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Q2 2011 - What is the best Thermal Compound?

post #1 of 22
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Hey, everyone. Long time no see.

Just my bi-yearly research into what you guys think is the best thermal paste around these days.

Whatever you guys choose, will be inside every CPU and GPU in the 8 rigs I'm building this June (still thinking about whether to document or not.)

Cheers!
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post #2 of 22
I think the IC7 diamond thermal compound is at the top or close to it
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NooooOOOooOOooooo......

I just got some MX-4. Seems to be good. Wont know until i try some OCn. just breaking her in right now.

Just know that AS5 is old school now. Its still usable but far from the pack leader.
    
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NooooOOOooOOooooo......

I just got some MX-4. Seems to be good. Wont know until i try some OCn. just breaking her in right now.

Just know that AS5 is old school now. Its still usable but far from the pack leader.
I was thinking MX-4, since the last one I had was MX-2.

But two things:

MX-4 has been discontinued.
And, I'm still not sure how it compares to the diamond paste.
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post #5 of 22
I like AS5 the best. I tried multiple different TIM's and AS5 always gives me the lowest temperatures.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
I was thinking MX-4, since the last one I had was MX-2.

But two things:

MX-4 has been discontinued.
And, I'm still not sure how it compares to the diamond paste.
still on sale
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/th...0g.html?c=2291

what's the best feature of mx2,ma4 TIM is that it is metal-free and non-electrically conductive
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post #7 of 22
For CPU's Indigo Xtreme is still the best, followed by Prolimatech PK-1. Check http://skinneelabs.com/tim/comparison-2011/
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post #8 of 22
i was getting better temsp with mx2 than with prolimatech hmmm
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post #9 of 22
Still useing AS5, maybe one day i will try Antecs Formula 7,but i have no reason not to like AS5, always get great temps and easy too use.
    
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post #10 of 22
For me it´s MX 2/3 or 4 (whichever is available)
It ranks up there with the best of them, it has a long shelf life, easy application and no cure time.
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