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post #11 of 19
surprised there is no love for Shin Etsu here (7783d).
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I've always wondered......is AS5 ok for CPUs without an IHS? Or should I only use the ceramic stuff for that?
Technically a GPU doesn't have an IHS either, and as long as you are careful not to put too much on, it will be fine.
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overpriced in the uk imo for very little gains.
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post #14 of 19
liquefied diamond FTW XD

probably wont see a 1c difference in those rbands...

it depends on how you apply it.
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post #15 of 19
I was using AS5 between my 9850 BE and Zalman 9700, stayed pretty cool with my minor OCing.

I'd like to know if anyone has compared AS5 to the Zalman nail polish-like stuff that comes with the cooler. Looks easy to get a thin spread. I'd rather not waste my time if im just better off with my AS5.
post #16 of 19
They're all the same, if you ask me... Use AS5, AS Ceramique, or something else that's name brand, and you should be just fine.

Thermal grease and application methods are the 2 things that I think are WAAAAAAY overrated in the computer enthusiast world.
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...Thermal grease and application methods are the 2 things that I think are WAAAAAAY overrated in the computer enthusiast world.
it can be the difference between a stable and unstable oc when your pushing it as far as your hardware can go.
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post #18 of 19
AS5
OCZ freeze
IC7 Diamond
Shin Etsu

All are good, I have had the least luck with ocz freeze. AS5 is great once it cures, IC7 diamond dust is about 1C better than AS5 cured, but is a bit harder to apply(its very thick). Shin etsu is the best I have run, but it must be applied thin and it took me multiple applications to find the best one for my cpu.
post #19 of 19
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it can be the difference between a stable and unstable oc when your pushing it as far as your hardware can go.
Yep!

When you're at the thermal threshold of your hardware the last thing you want is a poor application, causing you to reapply TIM.

Although I admit it isn't the focus of OCing, but it needs to be done right.

Just my

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