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post #11 of 20
I went with indigo extreme and cant be happier man best stuff IMO.
post #12 of 20
I use IC Diamond, but the stuffs pretty expensive.
post #13 of 20
Mx-4 and AS5 are pretty good.

Sent from my GT-I9100
post #14 of 20
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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?
Since skinnee is an OCN member I'd trust his completely in depth, no nonsense reviews any day.
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by kzinti1 View Post
Since skinnee is an OCN member I'd trust his completely in depth, no nonsense reviews any day.
Also his 5 mount per test run with 3 different contact types (total of 15 mounts) vs hardwaresecrets 1 mount per test.
 
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post #16 of 20
IC Diamond. Quite possibly my favorite TIM. OCN was a testbed for innovation cooling (the makers of ICD). I participated in it and it is awesome stuff. Lowered my idle temps by 3C and load 7C over AS5. I tested this on 3 different rigs and the results were the same across the board.

Other than that I'd recommend OCZ Freeze, Tuniq TX series, and indigo extreme is also nice. AS5 is still good stuff, but it's just not top dog anymore.
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
I would stick to the Noctua NH1 or Ac MX4, I would never want to use a captive thermal paste.
I think you mean capacitive.

As long as you don't put it on haphazardly with a super soaker it isn't an issue. How many thousands of people have used AS5 over the years without issue?
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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by vrdubin6 View Post
I think you mean capacitive.

As long as you don't put it on haphazardly with a super soaker it isn't an issue. How many thousands of people have used AS5 over the years without issue?
Probably the same many thousands of people that are never, ever happy with their choice of heat sinks and keep needlessly buying different ones when what they really need is a good TIM.
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post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by kzinti1 View Post
I've started using Prolimatech PK-1. The easiest to apply TIM ever!
I can guarantee it isn't.

I use Zalman STG1 and it is BY FAR the easiest TIM to apply

Edit: If you don't want to click on the link the paste comes in a glass bottle and a brush!!! sooooo easy to use

Quote:
Originally Posted by kzinti1 View Post
Probably the same many thousands of people that are never, ever happy with their choice of heat sinks and keep needlessly buying different ones when what they really need is a good TIM.
lol.

I don't like AS5 though... I don't know why but whenever I need to use it I get a sick feeling that something will happen.
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post #20 of 20
mx-4 worked best for me.
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