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post #51 of 90
AC MX-4 or Gelid GC Extreme.
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Is this amazing PK-1 everyone is talking about?

http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/1093/230901/prolimatech-pk-1-thermal-compound-thermische-pasta-5g.html

I will buy it if this is it, I probably screwed up on applying my standard thermal compound that cooler master gave me with the cooler master hyper 212 evo (applied 2x bigger drop than needed for the pea method lol fail).

Anyone have any tips what product I should use to clean the surface of the CPU and Cooler?
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IC 7 works very well in my laptop, but is a bit annoying to apply because of the thickness. PK-1 is high performance and is also easy to apply and remove. Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 is dirt cheap and certainly represents the best performance per dollar. Coollaboratory's Liquid Pro is the best performer by a wide margin, but is also the most difficult to apply/remove, conducts electricity, and may cause permanent deformities on your IHS or heatsink as it reacts with some metals.
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

Thermal compound hasn't changed since 2011, check this link.
I'm using PK-1, coming from AS5, the difference is night and day.
I applied AS5 to my 6970 Lightning perfectly, running dual monitors and idling around ~56°C and when I decided to reapply thermal paste on my 6970 idle temps dropped by 6°C ~ 8°C and max temps dropped by 16°C, that's insane.
5 pages of anecdotal positing and this gets barely any responses, I'm dumbfounded.

This is the only review you need to look at.

Phobya HeGrease comes out on (baring indigo, but that is priced out of reach for most) top.

Skinnee Labs deserves a ton of credit for such a thorough review.
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All right, its settled! Going with Promilatech PK-1! Good thread, thanks! thumb.gif
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post #56 of 90
Try PK-3. Should perform at least as well as PK-1 but have better long term stability.
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These tests have almost always been worthless except to point out notably good or horribly bad products. Use some real laboratory test equipment that doesn't involve actual computer hardware and all the problems with consistency issues. Too many variables involved. You could apply the same TIM a dozen times and you'll never get identical spreads. The TIM shootout article doesn't even have a section on methodology. I don't doubt that they consistently got the results they did, I'm just finding it hard to believe that margin of error or deviation will actually matter when it comes to an end user applying it themselves. I mean, how many people here have reapplied dozens of times for no use other than to try to get better results? lol
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Quote:
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Thermal compound hasn't changed since 2011, check this link.
I'm using PK-1, coming from AS5, the difference is night and day.
I applied AS5 to my 6970 Lightning perfectly, running dual monitors and idling around ~56°C and when I decided to reapply thermal paste on my 6970 idle temps dropped by 6°C ~ 8°C and max temps dropped by 16°C, that's insane.
5 pages of anecdotal positing and this gets barely any responses, I'm dumbfounded.

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Phobya HeGrease comes out on (baring indigo, but that is priced out of reach for most) top.

Skinnee Labs deserves a ton of credit for such a thorough review.

Skinnee just seemed to disappear though. It's been like this for months, no progress, no replies whatsoever.
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These tests have almost always been worthless except to point out notably good or horribly bad products. lol

Yeah, and then I buy the notably good ones smile.gif
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My thread is still going? Goodness lol.
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