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It's 10c better than AS 5? eek.gif
Most newer thermal paster are better than AS5. AS5 also has a 200hr or 100hr curing time as well compared to others that dont like MX-4
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hmm, how good is the noctua NT-H1 to keep the temperature on your card?
wow, I think, I'll better safe than sorry...
Idle around 28c and Load 40/45c. At most, 50c in winter when i have the heating on inside.

GPU is also watercooled.
post #33 of 139
I vote for MX-4; easy to work with and great performance. Or you can give Phobya Grease a try. Heard good things about it.

PS. If you're getting the MX-4, make sure you get the new formula. The photo on their website is the old one, the new one has white label (vs. the old silver label). Not sure of the performance difference but since you're buying it now might as well grab the new one from the new batch/stock. biggrin.gif
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I vote for MX-4; easy to work with and great performance. Or you can give Phobya Grease a try. Heard good things about it.
PS. If you're getting the MX-4, make sure you get the new formula. The photo on their website is the old one, the new one has white label (vs. the old silver label). Not sure of the performance difference but since you're buying it now might as well grab the new one from the new batch/stock. biggrin.gif

another vote for MX-4....thanks bro....biggrin.gif
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Unfortunately, Liquid Ultra is not exist in my country....frown.gif
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I vote for Prolimatech PK1. I am using it on both my WC'd 3930K (Apogee HD) and GTX670FTW (HeatKiller 680 "Hole Edition" + Backplate), and it's fantastic stuff.

I have also tried it on a number of different, air-cooled chips and here's a list of the chips plus before/after temps (Idle/Load):
- AMD FX-51 with AS5 using Thermaltake Silent Tower Plus with 2x 92x25mm Delta Fans - 31C/64C now 25C/52C
- AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ with OEM TIM and OEM HSF - 34C/68C now 26C/55C
- AMD Phenom II X4 960T with OEM TIM and AMD BE OEM HSF - 29C/61C now 26C/42C (!!!)
- Intel Core i5-2450 with OEM TIM and OEM Intel HSF - 30C/72C now 25C/58C
- Intel Core2Duo E8600 @ 4.2Ghz with AS5 and MegaHalems 2x San-Ace 120x38 140cfm fans - 28C/56C to 26C/49C
- Intel Core i7-2670QM with OEM TIM and Laptop HSF - 36C/82C to 29C/68C
- Intel Pentium4 3.46Ghz @ 3.8Ghz with AS5 and AC Freezer 2-fan HSF - 32C/79C to 27C/65C


I could go on... All in all, I have changed the TIM on about 40 computers this year, and I have used Antec Nano-Diamond Arctic7 (?), IC-Diamond, 2 types of Shin Etsu, NT-H1, AS Ceramique, a few others... And PK1. Without a doubt, the PK1 has given the absolute best temp drops. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545 right now that is rrunning a T4400 with the 3850M GPU and the temps have gone from 35/78 and 34/86 to 28/57 and 29/64. I can no longerffeel heat throughtthepalm rest . The fan almost never runs full speed (in fact, average speed for the fans before was 87%, the past 30 days it's 41%!), and it doesn't get hung up due to heat.
   
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I use arctic mx-4. It's pretty good after it cures.

Small dot on the center of the GPU die or heat spreader then put the heatsink back on and let the pressure of the heatsink spread out the thermal paste. thumb.gif

Edit: Fixed typo's, added detail.
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I vote for Prolimatech PK1. I am using it on both my WC'd 3930K (Apogee HD) and GTX670FTW (HeatKiller 680 "Hole Edition" + Backplate), and it's fantastic stuff.
I have also tried it on a number of different, air-cooled chips and here's a list of the chips plus before/after temps (Idle/Load):
- AMD FX-51 with AS5 using Thermaltake Silent Tower Plus with 2x 92x25mm Delta Fans - 31C/64C now 25C/52C
- AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ with OEM TIM and OEM HSF - 34C/68C now 26C/55C
- AMD Phenom II X4 960T with OEM TIM and AMD BE OEM HSF - 29C/61C now 26C/42C (!!!)
- Intel Core i5-2450 with OEM TIM and OEM Intel HSF - 30C/72C now 25C/58C
- Intel Core2Duo E8600 @ 4.2Ghz with AS5 and MegaHalems 2x San-Ace 120x38 140cfm fans - 28C/56C to 26C/49C
- Intel Core i7-2670QM with OEM TIM and Laptop HSF - 36C/82C to 29C/68C
- Intel Pentium4 3.46Ghz @ 3.8Ghz with AS5 and AC Freezer 2-fan HSF - 32C/79C to 27C/65C
I could go on... All in all, I have changed the TIM on about 40 computers this year, and I have used Antec Nano-Diamond Arctic7 (?), IC-Diamond, 2 types of Shin Etsu, NT-H1, AS Ceramique, a few others... And PK1. Without a doubt, the PK1 has given the absolute best temp drops. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545 right now that is rrunning a T4400 with the 3850M GPU and the temps have gone from 35/78 and 34/86 to 28/57 and 29/64. I can no longerffeel heat throughtthepalm rest . The fan almost never runs full speed (in fact, average speed for the fans before was 87%, the past 30 days it's 41%!), and it doesn't get hung up due to heat.

wow a great explanation..but how much your ambient temperature when you repaste 40 computers? I look for the best paste because my ambient is 29 - 31 Celcius. and what is the best method to repaste the card? small dot in the center, X Pattern, or?
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I use arctic mx-4. It's pretty good after it cures.
Small dot in the center of the GPU die or heat spreader then put the heatsink back on. thumb.gif

wow..another vote for MX4....thanks for the input...thumb.gif
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For comparing temps. Use temp over delta as comparison.
30* ambient, load is 65*. So, thats 35* over delta.
Now 15* ambient, load is 50* load. Overall cooler, but still 35* over delta.

Which is one reason why I dont usually trust a lot of tests done. Because very few people actually set a temp to standardize all the temps.
When I used to high power jet engines. We always had to use correction factors for temperatures and indicated rpm speeds.
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I use arctic mx-4. It's pretty good after it cures.

MX-4 doesn't need curing = no cure time. You mean you see further drop in temps after some usage? thinking.gif
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