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Thermalright thermal grease vs Arctic Silver 5

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Hi,

I'm ready to install my new lapped Thermalright Ulta-120 Extreme + A2018 Blue Led Fan on my Q6600. I wonder if I should use the included thermal grease or Arctic silver 5. The manual recommends to paint the whole processor surface but I think this could bee too much.

I need your opinion... Thanks!
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I am in the same boat, but unlapped. I am going to use AS5, its never done me wrong. If youve lapped your HS then less is more when it come to the TIM. I'd use the AS5 but apply a super thin line of it, instead of the "rice grain" line. Someone here modded a plastic pencil tip thing to apply the ultra thin line iirc. Since the lapped contacts are so smooth, the normal amount of TIM can interfere with contact and heat transfer, as opposed to a non-lapped surface
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i would got with AS5. dropped my unlapped proccesor by 10C.
best upgrade i did with my cold comp so far...
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