46Ghz, stock 1.4 Vcore (TDP ~90W)
2x512mb ddr400 Geil VRs
TT Big Typhoon w/ 120x25mm 80cfm NMB fan

Ambient room temp = 32C

1. Zalman STG1 - 1 day old application

Idle: 31.5C
F@H: 36.5C
S&M 10mins: 40.5C

2. Artic Silver 5 -  1 day old application

Idle: 32.0C
F@H: 38.0C
S&M 10mins: 42.0C

3. Artic Silver 5 - 1 month old application

Idle: 32.0C
F@H: 37.0C
S&M 10mins: 41.5C


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006, 10:48:56 PM »
Power-hungry OC setup
Sempron 2600 @ 2.7Ghz, 1.575 Vcore (TDP ~130W)
2x512mb ddr400 Geil VRs
TT Big Typhoon w/ 120x25mm 80cfm NMB fan

Ambient room temp = 32C

1. Zalman STG1 - 1 day old application

Idle: 32.0C
F@H: 38.5C
S&M 10mins: 44.0C

2. Artic Silver 5 -  1 day old application

Idle: 32.5C
F@H: 41.0C
S&M 10mins: 46.0C

3. Artic Silver 5 - 1 month old application

Idle: 32.5C
F@H: 40.0C
S&M 10mins: 45.0C


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006, 11:21:00 PM »
1-2c degree drop is nice by using only STG1! naunahan nyo ako sir sa pag-compare ng STG1 at AS5.. hehehe! anyway, nice job sir!  :D


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006, 11:25:34 PM »
Hey thanks.. :)

Have you also tried STG1 vs AS5 on your Opty?

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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006, 02:08:05 AM »
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Have you also tried STG1 vs AS5 on your Opty?

actually kakabili ko lang yung CNPS9500 AM2 with complimentary STG1 thanks to sir tox.. di ko pa nakakabit, nang-hihinayang ako sa chrome at super-lapped base eh! :D


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006, 02:18:14 AM »
Uy nice.. expensive yet very ma-porma.. :)

Take pics of it until it tarnishes a bit.. then dun mo nalang ikabit hehe..

Btw, you can mod it to have a faster 92mm..

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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 02:36:06 AM »
actually yun ang naisip ko nung una kaya ito na pics w/ its chromed glory! lol!

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Btw, you can mod it to have a faster 92mm..

panu bro? na-curious ako bigla.. :D


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2006, 10:17:13 AM »
Nice pics.. modelong modelo.. yun heatsink! hehe..

To mod it, you have to remove the rotor and blade mechanism of a standard 92mm fan from it's frame.. then mount it on the CNPS.. "jpadua" from TipidPC got a few 92mms of mine and successfully modded it to his CNPS9500.. ;)

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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2006, 11:25:40 AM »
yep.. nakita ko nga yung ginawa ni sir cham eh.. but in doing so i'll remove the led lights..

ok narin naman yung mahinang fan na muna.. unless i'll be overclocking way beyond the hsf's limits


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2006, 08:03:14 PM »
Yup.. hehe, that's the idea..

Wala kasing locally available (and internationally i think) na high-speed LED fans..

And those that are of decent speed (~70cfm+) come from branded names like Antec or Thermaltake..
Thus, they are quite costly.. in the range of 700-1000 bucks per fan.

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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2006, 11:02:58 PM »
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Thus, they are quite costly.. in the range of 700-1000 bucks per fan.

very costly but alittle electronic know-how, we can make a vantec tornado blink w/ leds.. :D


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2006, 03:30:36 AM »
sayang... I bought an as5 before but I haven't used it, nakakatamad tanggalin si a64 freezer pro! Type ko ung applicator thingie ng zalman stg1 =)
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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2006, 03:41:51 AM »
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Type ko ung applicator thingie ng zalman stg1 =)

bec. its harmful for the skin so zalman put an brush applicator..


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2006, 08:23:49 PM »
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very costly but alittle electronic know-how, we can make a vantec tornado blink w/ leds.. Cheesy
Hehe.. I tried doing that once on a 120mm NMB monster.. it was cool, but the LED's lights coudn't penetrate the dark plastic.. :D

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bec. its harmful for the skin so zalman put an brush applicator..
Whoa.. harmful pala yun.. hmm.. gotta go to the doc to have this rash checked out (jk!!) :P





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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2006, 10:35:15 PM »
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Whoa.. harmful pala yun.. hmm.. gotta go to the doc to have this rash checked out (jk!!)

nyak!! @_@ we'll they've put one for a reason.. hehehe! :D

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Hehe.. I tried doing that once on a 120mm NMB monster.. it was cool, but the LED's lights coudn't penetrate the dark plastic..

if you can put a UV led there and paint the fins w/ UV reactive paint, it can be awesome! XD


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2006, 11:35:52 PM »
mga bossing san part ng pc pinapahid yan

sensya sa bopols na tanong  :rolleyes:
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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2006, 01:13:34 AM »
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mga bossing san part ng pc pinapahid yan

thermal interface material to increase heat transfer from the cpu to the hsf


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2006, 02:08:43 AM »
ok yan ah. how much is that stuff?

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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2006, 02:10:56 AM »
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ok yan ah. how much is that stuff?

500 pesos, just like AS5 and available at sir tox and sir raffy @ TPC :)


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Re: Tech Review: Zalman STG1 vs Artic Silver 5
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2006, 07:12:23 AM »
Nothing against the seller but ive read in another forum that the Zalman TIM is only better than AS5 after a few months than that due to its oily content,its also based on silicon and not silver.. il try to find that discussion about it.

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