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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by flipmatthew View Post
is shin etsu easy to put on a core i7?
It is easy enough, but should you decide to "spread" the TIM, the Shin Etsu does not spread as easily as the Arctic Silver as it seems to be a slightly denser compound.
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alright, i found some at frys. .5g for 8.00. crazy pc has 1g for 10 dollars, but i dont want to wait (lol). http://www.frys.com/product/6274400?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
I know this is a stupid question, but is that enough for a cpu?
post #13 of 25
A single syringe will yield multiple applications.
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post #14 of 25
I like OCZ Freeze personally, it's cheap and pretty good.
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I use Gelid GC-Extreme and It's the best I've used so far, quite near Shin Etsu
    
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post #16 of 25
Shin Etsu.

but... MX4 is beast. and cheap
    
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post #17 of 25
Ive used ocz freeze for a year now works really well!!
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post #18 of 25
I use OCZ Freeze and AS Ceramique (not together of course). They are both really good.

I hear Shin Etsu is great from a lot of people on here and other forums, but have no experience in using it.
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post #19 of 25
Still using Arctic Silver 5 here. Bought a tiny 3.5g syringe back in 2007 (~$4, I think) and there's still plenty left even after 5 builds (and a number of HSF reseating/replacements). Also have Arctic Silver Ceramique (came free with Enzotech northbridge heatsink) and it seems to work just as well as AS5.

I hear toothpaste works pretty good, too.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 1/1/11 at 11:34am
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The thermal paste that comes with the 980x, I had to take my H70 and reapply and got temps lower then ambient (well really, reallly, reallllly close) I think the stock thermal paste for the 980x is the one from frys that you linked
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