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post #31 of 75
I have MX-4... but I couldn't find the tube when I was installing my WC loop... so I used AS5. Still no issues with AS5. Unless you're into severe performance style benching, the difference really is negligible.
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post #32 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by piskooooo View Post

IC Diamond master race.

Yeah I wonder why they did not test this stuff. Have not used it personally but have heard good things about it. I have been using AS products for over 10 years back when AS-2 was released. I have never had any real reason to change what I use but Maximum PC gives me something to think about. thumb.gif
post #33 of 75
Great info thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388 View Post

Thank you so much for this article, had to prove a friend about AS5 not being the best paste.

2C makes little to no diff in PC performance however. AS5 is probably the best or very close when you consider performance and cost.
post #35 of 75
Considering there is a 2C ambient temperature difference over the course of their testing I'm not sure how you can claim AS5 isn't as good as the latest and greatest.
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post #36 of 75
This review is as useful as if anybody in the world would just put those thermal pastes in some random order. Sorry to be this rude, but if you plan to do a review at least do it properly or don't bother. They should know better that in order to evaluate something that can be wrong-applied you need to apply it a few times in order to average results and have something more or less "relevant".

Otherwise is just useless and irrelevant information with no useful conclusion whatsoever. You shouldn't also support sites that do such careless reviewing.

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post #37 of 75
Compare to some other charts

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Originally Posted by AMD4ME View Post

2C makes little to no diff in PC performance however. AS5 is probably the best or very close when you consider performance and cost.

It also has a curing time of a week before it sets in. You can't leave the PC on 24/7 or do folding on it right after applying that paste.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 1/20/12 at 6:38pm
post #38 of 75
I use zalman stg2 paste and it does better than the noctua stuff that came with my cooler. There was about 3-4c difference for me. So for now I'll stick with the zalman stg2.
 
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post #39 of 75
Good read. I've been a fan of Noctua NT-H1 since I first used it and it's good to see it's still one of the best. It's also probably the easiest to apply, that never hurts.
post #40 of 75
This recent review is much more accurate than MPC's. thumb.gif Anything below mayonnaise is a joke...lol redface.gif You can use your computer 24/7 directly after applying AS5, without any problems whatsoever. My old build wasn't turned off for any length of time for almost 6 months. The AS5 cured just fine. tongue.gif
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