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post #11 of 141
Best TIM is Indigo Extreme.
There's no real discussion to be had on the matter because it is the best TIM end of story.
As far as other 'normal' tims go, there's a very minimal difference mostly so unless those 3°c bother you any TIM should do.
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post #12 of 141
I've used Arctic Silver for years, love it. Just tried a different paste, this white stuff that came with my XSPC pump. Needless to say it works really well. I have a tube from Cooler Master I never tried yet either.
post #13 of 141
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Originally Posted by amputate View Post

Best TIM is Indigo Extreme.
There's no real discussion to be had on the matter because it is the best TIM end of story.
As far as other 'normal' tims go, there's a very minimal difference mostly so unless those 3°c bother you any TIM should do.

This sums it up.

Followed by Cool Lab. and Shin-etsu, PK3, Hegrease and a few others in a tight third.
post #14 of 141
Big fan of HeGrease myself. Had tried Shin Etsu, PK3, PK1, Gelid Extreme, Deepcool 5 (I think) and finally Arctic Silver. HeGrease is great to apply, non conductive, and well I never noticed a difference in temps among any of them. Just my own personal experience on the issue. So now I go with the HeGrease since it's easiest to use, always gives a good spread and is just as effective as any other commonly used product.

But yeah Indigo Extreme for when I get a little wild hair up my bum and try it out.
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post #15 of 141
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Easily a couple of C.
But are you using an ivy bridge?
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post #16 of 141
Really when you are looking in the range of high-performance TIMs the performance difference is negligible, so you should get whichever paste you like working with (or whichever is most readily available/cheapest). For example perference for viscosity, ease of installation, etc. Shin-etsu, IC Diamond (IHS scratches galore), Indigo Extreme, AS5 are all good.

I've been using IC Diamond but I think I'm going to change to Shin-etsu because it has less viscosity. Makes it slightly easier to apply.
post #17 of 141
Coollaboratory liquid ultra. Only if you have a pure copper base though. If any bit of it gets on aluminum it will cause a reaction and errode the surface. Even more so with the liquid pro. Heres a pic of what could happen if it comes in contact with aluminum.

LOL
Edited by RenHoakRex - 1/16/13 at 12:51pm
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post #18 of 141
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Originally Posted by amputate View Post

Best TIM is Indigo Extreme.
There's no real discussion to be had on the matter because it is the best TIM end of story.
As far as other 'normal' tims go, there's a very minimal difference mostly so unless those 3°c bother you any TIM should do.

hahah not, coollaboratory ultra is the best period. enough said
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post #19 of 141
There are alot of thermal paste products out there and really unless your a urber temp guy like that 1'c makes a difference guy it really doesn't matter.
Also DON'T get Arctic silver 5 that takes a couple of on and off cycles to set >frown.gif
post #20 of 141
In response to the above, I just want to point out that as long as you get one of the TOP 20 OR SO TIMs, you likely won't get muchbbenefit from any one comparedto otother, but it wiwill be a significant upgrade over any lower end TIM.
I personally really like PK1, and I will be getting some PK3 to try as I've heard it's a "true successor" to PK1.
   
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