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Cooling Thermal Paste

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by StudioRecorder, 23 Jan 2010.

  1. StudioRecorder

    StudioRecorder Mobo's need Fabo's for company!!!!!

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    anyone got any reconmendations for some some good thermal paste (don't think the stuff supplied with my titan fenrir will be any good)
     
  2. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    Arctic Cooling MX3, best on the market at the moment (according to temps). I personally use MX-2 because it's only a fiver per pack

    The Bit-tech favourite is Arctic Cooling Silver 5 (or AS5) because it's cheap(ish) as well as being good performance
     
  3. total zombie

    total zombie New Member

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    ive been using akasa 450 silver based, on my coolers temps have been good.
     
  4. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I wouldn't dismiss the supplied stuff out of hand; the stuff that came with mine (admittedly a rather pricey cooler) is excellent. Otherwise AS5's good stuff.
     
  5. flamin9_t00l

    flamin9_t00l 1,000,000,000,000 Bytes Free!

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    Agreed. Spreads quite well for an even layer aswell.
     
  6. Ficky Pucker

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    Arctic Cooling MX-3
     
  7. Fazed

    Fazed Active Member

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    AS5, MX-3 and OCZ Freeze. I'd class these as the best performing TIM's based on experience, there really is only a negligible temp difference between them. Personal preference for AS5 as I've used it for a couple of years now.

    However, if you want the ultimate and don't mind paying a bit more...
    Cool Labs Liquid Pro
    IC7 Diamond Paste

    Both will apparently knock about 5 degrees off AS5 under load, but supposed to be an arse to apply.
     
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  8. Frohicky1

    Frohicky1 Awaits his moosey fate . . .

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    I agree IC7 Diamond Paste is well worth it. Liquid Pro, on the other hand, is the most awful thing ever devised by human hands, and should only be used at gunpoint :D
     
  9. Fazed

    Fazed Active Member

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    I have to admit having a liquid metal so close to my motherboard would be pretty unnerving:jawdrop:
     
  10. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I used the IC7 Diamond paste on my i7 it's really thick I used a hair dryer on the tube first made it a lot easier to use ,
    Its a bit expensive but you dont use much and it work's well .
     
  11. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    the titan TIM (royal grease for some reason) isnt bad. i went from that to MX3 and gained maybe 2-3 degrees.
     
  12. StudioRecorder

    StudioRecorder Mobo's need Fabo's for company!!!!!

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    cheers guys for all the input. think i'll go for the mx3:thumb:
     
  13. craig3000

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    I like to use OCZ extreme, that stuff is ace, not sure how easy it is to find atm though
     

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