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Cooling Best thermal paste.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Slizza, 21 Dec 2011.

  1. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    What's the best stuff these days?
     
  2. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    I-C Diamond is good stuff, as is Noctua NT-H1.
    I've also heard that Shin-etsu makes excellent thermal paste, but I've never used it.
     
  3. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Thanks, was looking at the Antec Diamond stuff.

    Anybody else got a opinion?
     
  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    This is worth checking out.
     
  5. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 New Member

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    Ive found them all much the same really, ive used MX-4 in my current build and rate it, very easy to apply and great temps.
     
  6. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Too many coloured lines.

    Headache.
     
  7. Matarsak

    Matarsak New Member

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    Apparently Indigo Extreme is the best of the best, according to all the colored lines. Though I hear it's a bit of a headache to apply.
     
  8. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    docodine killed a guy once

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    Doesn't make a big difference, just get what you've been happy with in the past.
     
  10. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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  11. karagiosis

    karagiosis Greed

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    I've used MX-4 on my rig and i'm very happy with it. However, it's a pain to spread. I think MX-2 is the best option...
     
  12. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    I've always been a fan of arctic silver 5

    Sent from my HTC Sensation Z710e using Tapatalk
     
  13. lava

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    mx-2 for me
     
  14. Dwarfer

    Dwarfer New Member

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    I've always used AS5 - never had any issues with it and has always given me low temperatures!
     
  15. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Agree with some of you peckerwoods. I've read a lot of reviews saying how great this or that paste is and when I actually come to use it my temps aren't as good as with AS5.

    What gives?
     
  16. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    To be honest with the well known brands, in my own experience i've never noticed more than 1 or 2 degrees difference.

    Any well known brand, megahalems, arctic, gelid etc. would yield good heat exchange.

    Though.. I would stay away from the diamond based thermal paste, they're god awful.
     
  17. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Agree. I have diamond 24 I used once and totally removed the laser etching on i7.

    Temps worse than AS5. Actually I have the diamond on my 2 x 560Ti now so I assume the laser etched code has been wiped.
     
  18. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    That's why i never even used the diamond stuff, i'd read around on these forums that the laser etching gets wiped. Plus temps are crud.

    I'm actually really happy with gelids brand of thermal paste. It keeps the temps down .
     
  19. Itchy Rim

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    I use Arctic Silver 5.

    NB: The AS kits with the nice smelling fluids are a bit expensive for what they are, the AS cleaner 2 that is used is just analytical grade isopropanol or something very similar in analytical grade quality so that when it evaporates there is no residue.

    Any analytical grade organic solvent will do the job as long as it is in the 99.5% pure range.
     

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