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Got H70 today. Should I use the stock thermal pad?

post #1 of 12
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Or use this free stick of Xigmatek PTI G4512(newegg gave me for free)?

I also have arctic silver 5.

What should I use for best results?
    
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post #2 of 12
In the end it doesn't really matter but since you have the AS5 might as well use it.
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post #3 of 12
AS5...i always do no matter what
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post #4 of 12
stock pad is shin etsu and its very good
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post #5 of 12
The TIM on stock H70 is way better than AS5 or the Xigmatek because the stock TIM is a very good Shin Etsu one. AS5 is outdated now and noone would change the stock H70's TIM for AS5. Some people gave suggestions without even knowing anything .
Edited by Ocnewb - 6/2/11 at 12:39pm
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post #6 of 12
Shin Etsu > AS5.
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post #7 of 12
STOCK PAD! Please do not use AS5, that stuff is garbage compared to the stock pad. I thought I was being smart by replacing the stock pad with AS5 after a couple weeks of use and my temps went up ~5C.
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post #8 of 12
stick with what it comes with Shin Etsu, you wont get any better.
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post #9 of 12
stock is better... i wish it didn't come preapplied though.
    
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post #10 of 12
Use the stock and don't look back. Seriously
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