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Now I know there is a lot of threads with this question but all of them are either mixed answer or an answer which I will explain why I won't use + a lot of them are getting quite old. I know a lot of people use CLU or the CLP but I'd rather not get an conductive thermal paste due to the shakiness of my hands when applying such paste and I will be using the thermal paste on my delidded i7 and my laptops. So I am looking for the best performing non-conductive paste for both "cpu die" and "normal" applications.
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Arctic Silver works really well. Easy to apply and hard to mess up with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100008&cm_re=arctic_silver-_-35-100-008-_-Product

Edit: added link
Edited by theshadowofsam - 10/6/16 at 6:40am
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post #3 of 71
I went with number 2 on this list, will be delivered tomorrow.
http://www.computermonger.com/the-best-thermal-paste-for-cpu-cooling/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002P5W4RU/?tag=qwiztek-20
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post #4 of 71
GC Extreme, MX-4, NT-H1 - all very easy to apply with no curing time and excellent performance. The Thermal Grizzly can net you a degree or two better temps under full loads for lengthy periods (in other words, nothing really), but it can be a royal pain to work with and get a good spread and just isn't worth the hassle, IMO.

And I can't believe someone recommended Arctic Silver in a post dated after 2010.....
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Thanks for the suggestions, I did forget to mention I will also be using this on graphics cards as well. tongue.gif
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I love my Gelid GC-Extreme.

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post #7 of 71
http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=144316
TG-K may get you another 100mhz over GC-Extreme
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

GC Extreme, MX-4, NT-H1 - all very easy to apply with no curing time and excellent performance. The Thermal Grizzly can net you a degree or two better temps under full loads for lengthy periods (in other words, nothing really), but it can be a royal pain to work with and get a good spread and just isn't worth the hassle, IMO.

And I can't believe someone recommended Arctic Silver in a post dated after 2010.....

This ^^ , make sure you go for pastes that don't need a "burn-in" to start working properly, waste of time.
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post #9 of 71
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Originally Posted by ehume View Post

I love my Gelid GC-Extreme.

Thats the paste I ordered, it's number 2 in the 2016 best thermal paste reviews.
The Grizzly paste is number 1 but I read it's not easy to work with.
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One thing to also mention is if any of them do have a curing time it does not matter much since my machine is on nearly 24/7.
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