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post #11 of 20
i wish people would stop recommending as5. its ancient and compared to whats on the market today, pointless.
arctic cooling mx-4, antec formula 6 and quite a few others
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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/geek_tested_17_thermal_pastes_face?page=0,1
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post #13 of 20
as5 is a legend, I doubt it will ever be considered a bad paste and its readily available at most radio shacks, dont get me wrong next tube I buy will be shin etsu, but there is nothing wrong with as5
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Nothing wrong with except there are so many better choices
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as5 is a legend, I doubt it will ever be considered a bad paste and its readily available at most radio shacks, dont get me wrong next tube I buy will be shin etsu, but there is nothing wrong with as5
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Nothing wrong with except there are so many better choices

exactly what i was saying. it used to be the best. its only average now and so many people talk like nothing is better and recommend it to any and everyone
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post #16 of 20
Just a tiny, bit of TIM is all that is required. TIM is only designed to fill the Micro Pores of the heatsink and CPU, i.e. machining marks, low spots, etc. Essentially all you want is a translucent film between the HSF and CPU heat spreader. Less TIM is better as long as there is a tiny film over the heat spreader. Do NOT apply TIM to both the HSF and CPU - just a tiny bit on the CPU is all that is required.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm
post #17 of 20
Ok its not at the top anymore, I don't keep track of all the new tims that are coming out, I'm only suggesting what I've personally used and what I've known to be the best.
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i use mayonnaise

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Ok its not at the top anymore, I don't keep track of all the new tims that are coming out, I'm only suggesting what I've personally used and what I've known to be the best.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with AS 5. It scores within 1-2C of the top 25+ TIMS, as shown above and in every reliable TIM test that I have seen.

Yes even Mayonnaise will work reasonably well. MX-4 and some of the other TIMs do not score any better than AS 5 in the TIM tests that I have seen. No one has ever shown that 1-2C allows higher PC OC'ing so unless you're looking for bragging rights ANY of the top 25+ TIMS above will serve you just fine - even Mayonnaise.

There is no need to spend $20 on TIM when $5 TIM will produce the same results within 1-2C. Use whatever makes you happy.
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/13/12 at 4:27pm
post #20 of 20
I used a hyper 212+ and all i did was put about a pea size drop in the middle then squishes the heatsink down on it directly, worked great got my 12+ hours stable with a 4.5ghz clock on my 2500k
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