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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
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post #11 of 22
The absolute best thermal paste is indigo xtreme, now being sold as epic t1000. It's sold on amazon for $20 for 2 installations, and if you do it right, it is the absolute best. It is a metal alloy that transfers heat very efficiently, right up there with soldering the heatsink on. It is better than other thermal pastes by a good margin. There is nothing better than epic t1000, but if you're looking for something cheaper and more traditional, noctua thermal paste is pretty good.
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post #12 of 22
There you go check the link out ,was just a resent review
http://hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?t=71658
post #13 of 22
I have been using Zalman's stuff for awhile now and it is great. Brush it on both surfaces and it keeps things nice and cool. I really love the brush applicator. I will never again buy AS5.
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post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullant View Post

There you go check the link out ,was just a resent review
http://hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?t=71658

That is what I was getting at. There is less than 1 degree C difference between the top 18 thermal pastes. Get something good and make sure you apply the thermal paste properly and get a good solid mount witth your cooler and you will be fine. thumb.gif
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post #15 of 22
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post #16 of 22
Fact of the matter is most quality TIMs are all within 1-2c of each other, the ones you listed are no exception.
The AS5 will take a little longer though due to cure time.

If you want to take it a level above, then you can use IC-7 Diamond or Indigo Xtreme, which are pretty expensive.
Shin Etsu X-23 is another great one (also expensive), though not quite as good as the aforementioned.
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post #17 of 22
I'm just not a big fan of AS5 it still has some problems with electric conductivity,I can post if you like
post #18 of 22
I'm just not a big fan of AS5 it still has some problems with electric conductivity,I can post if you like,yeah zero you are correct mate
Sorry double post,on my iPhone
post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Fact of the matter is most quality TIMs are all within 1-2c of each other, the ones you listed are no exception.
The AS5 will take a little longer though due to cure time.

Pretty much this ^.
post #20 of 22
Yeah. MX-4 has served me well. I reckon using the right amount of it, along with properly mounting the hardware, has more effect on thermal performance than the brand of goop.
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