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Best thermal paste for H220 (can't get more TIM-MATE)

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Ok so I am going to delid my i5 4670K and put some CLU on that, but what thermal paste would you suggest using with my H220, since I have to obviously still seat that on the i5.

Thanks for the help!

Edit: IC Diamond is also unavailable in Finland (I was just guessing you were gonna recommend it)

EDIT2: Should I just use the CLU (is it enough?) , since the H220 is copper?
Edited by AlDyer - 6/30/13 at 1:53pm
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post #2 of 9
Thermal paste is so overated. The difference between something 30 dollar application and a 7 dollar is like 2-3 celcius. I use shinetsu just because it cures fast as heck.

Use whatever you want. Just AC-5 is good but has a long as hell cure time.
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Would you recommend using AC5 or the supplied TIM MATE?
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Swiftech says tim-mate is best according to their tests...
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Originally Posted by AlDyer View Post

Swiftech says tim-mate is best according to their tests...

It really does not matter. Almost all thermal compounds are within 2-3C.


http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-November-2011/1430

I would use whatever you have on hand.
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I did not have anything on hand got as5 and temps are great after delid
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post #7 of 9
I use only PK-3 and Gelid GC-Extreme

http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=71658
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I did not have anything on hand got as5 and temps are great after delid

AC5 is fine but it's not the best as people tote it. It's great after it's ridiculous cure time. Same price you can get shinetsu or whatever is comparable and an 1/8th of the cure time. Again though, AC5 is fine when it cures. Going more exepsive you'll only see a couple C's of improvement which doesn't warrant the cost. Stick to what you like.
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I don't really mind ease of application and cleaning are more important. CLU was hard to control to say the least biggrin.gif But I did eventually get the perfect layer I wanted and the temps were great. AS5 to top it off and working great.. What is the.curing time of AS5 approximately
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