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I posted this on another forum, but I thought it could be useful here as well.

The best way to find a good new TIM is to see it ranking near the top in every review/comparison/roundup. You also need to look at how they test. If they're measuring load at stock or modest overclocks, and that fits your profile, then that's what you should look for. However, if you're looking for lower temps at overclocked CPU's, then you'll want to see those types of tests run instead.

Extreme Overclock Test Comparisons:
From February 16, 2012 (extreme overclock):
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1852/1/

From September 2011 (extreme overclock):
http://skinneelabs.com/2011-thermal-paste-review-comparison/2/

From February 2011 (extreme overclock):
http://forums.pureoverclock.com/showthread.php?14262-Thermal-Compounds-Roundup


High Overclock Test Comparisons:
Here's a small one from July 2011 (decent high overclock):
http://xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/coolers/thermal-grease-tim-round-up-six-times-the-grease/4/

Another one from 2011 (decent high overclock):
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268354-29-thermal-compound-roundup-2011


Stock to Mild Overclock Test Comparisons
A couple of TIM are missing on this one, but a good roundup and the latest roundup I've seen (stock to mild overclocks) from October 2011:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-October-2011/1396/5

A big one from June 2009 (mild overclock):
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=13

Here's one from March 2008 (mild overclock):
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=138&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=6


If you have a good link to one, let me know so I can add it to the list. I'll also try to sort/categorize them a bit better later (based on CPU overclock testing measures).
Edited by El_Capitan - 11/4/12 at 9:23am
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