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What is the best thermal paste and what would be the best method of applying it ?
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Artic Silver

Instructions:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm
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The best one to my knowledge is artic freezer pro.
You can use the same application as above
    
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Shin Etsu I believe is the new king though AS5 is always a solid performer. As to application, not too much...a pea-sized amount in the middle I believe has always been the way to go though I recall a change to this to suit the dual and quad cores. Guys?
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TX-2 is the.. Absolute Best

Rice size of drip in middle, On a Quad or Dual, a VERY thin line across the cpu
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Originally Posted by Joeking78 View Post
MX-2 Thermal Compound, is better than arctic silver 5.

Linky

It is also non-conductive, making any spills or leaks not a problem or a problem on voltage sensitive components. The graph on the page is from a actual review and not their own testing.
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Thanks I will be getting that Thermal Paste. When applying that thermal paste I only apply it to the CPU and then I put my OCZ Vendetta 2 on top of the CPU (but it should not have thermal paste applied ?)
Edited by 45nm - 7/9/08 at 4:36pm
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Here are some of the best tests I'v seen done with TIM's and their application methods

This is what TIM to use
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=138&Itemid=1

And how to apply it best
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=170&Itemid=1

That is just their testing, but the only way to see what is the best way for you is by just doing a little experimenting yourself with maybe some cheaper TIM paste. But good luck... it may get messy

::edit:: aslo if you want to go into it a little more lapping also helps...
::EDIT:: Yay to my first post here i hope its helpful!!
Edited by Lionmaster - 7/9/08 at 8:17pm
    
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Originally Posted by Bindusar View Post
Shin Etsu I believe is the new king though AS5 is always a solid performer. As to application, not too much...a pea-sized amount in the middle I believe has always been the way to go though I recall a change to this to suit the dual and quad cores. Guys?
I Agree Shin Etsu is just about the same as MX-2 ,you wont go wrong with either one,imo
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Lionmaster View Post
Here are some of the best tests I'v seen done with TIM's and their application methods

This is what TIM to use
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=138&Itemid=1

And how to apply it best
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=170&Itemid=1

That is just their testing, but the only way to see what is the best way for you is by just doing a little experimenting yourself with maybe some cheaper TIM paste. But good luck... it may get messy

::edit:: aslo if you want to go into it a little more lapping also helps...
::EDIT:: Yay to my first post here i hope its helpful!!
great links
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