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post #21 of 87
few reasons:
-doesn't cool as well
-takes forever to cure
-conducts electricity
-competitors don't cost much more
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The problem with Shin-etsu X23-7783D is it's at least 5 to 8 times as expensive as MX-2 (you only get 1/2 gram of Shin-etsu X23-7783D compared to 4 grams of MX-2). That's what keeps a lot of people from using it, especially since it's only 1C better at most.
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post #23 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
I usually use shin etsu g751, but i've run out and will be switching to AS5 since my local computer store sells it... i know it has a 200hr curing period, but according to this... excluding indigo extreme and coolabratory pro, it's still one of the best: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=12

I've seen alot of posts on the topic of good TIMs that seem to really harp on AS5, is it really bad compared to shin etsu or the other tims? The review i posted tells me otherwise
Because Shin etsu X23 was made.
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post #24 of 87
I have AS5 on my 9800GTX+ and OCZ freeze on my E3400. They are both similar compounds and as much as my OCZ freeze can outperform AS5 by 1-2 degrees Celsius, it's not enough to make me risk changing it again.
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post #25 of 87
While we are talking about TIMs and with the risk of being too far off topic - dose anyone know if Indigo Extreme 1156 sets work on 1155 chips?
post #26 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHez View Post
AS5 is not Conductive...
"Not Electrically Conductive:
Arctic Silver 5 was formulated to conduct heat, not electricity.
(While much safer than electrically conductive silver and copper greases, Arctic Silver 5 should be kept away from electrical traces, pins, and leads. While it is not electrically conductive, the compound is very slightly capacitive and could potentially cause problems if it bridges two close-proximity electrical paths.)"

From their website...
That's why I hate changing TIM on AMD graphic cards adn I hate using ArtiClean on it as well since their lack of IHS.
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post #27 of 87
I think people just like to use a tim without a cure time. Makes it easier to decide if you happy with how you heatsink is mounted and the like.
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post #28 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by tats View Post
While we are talking about TIMs and with the risk of being too far off topic - dose anyone know if Indigo Extreme 1156 sets work on 1155 chips?
The mounting holes on 1156 and 1155 are the same.
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post #29 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
few reasons:
-doesn't cool as well
-takes forever to cure
-conducts electricity
-competitors don't cost much more
No it doesn't. Take a multimeter, a dab of AS5 and hook it up. You will not see anything.
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post #30 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by a2hopper View Post
The mounting holes on 1156 and 1155 are the same.
The only reason I ask is because when I installed my h50, it fit, but the mounting was not the same as an 1156 and had to use a mixture of the 56 and 36 holes.

Also since it is made to fit on the chip itself I wonder if there is any difference between the 45nm 56 and the 32nm 55...

Edit: I know the 45 vs 32 doesnt mean the size of the cpu. Just wondering if it has any affect on things made to fit or the other...
Edited by tats - 5/13/11 at 1:48pm
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