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How good is this thermal compound that my friend is giving me away?

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A friend has gived me away an old product i want you to help me to understand cause i don't know if it can replace the thermal compund:

Its name is Thermalcote* Thermal Joint Compound by Thermalroy INC Dallas, Texas.

Typical Properties

Color: White
Working Temps (C°): -40 to +204
(F°): -40 to +400

Thermal Conductivity (Btu/ft.hr.°F) .228
(Cal/sec.cm.°C) .0009

Dialectric Stregth (Volts/mil) (0.50*GAP) 300

Cleaning Solvent Turpentine or Minergil Spirtts

Shell Life Indefinite (When unopen)


My friend bougth it almost 6 years ago, it is open. I want to overclock my E8400 as much as it's possible by air (TT Blue Orb II), so i was wondering if this thermal compound is good according to the Specs or should i just buy an Artic Silver 5.

Worth mention, that in my country, Artic Silver 5 cost 14 USD and Cooler Master HTK-002 cost 8 USD.
Edited by Sujeto 1 - 10/10/13 at 6:08am
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How much does Arctic Cooling MX4 cost? or MX2?
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Lounge Gaming
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NAS
(14 items)
 
Beast
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k 4.5Ghz 1.32v Asus Z170i Pro Gaming MSI GAMING GTX 970 1545/3900Mhz 1.23v G.Skill Trident Z 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-32 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Toshiba DT01ACA300 Intel X25-M 160GB RAID0 Thermalright Venomous X Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Pioneer PDP4280XD Corsair RM650x Fractal Node 304 B&W 602S2's, B&W M1 Surround, Arendal Sub1 
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Yamaha RX-A1010 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jasjeet View Post

How much does Arctic Cooling MX4 cost? or MX2?
MX4 Not avaible at my local retailer frown.gif
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Ceramique 2 is avaible for 11 USD.
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Any guesses? My friend told me he managed to OC his E8500 at 4.1 Ghz Stables 24/7, using the Thermalcote, he told me is not about thermal compound but the spread technique and the cooling system, since almost all thermal pastes are the same. make sense?
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The only purpose of thermal compound is to bridge the tiny, often microscopic, gaps between the surface of your cpu heat spreader and the surface of your heatsink. The compound is not magic, it does not in any way cool on its own, and one brand will not "cool" better than another. That said, there are very small differences between the various types out there, because some materials naturally conduct heat better than others. However, the difference, at most, would be like 2 degrees celsius. As long as you're not spreading your cpu with peanut butter, it'll be fine. If you're concerned about those extra 2 degrees, use Arctic MX4 or Arctic Silver, they're the best.
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