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So i have heard some things about thermal paste and LN2 and i am going to be getting into the liquid nitrogen cooling sometime in the near future.

I saw somewehere that arctic silver Ceramique doesnt freeze under any kind of temperature and that it was good for doing LN2.

I was just wondering because frozen thermal paste doesnt sound like a good thing to me.
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ceramique is great for up to about -80 degrees Centigrade. Past that it really does not work very well at all.

To run CPU's and GPU's at well past -100C pastes like OCZ freeze, EVGA frostbite, Gelid GC extreme and Antec Formula 7 are recommended.

And also, its not always about the thermal paste, but more often about how good your mount is that can make the difference. A bad mount can ruin a session and make it seem like your CPU is degraded or not functioning properly.
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Ahh I see, so is ceramique good in general? Some people like mx4 more or mx5 for regular applications but in what circumstances would ceramique be a good thermal paste? Like when you are doing dice? Or what?
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I've used ceramique with dice and its fine. However, I don't even like using it for dice anymore. The only time that I use ceramique is with my single stage. For LN2 i use gelid xtreme.
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ceramique is good to about -120c

but i don't use that anymore... its still ok for starters
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