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I am looking tor a new TIM, I wonder if still the Coollaboratory,Nanoxia,Phobya and Thermal Grizzly are the best TIM in the market?
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Gelid Extreme and Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut are my go to pastes.
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then nothing has changed, the phase change TIM seems to still have the lead and there has been little to no innovation
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From what I have played with and seen = nope. Lol same ole stuffs
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This new Cooler Master Mastergel Maker seems to be making an impact: https://www.eteknix.com/cooler-master-mastergel-maker-nano-review/3/
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Originally Posted by Sand dan Glokta View Post

This new Cooler Master Mastergel Maker seems to be making an impact: https://www.eteknix.com/cooler-master-mastergel-maker-nano-review/3/
yes it seems good but phase change tim makes the major difference
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This new Cooler Master Mastergel Maker seems to be making an impact: https://www.eteknix.com/cooler-master-mastergel-maker-nano-review/3/
It may be a little better but only marginally. Their test methodology says "1c margin of error .. my guess is +/- 1c .. meaning 22c could be 23c and 24c could be 23c .. meaning 5 TIMs at stock load could easily have same performance .. and 4 could be the same 5 or TIMs at overclocked load could easily be the same.

I noticed in he Q&A:
Q: How long can the thermal compound be used once opened, but sealed correctly after use?

A: Every circumstance is different depending on various factors, such as the environment. Usually the thermal grease can be preserved for two years without opening. We highly suggest users keep thermal grease in a dry and clean place, and avoid direct sunshine once opened.
"Preserved for two years without opening".. not answering their own question about how long it will last once opened .. but instead telling us an unopened package can last 2 years .thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Also I see nothing about how hard or easy it is to apply seat. I've found application and seating to be at least as important as actual performance .. If we do not get a good seating we do not get good heat transfer .. really, who cares how great the TIM can transfer heat if it is hard to apply and get a good seat? Many high W/m K TIMs give no better heat transfer in actual testing than lower W/m K rated TIMs.

Here are W/m K ratings of common materials and some TIM W/m K ratings.


But when we compare TIM test performance we see that some TIMs with lower W/m K out-perform higher W/m K TIMs Thermalright Chill Factor III is a good example of this. The below test results show us that except for top 2-5 TIMs (the 'liqud metal' oens) there are 25-30 TIMs within less than 2c of each other .. to me this means as long as we get a good TIM seat it make almost no difference what TIM we are using.
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@doyll-

 

Thanks for those charts. That's really good info. +rep

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Hi there

Personally I use Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut for CPU like on air or in water, tried as well Noctua NT-H1 with which my temps on CPU PKG has been around 2°C higher than with Kryonaut

But on other hand NT-H1 is best TIM for GPU, with Kryonaut I've got inconsistent temps around 2-3°C higher than with NT-H1, in some cases I've saw 5°C higher temps with Kryonaut than with NT-H1

Hope this helps

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I wonder if there is any test comparing a MX-2 to the Coollabotatory Liquid witha video card?
  
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