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Excellent.
While it has "no cure time", all pastes require some heat / cool cycles to get into all the micro cracks and crannies. You may notice a small improvement as time goes on.
But hey, go wild!

LOL That's were multiple runs of Prime 95 come in handy tongue.gif
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IC7 Diamond and OCZ Freeze for me, both are usually 4.99 a tube and work well with minimal cure time!
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IC7 Diamond and OCZ Freeze for me, both are usually 4.99 a tube and work well with minimal cure time!

OCZ Freeze was the first ever TIM I bought, but It's been a while since then tongue.gif
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imo put on a cowboy hat and grab some Coolaboratory Liquid Metal Ultra. It's the only tim I've used that actually stands apart. People are all nervous about the liquid metal thing, but that shouldn't be a problem unless you ignore the instructions and fling it on like a chimpanzee. Stuff really works. It's even kinda fun to apply and the company says there's only a 14% chance my computer will explode, at most. I like those odds.

Recommended this to a colleague and the results were very impressive. Not an easy thing to clean up though and I'm not sure if the latest incarnation is aluminum friendly. I think it is. If you want to be cheap go buy a non-mercury glass medical thermometer ... it contains gallium which is effectively what this stuff is.

I'm aiming for Antec Formula 7 after having lived with AS5 and Antec Formula 5 for so long. Darn thing costs $15 a tube over here though.
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Definitely MX-2 (the big tube)


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LOL That's were multiple runs of Prime 95 come in handy tongue.gif

Absolutely thumb.gif
post #27 of 30
I recently got the Noctua paste and liked it. Squeeze method results in a very controlled, fine line of paste, temps no different than anything else.
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post #28 of 30
http://skinneelabs.com/ has great reviews on thermal pastes. The top reccomended traditional paste is Prolimatech pk-1 (benchmarks here http://skinneelabs.com/pk-1-asm-cmif/) and they also have a very good roundup of all the data (here http://skinneelabs.com/2011-thermal-paste-review-comparison/). If you are using a CPU and not planning on changing heatsinks (20 dollars per pop!), Indigo-Xtreme is the way to go, albeit VERY expensive. http://skinneelabs.com/2011-mx2-ix-ssg/4/
The reviewer also puts down AS5 as overpriced and under-performing for a modern paste.
Another paste I personally like, that gets middle of the road performance, is Ceramique II. It outperforms AS5, but is still beaten by many other pastes. However, 25g can be had for $12!! biggrin.gif
EDIT: noctua paste is also very good! I wish microcenter sold pk-1. I guess I am using Ceramique II on the gpu block.
post #29 of 30
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If you are using a CPU and not planning on changing heatsinks (20 dollars per pop!), Indigo-Xtreme is the way to go, albeit VERY expensive. http://skinneelabs.com/2011-mx2-ix-ssg/4/ .

One thing to remember with Indigo Xtreme/MainGear Epic T1000 is that you can't use it with HDT heatsinks and waterblocks (or any heatsink for that matter) with a round base. It requires a heatsink base that will make full, even contact with it when installing.

And, to be fair, it's only $10 pop since you get two of them in each box, but, yeah, it's horribly expensive.
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Recommended this to a colleague and the results were very impressive. Not an easy thing to clean up though and I'm not sure if the latest incarnation is aluminum friendly. I think it is. If you want to be cheap go buy a non-mercury glass medical thermometer ... it contains gallium which is effectively what this stuff is.
I'm aiming for Antec Formula 7 after having lived with AS5 and Antec Formula 5 for so long. Darn thing costs $15 a tube over here though.

It's not aluminum friendly, so it's no-go for many direct heatpipe bases. I may steer clear of thermometers, heh. The LM was $15 or so as well, but you use such a small amount that it'll probably last me forever.
    
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