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post #1 of 15
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I will be using the thermal compound on:
  • Evga 780i Motherboard
  • E8400 overclocked
  • HDT-S1283 Cooler

Which is the best thermal compound out of this list:
  • OCZ Technology Freeze
  • Arctic Silver 5
  • TIM Consultants T-C Grease 0098
post #2 of 15
To be honest, theres not really a huge difference - 1-2*C here or there.
I would recommend OCZ freeze- It works very well (Some argue better than AS5) and its non-conductive. However if AS5 is cheaper/esaier to get just get that, the difference will be 1-2*C - your ambients vary more than that, however it is conductive so be careful with it.
As for the other one...never heard of it...sounds expensive.
post #3 of 15
Like coffeejunky said it probably wont matter much. It looks like you did some research there and picked some of the best products based on a certain review I read.

In all honesty that will probably will be overkill for an E8400 because they don't put out the amount of heat say a Q6600 does.

If you plan on replacing the TIM on your chipsets as well, go with the OCZ freeze because it is non conductive.
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I've used AS5 always, but I've heard some good storys about OCZ freeze i would pick whatever is better priced/easier for you to get.
    
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post #5 of 15
I like MX-2, non-conductive and a bit better than AS5

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I will be getting the OCZ. Thanks all!
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I have some Tuniq TX-1, is that any good? At the moment, I'm using AS5.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kornowski View Post
I have some Tuniq TX-1, is that any good? At the moment, I'm using AS5.
Get the OCZ Technology Freeze. It's been proven better here: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=6
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post #10 of 15
I find OCZ freeze and AS5 are almost identical, but OCZ doesn't need to cure, and of course the non-conductive issue.
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