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2 Questions:

What thermal compound do you prefer?

What method do you use when applying thermal paste?
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2 Questions:
What thermal compound do you prefer?
What method do you use when applying thermal paste?

I prefer whatever I have or can afford. Usually AS5 but I'm going to try some MX-4.

I put a pea sized drop and let it spread out with the heatsink, its proven thats the best method.
     
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2 Questions:

What thermal compound do you prefer? Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 for 2 reasons 1. Its cheap 2. It is not capacitive or conductive

What method do you use when applying thermal paste? Grain of rice then i spread it
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Either AS5 or AC7 Diamond

Been using the AS5 for processors and the AC7 Diamond for GPU's since its thicker and loves heat.

The AC7 has been discontinued >.< lol
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The majority of quality TIMs are w/in 1-2c of each other so not really a huge deal. Shinetsu-x23 is one of my favorites though if I had to pick.

As far as applications, depends on the surface:

- flat surface / block = grain of rice sized dot dead-center of the chip
- HDT cooler = fill in the gaps and use parallel lines (can vary depending which HDT cooler you're using though)
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Interesting. I myself prefer AS5, but I need to buy some more because last time I put my rig together I spread it myself and it hasn't yielded great results (40C idle and 50C load).
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