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Cooling Thermal Paste?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by matt_lumley, 22 Sep 2011.

  1. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    Hey guys,

    just a quickie really, is the thermal paste that comes with the Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro suitable for overclocking an i5-2500k?


    If not what would you suggest?

    Thank you in advance for advice and answers i know i will get!
     
  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I don't have a Dark Rock Pro, but I'd imagine it'll be just fine.
     
  3. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it would work fine, however if you plan on running it full tilt for any length of time, and notice the temps are too high (over 72.6 from memory) then Id suggest getting some Isopropyl Alcohol and cleaning it off and replacing with a thin line of Arctic Silver 5 or similar. It can drop 5 degrees off without too much hassle.
     
  4. rv88uk

    rv88uk New Member

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    The dark rock pro comes with Shin-Etsu X-23-7762 which is pretty decent (insanely hard to spread though), I'm using it on mine and I get good temps. If you want to try an alternative I've never seen a better resource that this, the 2011 roundup is slowly being finished and covers pretty much all the main contenders. Arctic Silver 5 isn't the best paste nowadays, but I still use it every now and again as it's very easy to spread.
     
  5. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Well-Known Member

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    Im old school :)
     
  6. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    hehe yeah try the newer stuff.. I liked as5 a couple years back- but it takes too long to cure.. better ones out there with no cure time
     
  7. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    could someone recommend/ link me to a good but not massively expensive one i can buy with my CPU order at the end of the month?

    Much love!
     
  8. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    use artic cooling mx-4 nowdays.. it supposed to last 8 years

    thermalright chill factor is pretty good stuff too.. least the newer batches- just used up the last of it on a playstation reflow

    mx-4 is kind of expensive- the downside
     
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  9. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Then use mx-2 :D Still works like a dream.
     
  10. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I use AS5 for CPU's and Ceremique for GPU's, but the temp differences between all of the major names are only a couple of degrees really.
     
  11. rv88uk

    rv88uk New Member

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    To be honest getting the application right (thin even layer) probably matters more than the paste you choose, a couple of degrees here and there shouldn't make a massive difference. The only thing I've seen that is in another league entirely is the Indigo xtreme stuff, but it's pretty expensive and looks kind of scary to apply.
     
  12. woof82

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    ........ wow, indigo Xtreme is ridiculous. I would get some of that stuff if my cpu ran at anything higher than the 30degrees it currently sits at. ;)
     
  13. adamix

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    Agree with rv88uk, a proper application can mean a bigger difference than the choice of paste. Currently I use Arctic Silver MX-3, very good, non-conductive and easy to apply. Cheap too (if you know where to look).
     
  14. Skeese

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    Stock TIM would be fine but if you want to buy I'd suggest MX-3 or AS5 :)
     

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