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Cooling Thermal Paste April 2013

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dark Matter, 28 Apr 2013.

  1. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter What's a Dremel?

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    Soon to start a new build and now turn to which thermal paste to use.

    The build basically is based around LGA2011 with minimal overclocking just a gentle tweak here and there.

    Arctic Cooling MX4 seems popular but read elsewhere that Prolimatech PK-1 & PK-3 seem very good PK-3 especially

    I am after an electrically non conductive paste and am learning towards PK-3

    What is the consensus at the moment?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    I'm also interested to see what others think too, as I need new paste and I'm still stuck in the artic silver 5 era.
     
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  3. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    MX2 here - performs well and very cheap.
     
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  4. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Using MX-4 Here and have been for a while now.

    Looked in to other stuff, but couldn't find the stuff that was recommended as being better.
     
  5. phoenixck

    phoenixck What's a Dremel?

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    Coollaboratory liquid pro. (though i'm certain it's conductive)
     
  6. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Yup It is so go careful:D Arctic silver 5 is my TIM of choice.
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    MX-4 for me. Just re TIM'd my GPU with it and has knocked 4C off my idle temp and when running heaven, it just about stays below 70C on the stock fan profile, where as before it was in the high 70's on a much more aggressive fan profile.
     
  8. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Swiftech TIM-Mate is working very well for me. Seems to edge out my PK-1, but what I want is Indigo Xtreme for this setup. No sense in putting all this care into the setup and then cheaping out on TIM.
     
  9. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    AS5 or ceramique

    cheap, available everywhere, and within 1-2c of the more expensive and exotic products
     
  10. Retro~Burn

    Retro~Burn Electronically Debauched Fiend

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  11. narwen

    narwen narwen

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    +1 MX-4
     
  12. Ljs

    Ljs Modder

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    +1 and for the exact same reasons.
     
  13. T2I3M

    T2I3M Minimodder

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    never had an issue with performance when using arctic silver 5
     
  14. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    As long as its not the cheapest stuff, it doesn't make any real difference.
     
  15. phoenixck

    phoenixck What's a Dremel?

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    I think it can be more than 1 or 2 degrees, though most paste performs more or less the same
     
  16. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    that review shows AS5 and ceramique within 1c of the top performer assuming 'great contact' (no idea what they mean, but i'll go ahead and assume that i have great contact i guess)
     
  17. phoenixck

    phoenixck What's a Dremel?

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    Wasn't throwing aspersions on as5 I've used it on nearly all my builds till I went with the liquid ultra.
     

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