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i was stuck with AS5 as my only tim that i had at my place so i ordered some tx-4 after reading reviews...now im thinking i should have maybe looked at WC tim results more closely because i've reapplied and remounted my cooler 4 times and this crap is still running hotter than AS5 (and I only let my as5 cure for like MAYBE 100hrs of folding + several itb stress tests) ...any thoughts or anyone use this paste? either way i got frustrated and ordered some MX-4 which ive never tried either so...i guess it will be a moot point once i get that..i just really looked forward to this tx-4 because seemed like a lot of people love it. frown.gif
 
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Always remember that for the most part TIM wont change your temps one way or the other more than a few degrees in most cases.

That being said, I am a big fan of MX4.
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yeah 3-5c matters a lot to me though ..i know functionally its not much of a difference but it erks me that AS5 is getting better results...mainstream crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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post #4 of 7
AS5 shouldn't be getting better results. If it is, it's because you applied it wrong or your temps are being influenced by an outside variable (ambient temps, load levels, etc).
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I always use AS5 when I work on client PC's due to it being so inexpensive, but much better than the stock TIM's by OEM branded PCs. I picked up some TX-4 at my local Microcenter and really didn't notice that much of an improvement over AS5 (minus the cure time) maybe a degree or two lower.. If you delid your Ivy I wouldn't apply TX-4 under the IHS even know it will drop your temps. Pick up some CLU and apply under the IHS for a dramatic drop in temps.
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post #6 of 7
How are you applying it? Just a pea sized drop is all you need. Maybe even a little smaller. Always follow the rule of less is more. Also, is the backplate on your H100 on correctly? There should be two cutouts where the screws from the motherboard should go.
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yeah my motherboard only has 4 cutouts 1 on each corner instead of 2 on each corner. and i've remounted it and reapplied the tim using pea method, rice grain method, using the tim spreader once instead of pressure from heatsink, slightly diff results each time but still the same or higher than as5 so idk.

EDIT: and if u were talking about the way one side of the backplate has 2 of the corners cut in to avoid the stock backplate screws then yeah, its facing the right way too. wasn't quite sure what uwe re talking about there
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