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Before buying something not so good... what would be a good tim? I have been told arctic silver 5 is good. Im just not sure if there's better or not.. suggestions?
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post #2 of 17
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=thermal+compound+rankings
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**** yourself. Im asking people for personal preference and experience.
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post #4 of 17
I've had good luck with IC Diamond>

http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/ic-di...m-p-16605.html

apply this way>

http://www.innovationcooling.com/app...structions.htm

non conductive , non capacitive

AS5 is capacitive.
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Ty.
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post #6 of 17
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**** yourself. Im asking people for personal preference and experience.
Surely no one has ever posted their experience or personal preference on thermal compounds before... And what is personal preference with a tim? They have measurable performance figures that will not change from user to user.
post #7 of 17
I used Tuniq TX-4 on mine, non-conductive, easy to apply, good temps
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Sunbeam Tuniq TX-2 or on Thermal Paste
 
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post #9 of 17
i use OCZ Freeze for graphics cards, works wonders on them.

personally on my cpu i have IC diamond, it works nice.
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post #10 of 17
All right, let's get real people. As someone that has only been building systems for about 2 years - at first I was all freaky "what should I use?!?". As long as you stay away from the crappy white generic paste its all good. I use (personal preference here) AC mx-2. I can get it all day 4g tube for 7.99US. As a backup, I have a buttload of cooler master paste from buying aftermarket coolers, and it works just as well. I'm friends with OEM retailers so I have alot of that white paste, and it sucks. I'm kinda OCD so I shy away from the capacitive stuff, but in the long run, one paste vs. another you may see 1-2C difference, so unless your obsessing, just get something decent and call it a job well done
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