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Which Thermal paste is better ?

Poll Results: Which Thermal paste is better ?

 
  • 52% (10)
    Arctic Silver 5
  • 15% (3)
    Arctic Cooling MX-2
  • 0% (0)
    Arctic Cooling MX-3
  • 31% (6)
    Arctic Cooling MX-4
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello,

Which Thermal paste is better and why ??
I got X6 1090T 4.2GHz 1.5V.

Don't care about the price of the paste.

My options are this:

Arctic Silver 5

Arctic Cooling MX-2

Arctic Cooling MX-3

Arctic Cooling MX-4
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post #2 of 22
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post #3 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcom28 View Post

Hello,

Which Thermal paste is better and why ??
I got X6 1090T 4.2GHz 1.5V.

Don't care about the price of the paste.

My options are this:

Arctic Silver 5

Arctic Cooling MX-2

Arctic Cooling MX-3

Arctic Cooling MX-4




If price isn't an issue, then why restrict yourself to those ones? I you want a really nice thermal transfer, get a lapping kit to smooth the block, then get something like this.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16497/thr-142/Indigo_Xtreme_Precision_Engineered_Thermal_Interface_ETI_Kit_AMD_Phenom_and_Athlon_II_AM2_AM3_Sockets_-_Single_Pack.html
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post #4 of 22
I've only used Arctic Silver 5 and it has worked great.
post #5 of 22
I would go with this if you can get it http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=3&id=42&tab=1,i use the gelid all the time and it awesome,on LN2 and air water.If you unable to get it I would use Arctic Cooling MX-4,this is a good Non-Electrical Conductive paste
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
Arctic Silver 5 is also Non-Electrical Conductive paste right?
I see more votes for it,
Anyone else?

Thanks,
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post #7 of 22
I have used Artic Silver 5 with good results, but switched to Artic Silver Ceramique 4 years ago.
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post #8 of 22
MX-2 frankly smile.gif AS5 is overly outdated and underperforming today
And if you can instead get anything from prolimatech that you might like, they perform better apart from terrible contact
OR Indigo Extreme if cost isn't a issue wink.gif
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post #9 of 22
Honestly any of the top-shelf pastes will do. Proper mounting and contact will make a bigger difference than what thermal paste you use. Personally I use mx-2 because I get a really good spread every time. (And I can get a 4 gram tube for less than $5 thumb.gif)
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fan o' water View Post

I have used Artic Silver 5 with good results, but switched to Artic Silver Ceramique 4 years ago.
This.

In my experience, AS Ceramique works as good or better than AS5 does, and it's cheaper and non-conductive.
     
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