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Now I normally agree with you brother...but not this time. When Air-cooling, 1 or 2 degrees can be the difference between a stable overclock and hitting a the proverbial "wall". I.E. the difference between 2.9 and 3.0ghz (and bragging rights)
I understand when you say the diffrence between 2.9 and 3.0 but you can just lie Plz dude 1 degree won't make any difference. If you can give me one real world example that has happened to a live person not a hypothetical person then I would agree with you but this is just a waste of money.
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Dude! Relax... you are arguing about a waste of money, over a couple dollars, as well as the fact that this website is designed for people STRIVING for the BEST performance possible. Honestly! Every Mhz we can squeeze, every degree we can drop...
    
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post #33 of 43
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I understand when you say the diffrence between 2.9 and 3.0 but you can just lie Plz dude 1 degree won't make any difference. If you can give me one real world example that has happened to a live person not a hypothetical person then I would agree with you but this is just a waste of money.
It's technically only 1 dollar per extra degree you drop comparing to AS5.. Not that bad.

This is OCN though and yes every single MHz and every single degree even Fahrenheit is important. Especially because one, leads to another and another.
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Anyhow its on my next shopping list
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common guys i know everyone here is an ubber enthusiest but why would you waste your money on thermal paste anyway? the stuff that comes with your HSF is enough. I am a person who bows down to many gimicky things but this is and all time low. 1 or 2 degrees wont' make a diffrence in cooling power of a heatsink. Plz guys
The thing is... it isn't 1 or 2 degrees its about 7 - 10 with this stuff and for 7 Dollars or £4 it really is a bargain and a very good thing to buy. So it does make a difference to cooling by quite a bit for a tiny bit of money.
    
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It's technically only 1 dollar per extra degree you drop comparing to AS5.. Not that bad.

This is OCN though and yes every single MHz and every single degree even Fahrenheit is important. Especially because one, leads to another and another.
Ok Ok i give up
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common guys i know everyone here is an ubber enthusiest but why would you waste your money on thermal paste anyway? the stuff that comes with your HSF is enough. I am a person who bows down to many gimicky things but this is and all time low. 1 or 2 degrees wont' make a diffrence in cooling power of a heatsink. Plz guys
So do you just re-use the stuff on the HSF when you remove the it? Never had to re-seat a CPU or fan?
I use the stuff that comes on my HSF, but when I remove it, I need something, so why not get something better than stock?
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So do you just re-use the stuff on the HSF when you remove the it? Never had to re-seat a CPU or fan?
I use the stuff that comes on my HSF, but when I remove it, I need something, so why not get something better than stock?
Exactly. QFT.

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The thing is... it isn't 1 or 2 degrees its about 7 - 10 with this stuff and for 7 Dollars or £4 it really is a bargain and a very good thing to buy. So it does make a difference to cooling by quite a bit for a tiny bit of money.
Yup. Again, you are correct. Sure, it shows only 1-2 degrees difference over the MX-1 compound, but that MX-1 compound also shows about a 5-6degree difference from the stock intel stuff. There are reviews all over the net.

5c-6c lower is prolly the difference between 3.0GHz-3.6Ghz.

But who wants an extra 20% overclock anyway?
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It's allways better to use the best stuff, but frankly, if you OC is so close that 1 or 2 degrees will do it, you'd better hope you don't ever have one of those fabled 'Hot days'. I mean, seriously, any change less than ambient temp variation is pointless.

At the same time, if you can make a few changes to make it 5 or 10 degrees, then it matters more. So, personally, I think it is worth it.
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1 - 2'C better, hmm i think ill stick with my MX-1
Agreed 2c less temps aren't enough to justify using a paste that degrades over time.
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