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Is there a better thermal paste than the h100 stock ones?

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hi guys
well right now i am using the H100 cooler with the stock thermal paste that came with it and and i was thinking if there's a better thermal paste?and which thermal paste the h100 is using?
thanks!
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post #2 of 8
I'm not sure what paste Corsair is using but the paste that comes on stock coolers from most manufacturers (most, not all), runs from terrible to ok, but is rarely great. Best bet is to clean the stock stuff off and go with something high-end. I used TG-2 on my H100 because it works well and I had it on hand. I like the way it spreads too.

Here are a couple of links to recent compound tests so you can select something good:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-March-2011/1207

http://skinneelabs.com/tim/comparison-2011/
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How about MX4 is it good too?
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post #4 of 8
Yup, MX4 gets pretty good reviews.
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post #5 of 8
NO! The h100 has got shin-itsu, one of the best.
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post #6 of 8
Stock H100 thermal paste is pretty damn good.
There are better options, but not worth it in my opinion.
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post #7 of 8
The Corsair coolers have good paste, but the amount they use is arguably too much.

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post #8 of 8
Looks like the Shin-Etsu is only used on the H50 and H70. The H100 has Dow Corning paste on it per a Corsair Rep: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=97551

I couldn't find links to any benchmarks on it though.
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