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Poll Results: What TIM to get?

 
  • 16% (10)
    Artic Cooling 5
  • 73% (45)
    Shin Etsu
  • 9% (6)
    Other?
61 Total Votes  
post #31 of 37
Shin Etsu.
But really you should worry about applying it correctly, since if you gob it on your temps will suck anyways. You shouldn't be anywhere near 85C at 3.8GHZ with a D-14. Even the stock Noctua should keep your i7 at the mid 60s at those speeds (especially with HT off), unless your ambients are over 25C or you got some freakishly vcore hungry chip.

Small pea sized dot or spread paper thin with seran wrap over your finger. Less is more.
Edited by Faeze 1 - 1/6/11 at 11:15am
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post #32 of 37
Cooler master thermal fusion 400 and ocz freeze are my personal favorites. The cm paste is thin making it good for lapped stuff. Both will last you many cpu and gpu applications
post #33 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post
Haifa. Wonder what's available where you live. Anyway, here's an 80-way TIM test. I like GC Extreme, myself.
Lol, embarrassment
Everything is available, if something does not i can just order online
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post #34 of 37
shin etsu x23 ftw
 
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post #35 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweeky View Post
its still the greatest ! AS5

Tuniq TX-3 (0) Aluminum Oxide Moderate .................................................. ..........37.65°C A+
Gelid GC-Extreme (0) Aluminum Oxide Low / Thin .................................................. 37.65°C A+
Thermaltake Grease A2150 (4) Polysynthetic Silver Low / Thin ................................37.65°C A+
Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Thermal Compound (4) Polysynthetic Silver Low / Thin ....37.55°C A+
Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751 (0) Aluminum Oxide Moderate ............................................37.55Â °C A+

how is one to know witch one is really the best ?
I find the Shin Etsu hard to work with. I like the GC Extreme because of its low viscosity. But really, when the TIM's are within a degree of each other the performance has been maxed out. From this group you pick the one you like working with the best.
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post #36 of 37
For my water block i tried stock junk some as5 and some ic diamond none of those worked very well and i had a little bit of the shin-etsu and its working great i just orderd some shin-etsu x23 off ebay 1gram for 8 bucks.
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post #37 of 37
Shin Etsu for me, the stuff is very easy to apply and clean off - unlike IC Diamond that actually scratches your cpu/heatsink (which I was skeptical at first) and is extremely hard to apply and wipe off without heating it up first, even then it is still difficult.

The negligible difference is not worth the price and hassle.
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