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^^Also you can only use it with one piece heatsink bases, ie. no exposed heatpipes on the slug.

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Indigo Xtreme? great.
Hugs his indigo x...
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Not sure how this thermal paste works. I work with assembling test products for Semiconductors as a job and the crap we use there, once it cures then it's on there for good. So is this stuff the same? Once I stick my HS onto my Cpu, will taking it off damage it?
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Not sure how this thermal paste works. I work with assembling test products for Semiconductors as a job and the crap we use there, once it cures then it's on there for good. So is this stuff the same? Once I stick my HS onto my Cpu, will taking it off damage it?
If you use thermal compound or grease, no. The heatsink should come right off even months later. If you use thermal "adhesive" then it is permanent.
    
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Shin Etsu.

But for the money, MX4.
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Shin Etsu.

But for the money, MX4.
What's the difference between mx-2 and mx-4?


Also since we are thermal paste topic when cleaning say some of it spilled over or what have you can I get in there and clean it off the sides of the processor and the top part of the pcb with a q-tip and some 99% isopropyl alcohol?
post #26 of 37
I believe MX-4 takes the performance of MX-2 but makes it easier to spread/work with.

I recently used MX-4 with my Hyper 212+ and it's the easiest paste I've ever used, would definitely recommend.
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post #27 of 37
My personal choices -

MX-4
IC7
MX-3
MX-2
OCZ Freeze

In order of how good they are.
 
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post #28 of 37
You should still be able to use the information on the benchmark even if it is from 2009. There hasn't been much change in TIM. Newest thing is MX4. And that came out like early 2010.

Also, there are too many variables that can change the performance. And you also have to take into consideration the testing methods that sites use. Most are different from each other!

Use the one that is consistently on top and you think is worth putting on. So if you want pure performance Indigo is better. If you are looking for all around, meaning easy to use, great temps, none conductive, and easy to clean; go MX-4.
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post #29 of 37
What about the Noctua paste? Seems pretty kick ass to me!
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post #30 of 37
The best cheap paste is Shin-Etsu G751:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-080-_-Product

MX-4 is excellent, but expensive.
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