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Is TX-2 worth it for my e2180?

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Hey all. Summer is here and things are getting hot. My e2180 idles at 29c and max load is around 55c. I'm using an artic cooler pro with its stock paste. If I buy TX-2 would that drastically improve temps and give me more room to overclock? Thanks.

Also off topic but... what do I use to remove the old paste?
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post #2 of 10
The Freezer 7 uses MX-1 anyway so you won't see too much difference in temperature. I'm using AS5 at the moment and my temps are about the same as when I had the stock MX-1 stuff on it
post #3 of 10
Isopropyl Alcohol. Or very strong Vodka.
post #4 of 10
TX-2 is my next favorite paste after OCZ Freeze. It's also one of the top three best performing TIMs. It will definitely shave a few degrees off your current temps.
 
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Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
TX-2 is my next favorite paste after OCZ Freeze. It's also one of the top three best performing TIMs. It will definitely shave a few degrees off your current temps.
I sincerely beg to differ. All of the top thermal pastes are within 1-2C of each other. The stuff that comes stock is not some dodgy white clag. It is actually very good thermal paste.

TX-2 does not perform too much better than MX-1.
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I'm going to try and find that diamond stuff. I know it's only a degree or two but I'll take it!
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I am currently using some antec stuff..lol..It does pretty good..
    
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why dont you lap your chip and heatsink


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Um... what does lapped mean? I've been meaning to ask.

And the reason I'm asking is, its been a very good while and I'm thinking the paste us starting to degrade. 'sides having a backup tube of the good stuff didn't hurt anyone in case my dad wants to use it or a friend or something.
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Um... what does lapped mean? I've been meaning to ask.

And the reason I'm asking is, its been a very good while and I'm thinking the paste us starting to degrade. 'sides having a backup tube of the good stuff didn't hurt anyone in case my dad wants to use it or a friend or something.
Lapping is when you sand the heatsink and/or the IHS of the processor to make it smooth & flat for better thermal transfer.
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