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Noctua NH-D14 use stock paste or AS5?

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As the title states I just got a Noctua NH-D14 for a new family build. This is going on a 2500k in a CM 692 Advanced. Should I use the stock paste or some AS5?

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NT-H1 (the stock paste) is better than AS5 and isn't conductive, unlike AS5.
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NT-H1 (the stock paste) is better than AS5 and isn't conductive, unlike AS5.
AS5 is not conductive, it's capacitive. If you don't have a tube of AS5 then just use the one that comes with it. If you have both then just pick one at random
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As the title states I just got a Noctua NH-D14 for a new family build. This is going on a 2500k in a CM 692 Advanced. Should I use the stock paste or some AS5?

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Use the stock paste. However, go ahead and get a backup tube of Arctic Cooler MX-4 or Shin-Etsu thermal paste in case you ever need to re-seat. Avoid AS5 - it's conductive and there are better options.
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Have to agree that the NT-H1 is a bit better than AS5. It comes with the NH-D14 so just use it, no need to fret about using another TIM it should be pretty good.
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post #7 of 7
AS5 is just joke defiantly use the noctua paste
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