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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
3 weeks ago#1
Which thermal paste would you choose for a Ryzen 7 1800X? - Results (27 votes)
Arctic Silver 5
40.74% (11 votes)
11
Arctic MX-4
14.81% (4 votes)
4
Noctua NT-H1
44.44% (12 votes)
12
This poll is now closed.
Just ordered a Ryzen 7 (1800X) for £290 on Black Friday week deal to upgrade my Ryzen 5 (1600X). I'll be needing new thermal paste and would like to know which you'd go with.

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Silver-Thermal-Compound-3-5g/dp/B0087X728K/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1511196165&sr=1-3&keywords=thermal+paste

Arctic MX-4 Thermal Compound
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ARCTIC-ORACO-MX40001-BL-Thermal-Compound-Performance-White/dp/B0045JCFLY/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1511196183&sr=1-2&keywords=thermal+paste&refinements=p_76%3A419158031

Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound
https://www.amazon.co.uk/noctua-NT-H1-Noctua-thermal-compound/dp/B002CQU14A/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1511196183&sr=1-4&keywords=thermal+paste&refinements=p_76%3A419158031

Thanks for your input :)
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User Info: halomonkey1_3_5

halomonkey1_3_5
3 weeks ago#2
I've been using NT-H1 for years(on both CPUs and GPUs) and it is excellent
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User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
3 weeks ago#3
I seem to remember hearing Arctic Silver is badly outdated these days.
Can't back that up, just one of those "back of my mind" kinda things...sure I read it somewhere.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
3 weeks ago#4
halomonkey1_3_5 posted...
I've been using NT-H1 for years(on both CPUs and GPUs) and it is excellent

Previously I've always used Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra. Problem is it needs to be reapplied every so often and it's not worth the 1 degrees (C) difference.

I recently bought a Noctua 140mm fan and I'm very impressed. I imagine their thermal pastes are also good as you've said, yeah.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
3 weeks ago#5
Dragon Nexus posted...
I seem to remember hearing Arctic Silver is badly outdated these days.
Can't back that up, just one of those "back of my mind" kinda things...sure I read it somewhere.

Possibly because it's very slightly conductive?
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User Info: Paragon21XX

Paragon21XX
3 weeks ago#6
I'd personally recommend using Gelid GC-Extreme for a few extra quid, but of those, go with the NT-H1.

BrokenMachine85 posted...
Dragon Nexus posted...
I seem to remember hearing Arctic Silver is badly outdated these days.
Can't back that up, just one of those "back of my mind" kinda things...sure I read it somewhere.

Possibly because it's very slightly conductive?

No, because it has long since been dethroned in the thermal paste race.
Hmm...

User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
3 weeks ago#7
Paragon21XX posted...
I'd personally recommend using Gelid GC-Extreme for a few extra quid, but of those, go with the NT-H1.

BrokenMachine85 posted...
Dragon Nexus posted...
I seem to remember hearing Arctic Silver is badly outdated these days.
Can't back that up, just one of those "back of my mind" kinda things...sure I read it somewhere.

Possibly because it's very slightly conductive?

No, because it has long since been dethroned in the thermal paste race.

Ah, thanks for the info.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
3 weeks ago#8
Looks like that Gelid GC-Extreme might be the winner actually :O

https://tinyurl.com/yd83tynq
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User Info: fastbilly1

fastbilly1
3 weeks ago#9
Paragon21XX posted...
No, because it has long since been dethroned in the thermal paste race.


Good to know. Fifteen years ago when I was building pcs all the time, Arctic Silver was the best.

User Info: mucloud

mucloud
3 weeks ago#10
Artic Siler 5 or H1 either will do just make sure it is not conductive so if you spill it over your cpu it won't fry it.

Congrats on the upgrade, I too took the leap and went from a FX 8320 to not a Ryzen 1700x and a new MOBO and RAM total upgrade the cost of a normal priced 1800x.
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