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i will be placing my GPU under water soon and i was wondering what the community thought was the best thermal paste for a GPU and potentialy at some point a CPU as well...
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Theres so many, these threads turn into arrangement's. lol

I say stick with some artic silver 5
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I vote for artic cooling mx2/mx4
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post #6 of 11
Check this out: 80-way TIM

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post #7 of 11
Anything half-decent is pretty much the same at normal temps. Unless you're going for sub-zero temps, or a .02 degree difference is somehow important to you, just get the cheapest half decent non-electrically-conductive (or you can skip that last part, but there is really no reason to... ever) stuff you can find.

If you ARE going for extreme low temp cooling you need something that holds up well instead of freezing and cracking. IC Diamond for instance is excellent (in fact it's just plain excellent in general, but pricier than other, just about as good alternatives for general use).

Oh... and the biggest factor in getting good temps with your TIM is application. If you cant apply it well, it doesn't matter how good the material is. Pick something with a consistency you're comfortable with.


In conclusion, pretty much anything other than AS5 wink.gif
(expensive, highly conductive, crap consistancy, short lifespan, long break-in period... is there a reason people still prefer this carp? Oh right... cause it was the first half-decent TIM that people started talking about 10 years ago when system building was just becoming slightly popular with the uninformed masses)
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Arctic silver 5 for daily use and AS5 ceramique for DICE thumb.gif
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Indigo xtreme is XTREME! and pricey.

Don't take my word for it - CLICKY
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