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Hello,

So I am looking for a good thermal paste to go with my HD 7950 and Accelero Extreme cooler for the HD 7970, which I hope will work with the 7950 also. So my question is, which thermal paste should I use for it?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions
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Hello,

So I am looking for a good thermal paste to go with my HD 7950 and Accelero Extreme cooler for the HD 7970, which I hope will work with the 7950 also. So my question is, which thermal paste should I use for it?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions

Arctic Silver 5 is always a good choice and it doesn't break your wallet either.

Here is a list of some others as well:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-January-2012/1468/5
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Thanks buddy!
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post #4 of 13
Just curious, is it beneficial to replace the stock thermal paste for this GPU? Are you looking for significant temp drop from that?
post #5 of 13
I used Prolimatech PK-1 on mine, as well as aftermarket pads when I swapped my stock blower for a Swiftech Komodo block.

The AS stuff is fine, and there's nothing wrong with it, but there *are* better options if you're willing to throw down for it!



Thanks - T
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@Nous Yes it is beneficial.


Going for overkill with an mk-26, 2 Corsair AF-140mm fans (no 140mm SP's available yet) and ordered sleeved extensions at the same time. Now I just have to wait until I get them and my RMA'd H220 and I am set biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 13
AS5 has my vote and like others said it wont break you
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post #8 of 13
I've been considering swapping out the stock stuff in my 7950 boost with AS5, but i'm just too lazy lol, also I've been pleasantly surprised by how well the 7970 reference blower cooler on it has been performing, even if it's a tad loud.
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Yeah it performs OK, but I prefer low temps and noise with high overclocks smile.gif
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post #10 of 13
I would recommend going with Artic Silver 5 thermal paste.
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