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Cooling recommended thermal paste

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bazman24, 25 Apr 2012.

  1. bazman24

    bazman24 Minimodder

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  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I prefer Arctic MX-4. I think it's one of the best performing ones out there.
     
  3. RevDarny

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    +1 :thumb:
     
  4. T2I3M

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    Acrtic silver 5 does the job for me
     
  5. bazman24

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    ok thanks theres so many different ones to chose hard to know which one to go for!
     
  6. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    AS5 is marginally better at conducting heat, but I find it harder to work with. That's just me though. Either one, just don't get something unknown and stupidly cheap.
     
  7. feathers

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    I currently use Arctic MX-4. It's guaranteed about 6 years or something. Can't remember.
     
  8. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    I'm also currently with the MX-4 crowd, I couldn't find my PK-1 tube when I last needed thermal paste.
     
  9. The_Crapman

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    There's only a degree or 2 between them, but mx-s and ac5 are the beat and most midely used. I personally go for zalman stg1 as you 'paint' it on with a brush to both surfaces ensuring good coverage and really easy application.

    It's more important to make sure that you've got whatever you're cooling cover properly, as even the best won't work well if not applied properly.
     
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    Dp
     
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  11. Deders

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    AC5 is good but there are better ones out there, paste has come on so much since AS5 was the standard that you might not recognise some products as paste.
     
  12. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Gelid extreme is the nuts
     
  13. markbrett64

    markbrett64 thanks to denial I am now immortal

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    Another +1 for MX-4... though I've had some good results with Ceramique too... both are completely metal free.
     
  14. bleeper

    bleeper What's a Dremel?

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    I just bought a Gelid Siberian cooler, it came with some paste in a little packet that looks like a packet of sugar.

    All it says on the packet is 'Heatsink Compound'. I assume this isn't the same stuff even though it's the same manufacturer?

    In answer to the original post I have to echo what everyone else says regarding the MX-4. There are so many other variables that could affect the heat but I've never had anything run hot with MX-4, and I am hardly the most careful installer in town :)
     
  15. .//TuNdRa

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    I much prefer my thermaltake ChillFactor 3 only a degree or so behind the Arctic Cooling MX stuff, and it's nonconductive, so I can throw it in my GPUs when I get around to changing those.
     
  16. Instagib

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    Isn't MX-4 non conductive?
    ...or have I just made that up?
     
  17. .//TuNdRa

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    Mx4 wouldnt appear to be nonconductive, judging by the dact I shorted a ram module with the stuff by accident a while back.
     
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    Anyone using that metal reflow pad? The kind intel use to connect IHS to CPU?
     
  20. Williz

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    I use AS5 as it's done me well on all my builds. Are there any pastes that are better then?
     

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