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AS5 is the best at any price. You can get other Thermal Compund with heatsinks free, but they all suck. Make the $8 investment, let your temps drop. Please! BTW, every time you apply a heatsink to a core and don't use AS5 (GPUs included), God kills a kitten!
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Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post


Here's a little comparison for you..

http://www.overclo ck3d.net/reviews....ste_comparison

Your link doesn't work. And I know Coollabs Liquid is a little better, but AS5 is safer. What if you want to reseat the heatsink? Too bad.
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post #13 of 15
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Your link doesn't work. And I know Coollabs Liquid is a little better, but AS5 is safer. What if you want to reseat the heatsink? Too bad.
You can reseat it just fine lol..

It just takes a little time to clean it up..that's all..

The only permanent damage it'll make is if you use it with an aluminum block.
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K/W ratio isn't the only factor in a "good" TIM.

http://www.microsi.com/packaging/thermal_grease.htm

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A key factor in selecting a thermal interface material is the relationship between bond line thickness (BLT) and thermal resistance. The chart on the left illustrates very low thermal resistance at different bond line thicknesses.
See anywhere AS and the other goop companies state this? Does any release reports on the CHEMISTRY of their compounds?

No other company has done more testing on such material (short of 3M) than Shin Etsu. AS doesn't even have the budget for such R+D in it's dreams.
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For air cooling AS5 is the best thermal paste. Only costs like 8 bucks to get and you can get many uses out of one tube.
    
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