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Hi i'm new to this site and wanted to say Hello to you guys in my first post!
I have some questions regarding different compounds.
I'm not native in English so i hope you will be able to understand.

I'm going to purchase some products but i'm unavailable to find any good reviews online about them and was hoping to get some feedback on here.

Is this a good product to apply before using new Thermal Grease or is it an unnecessary step?
http://www.arcticsilver.com/arcticlean.htm

What compound would you recommend me between these two?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118010
ZALMAN ZM - STG1 ( I choose this product because of the super easy application )

Or should i rather get; Arctic Silver 5 Compound?

I'm using an 4770K slightly overclocked with an H100 Cooling.
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Honestly the type of thermal grease makes almost no difference. Any half decent stuff will do. What maters is that i is used correctly. As for other products. I'v always just used alcohol swabs when cleaning was needed.
    
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Just don't use chocolate.






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I use IC Diamond, but as said earlier the difference between them all is quite small. ArctiClean is not needed at all IMO, I just use 100% isopropyl alcohol and it works perfectly.
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Originally Posted by p4inkill3r View Post

Just don't use chocolate.






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Thanks it's very informative! I think i will go with AS5

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Originally Posted by General123 View Post

I use IC Diamond, but as said earlier the difference between them all is quite small. ArctiClean is not needed at all IMO, I just use 100% isopropyl alcohol and it works perfectly.

I will probably just get the ArctiClean becuase i don't have any kind of that Alcohol at home, just wanted to know if someone has had bad experiences with it!
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