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Recommended Thermal Compound for EVGA GTX 580

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What's up guys, been doing a bit of research on thermL compounds. It seems Indigo Extreme is the leader as far as CPU thermal compounds go. Do they make a variant for GPU's?

I'm watercooling a GTX 580 with a Koolance block, I used Arctic Silver 5 but after some searching it seems I should try something else.

Recommendations? Also sorry if this is a redundant topic, couldn't find anything on my phone. Thanks!
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Arctic silver ceramique or shin etsu. Either works well.
    
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buy some MX-4. That is some of the best stuff out their.
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post #4 of 8
Here is an ongoing comparison of a great variety of paste from different brands. Next to the top performer Indigo Extreme, it is Prolimatech PK-1.
And, AFAIK, there is no difference as far as thermal paste for CPU vs for GPU is concerned.

Have a good read.
Link:http://skinneelabs.com/2011-tim-results/
post #5 of 8
Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400.
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Oh, my personal favorite is OCZ Freeze. But I think the 400 edges out in ease of installation.
post #7 of 8
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I want to get the Indigo Extreme for both CPU and GPU but I've never installed Indigo Extreme and the instructions seem weird lol.

It isn't just a paste you put on is it? I'll see if I can find a video on Youtube.
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CPU installation looks rather straight forward, throw it on, throw block on, run Intel Burn Test lol.

But for GPU, what in the world do I do for that?

Does the blue thing behind it all stay there the whole time too? O.O
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