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post #1 of 20
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Hi OCN

I would like to know if I would get anything out of upgrading my thermal paste.
Current paste a Noctua N1, but might buy the AS5 or something.
I would like to get better load temps. Would I benefit?

Thanks
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post #2 of 20
I would stick to the Noctua NH1 or Ac MX4, I would never want to use a captive thermal paste.
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post #3 of 20
Most TIM's only vary 1C to 2C. I use OCZ Freeze solid stuff.
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post #4 of 20
Ive had best results so far with Tuniq TX-4
Edited by Sabreknight - 10/5/11 at 12:03pm
post #5 of 20
Theres an article in the hardware news regarding TIM. heres the link for it...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...er-2011/1396/1
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post #6 of 20
OCZ Freeze is a great choice. But don't expect drastic changes from switching thermal pastes. Correct application of the TIM will also be needed.
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post #7 of 20
Here's the skinny from SkineeLabs:
http://skinneelabs.com/2011-tim-results/2/
I've started using Prolimatech PK-1. The easiest to apply TIM ever!
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Da1Nonly View Post
Theres an article in the hardware news regarding TIM. heres the link for it...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...er-2011/1396/1

uhhh - says mayonnaise is a great thermal compound? someone got the munchies and decided to write up a review lol

The reviews are ...confusing. Skinneelabs says the Noctua NT-H1 is great while hardwaresecrets says it is middle of the road. Then skinneelabs says AS5 is middle of the road while hardwaresecrets says it is great. Who do i trust here?

I should just use the mayonnaise. Should i go with fat-free or the good stuff?
Edited by brokensoldier - 10/7/11 at 12:00am
    
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by brokensoldier View Post
uhhh - says mayonnaise is a great thermal compound? someone got the munchies and decided to write up a review lol

The reviews are ...confusing. Skinneelabs says the Noctua NT-H1 is great while hardwaresecrets says it is middle of the road. Then skinneelabs says AS5 is middle of the road while hardwaresecrets says it is great. Who do i trust here?

I should just use the mayonnaise. Should i go with fat-free or the good stuff?
I would stick to Noctua, or get Gelid GC-Extreme or Phobya HeGrease (same paste). My temps got 3º cooler than AS5.
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