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post #1 of 13
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So the temps on my i5-2500k have slowly creeped up over the past 12 months and I'm pretty sure the thermal paste has just gotten old

Just looking for something cheap and preferably not electrically conductive so I don't fry my mobo on accident
post #2 of 13
For cheap artic silver 5,for performance mx4 or pk1
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

For cheap artic silver 5,for performance mx4 or pk1

^^^ +1

I've had good results with Noctua NT-H1 as well. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by francisw19 View Post

^^^ +1

I've had good results with Noctua NT-H1 as well. thumb.gif
that tim is too thick and ofcourse, nt h1 is better than pk1 and mx4 but I dont know if he likes thick tims

Gelid gc extrene is good too

Another choice is xigmatek frezing point
post #5 of 13
Use mustard.....

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The point is that there isnt a huge difference between TIMs. Buy the cheapest reputable brand and move on.
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

Use mustard.....

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The point is that there isnt a huge difference between TIMs. Buy the cheapest reputable brand and move on.
that`s false,generic tim/as5 is far worse than ic diamond and at the same time coollaboratory liquid ultra is far better than ic diamond
post #7 of 13
Sure, I guess, but even at worst case scenario (using given source) the BEST performing coolabratory was only 4 degrees better than a very reputable brand. The worst performing coolabratory was only one degree better. AS5 was 5.4 degrees different.
Hardly a HUGE difference. Especially since the percentage of difference in temps from TIMs can be as little as 4% in overall temperature from the top performing coolabratory.
If you need the performance then go for it.
But the best advice out there is go for the cheapest reputable brand. (I didn't say anything about generic brands, which you mentioned, and I was being sarcastic about the mustard.)

I don't know current prices on all tims, but I am definitely NOT going to pay even $10 more for a 2 or 3 degree drop in temps based on someone elses claims that I may not even be able to reproduce myself.

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post #8 of 13
How good the seat is makes far more difference in temperatures than what TIM you use.
Meaning for most of us the biggest difference is how easy/hard the TIM spreads/seats between cooler and CPU.
I'm using Chill Factor 3, before that it was PH-NCD and MX-4, and way back Arctic Silver.
I seriously doubt if there is even 2c difference. Can easily get that much or more with poor seat or cooler intake air temperature increase with different cooler or GPU.

How many of you have any idea what the air temperature going into your CPU and GPU cooler is compared to room temperature? poke.gif If it is more than a couple degrees you need to worry more about better case cooling and not about the less than 1c difference with a "better" TIM. thumb.gif

Everybody worries about how good the TIM is.. a 3c lower temp CPU cooler... but very few think about air temp inside of case can easily being 5-8c warmer than room. doh.gif

Checking and setting up case to cool properly is a very important part of building a system... and neglected by most builders. rolleyes.gif

redface.gif Sorry for the rant. whistle.gif
post #9 of 13
I heard a rumor that if you get new thermal paste and temps drop by 1-2 degrees its the paste being better. I also heard that if at the same time your ambient temps drop 1-2 degrees, its the paste being better. biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watagump View Post

I heard a rumor that if you get new thermal paste and temps drop by 1-2 degrees its the paste being better. I also heard that if at the same time your ambient temps drop 1-2 degrees, its the paste being better. biggrin.gif

ROFL
Spit coffee all over myself! cheers.gifthumbsupsmiley.png
Edited by doyll - 1/7/14 at 7:58am
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