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NT-H1 Thermal Compound vs Arctic Silver 5

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post #1 of 5
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I recently purchased a Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler and it comes with NT-H1 Thermal Compound. The cooler will be going on a Core i5-2500K, which I will be ocing as much as possible. I have some Arctic Silver 5 from a previous application. Which thermal compound should I use?
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post #2 of 5
The Noctua tim. Its highly regarded and doesn't need any curing time as well as performs better in most reviews I have read.

http://skinneelabs.com/2011-tim-results/2/

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-November-2011/1430/5
post #3 of 5
Definitely the NT-H1.
post #4 of 5
NT-H1. No cure time is a big win.
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Thanks for the feedback, guys smile.gif
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