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i7 3770K + Corsair H80 = What Thermal Paste ?

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Hello
I have Intel i7 3770K + Corsair H80
I want to replace my old stock thermal paste on Corsair H80

and the question is......
What thermal paste do you think will fit best in my system? Thanks smile.gif

* P.S I do not do overclocking
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I believe the stock thermal paste from Corsair is not bad. Why are you replacing it? Is there a problem?

If you are not overclocking you shouldn’t be too concerned with temps, and different thermal pastes will only vary by a couple c, so you could go with whatever you have or something cheap. If you wanted to buy a good one I would go with MX-4.
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

I believe the stock thermal paste from Corsair is not bad. Why are you replacing it? Is there a problem?

If you are not overclocking you shouldn’t be too concerned with temps, and different thermal pastes will only vary by a couple c, so you could go with whatever you have or something cheap. If you wanted to buy a good one I would go with MX-4.

It has been 1 year, and Corsair stock paste is almost finished
And my CPU Temperature (monitoring by RealTemp) is reach 40 degree for minimum frown.gif
It's bad, isnt it?

Have you use this MX4 before?
How's the performance?
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by andiegokil View Post

Have you use this MX4 before?
How's the performance?
MX4 is a good paste, within a degree or two of the best and much more expensive ones.
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MX-4 is good, it works well. But like I said, no matter what TIM you use there shouldn’t be more than a few c difference under load.

Getting good thermal performance has more to do with using the exact right amount of TIM and getting a good cooler installation so the cold plate makes good contact with your IHS. The TIM you use is secondary to using the right amount and a good install.

Ivy is a tough chip, if you are not overclocking it you really shouldn’t have to worry about temps at all. You are getting 40c minimum for your idle temps? That sounds high for a non overclocked chip, but it would depend on your room temperature and the air flow of your case.

I would get some MX-4 and try a few times to get just the right amount of TIM, and a good cooler install to see if that helps. Your rig says you only have one fan on the H80, shouldn’t it have a push/pull setup?
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by zalbard View Post

MX4 is a good paste, within a degree or two of the best and much more expensive ones.

thanks for your recommendation smile.gif
Will have MX4 soon

Quote:
Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

MX-4 is good, it works well. But like I said, no matter what TIM you use there shouldn’t be more than a few c difference under load.

Getting good thermal performance has more to do with using the exact right amount of TIM and getting a good cooler installation so the cold plate makes good contact with your IHS. The TIM you use is secondary to using the right amount and a good install.

Ivy is a tough chip, if you are not overclocking it you really shouldn’t have to worry about temps at all. You are getting 40c minimum for your idle temps? That sounds high for a non overclocked chip, but it would depend on your room temperature and the air flow of your case.

I would get some MX-4 and try a few times to get just the right amount of TIM, and a good cooler install to see if that helps. Your rig says you only have one fan on the H80, shouldn’t it have a push/pull setup?

My H80 is using 3 fans, San Ace 120 Sanyo Denki for intake and 2 Servo Gentle Typhoon for exhaust. Intake is in back my case and exhaust is top.



First time I built this PC, is only 29-33 for minimum, but it's a year ago.

My room is fairly hot, I live exact in equator line and I have no air conditioner.

Is there any recommendation of using MX4 maybe trusted Youtube tutorial or step? Thanks justanoldman smile.gif
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post #7 of 8
People use different methods for applying TIM, but I like one small dot or blob of it in the center of the IHS and let the cooler spread it out. You need to clean both surfaces of all old TIM with 90% or higher isopropyl alcohol first though.

It can take several tries to get just the right amount of TIM for your setup and to get the best temps. You need to do a temp test after each installation to see which one works best. Each time you take the cooler off, look at the TIM fingerprint on the cooler and IHS to see how well it spread.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

People use different methods for applying TIM, but I like one small dot or blob of it in the center of the IHS and let the cooler spread it out. You need to clean both surfaces of all old TIM with 90% or higher isopropyl alcohol first though.

It can take several tries to get just the right amount of TIM for your setup and to get the best temps. You need to do a temp test after each installation to see which one works best. Each time you take the cooler off, look at the TIM fingerprint on the cooler and IHS to see how well it spread.

many thanks justanoldman will try it soon smile.gif
I will buy 4gr of MX4 to make this TIM cheap, and use carefully like you said biggrin.gif

Will report it soon
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