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Originally Posted by taystew View Post
what makes shin etsu the best is that it applies and seats easier than most of the others. it is a very forgiving product. if you know what you are doing, nt-h1 will outperform shin etsu.
this. I love noctua's brand thermal compound. It is all I use anymore.
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post #12 of 24
I have had good results from Gelid GC-Extreme, AS Matrix, OCZ Freeze, AC MX-3, and IC Diamond. All have performed within 1*C in my personal experience.

Just so it is clear, Shin Etsu X23-7783d is better than Shin Etsu G751.
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post #13 of 24
TX-2, TX-3, NT-H1, MX-3, MX-4, OCZ Freeze are all great performers. It's unlikely you'd get a substantial difference between any of them really, your ambient temps are more likely to influence final temps than changing from NT-H1 to TX-3 etc.

Some are easier to apply correctly than others though, e.g. TX-2. Some like TX-3 and the NT-H1 are pretty thick and don't spread easy.

edit: http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f38/th...owdown-238183/
Edited by S0ULphIRE - 4/27/11 at 11:07pm
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post #14 of 24
Thanks for the info guys
Just bought a 3g of NT-H1
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When you talk about GC-Extreme do you mean GC3- Extreme?
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post #16 of 24
evga has some good stuff
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post #17 of 24
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When you talk about GC-Extreme do you mean GC3- Extreme?
Yes. Only get it here, with shipping included ("free").
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post #18 of 24
Doesn't really matter in my experience.

I've used AS-5, AS Ceramique, and of course the normal stock stuff included on heatsinks. Typically it's only a 2-5C drop for load and idles temps, not significant enough for me to care.

Proper airflow and cool ambients are better than the best TIM out there
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Yes. Only get it here, with shipping included ("free").
Why? Because the shipping is free or for some other reason?

And I normally just use whatever the heatsink comes with, but I've heard lots of good things about Shin Etsu.

I'd also just do whatever ehume says is the best. He knows his stuff.
 
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Originally Posted by Fooliobass View Post
When you talk about GC-Extreme do you mean GC3- Extreme?
It's awesome.

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Doesn't really matter in my experience.

I've used AS-5, AS Ceramique, and of course the normal stock stuff included on heatsinks. Typically it's only a 2-5C drop for load and idles temps, not significant enough for me to care.

Proper airflow and cool ambients are better than the best TIM out there
I got a 3ºC decrease from AS5 to GC-Extreme. In 2 other computers, they went from 50ºC (Céramique) to 45ºC.

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Why? Because the shipping is free or for some other reason?

And I normally just use whatever the heatsink comes with, but I've heard lots of good things about Shin Etsu.

I'd also just do whatever ehume says is the best. He knows his stuff.
I think shipping is free. Or perhaps he gets a cut

I can only recommend GC-Extreme (or Phobya HeGrease, it's the same), and if you don't trust me, SkinneeLabs.
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