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2 years ago#11
MasterDonGero posted...
Reaper_Minion posted...
How is far more important than which. Anything will do, just make sure you apply it properly.


See, that's bull****. At one point, I was using a Cooler Master paste, and my results sucked no matter how I applied it. I switched to AS5, and my temps dropped 10C.


Your anecdotal evidence lacks detail. While some pastes are better than others, I never heard about a thermal paste that causes the CPU to overheat beyond normal levels.
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2 years ago#12
Shub posted...
Forget about Arctic Silver 5. Electrically conductive pastes with a long curing time are passť. Arctic Cooling MX-2, MX-4, Noctua NT-H1, Shin-Etsu X23-7783D, those are good, modern pastes. Get whichever is cheapest.


This... but I'll add Gelid GC-Extreme. I think they won the thermal paste roundup last year.
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2 years ago#13
MasterDonGero posted...
I switched to AS5


What is this, 2003?
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2 years ago#14
AS5 is just fine.
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2 years ago#15
PK-1 and IC Diamond are also good ones.
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2 years ago#16
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2 years ago#17
Killah Priest posted...
AS5 is just fine.


Its temperatures have been beaten by modern TIM's that have neither burn-in times (much less 100 hour burn-in times) nor any additional cost.

So it's really not "fine" anymore.
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2 years ago#18
Shub posted...
Forget about Arctic Silver 5. Electrically conductive pastes with a long curing time are passť. Arctic Cooling MX-2, MX-4, Noctua NT-H1, Shin-Etsu X23-7783D, those are good, modern pastes. Get whichever is cheapest.

Shin Etsu has good temps but it's a pain to apply. It's like wet clay and you're forced to use the spread method.
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2 years ago#19
TheFeshPince posted...
MX-4

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2 years ago#20
Its temperatures have been beaten by modern TIM's that have neither burn-in times (much less 100 hour burn-in times) nor any additional cost.

So it's really not "fine" anymore.


barely. AS5 is still fine and it will always be fine.
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