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What TIM should I use for H50?

post #1 of 17
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I remember seeing a sticky on TIM but I couldn't find it. Should I use AS5 or is there something better (or cheaper) that would do the job just fine?
post #2 of 17
the stock one !!@#!#@~~~~ seen this a milion times

I REPEAT DON'T TAKE OFF THE STOCK TIM
its good- shin-etsu


Edit: Oh I see it's "otw". Sorry I thought you may have been scraping it off as I typed.
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post #3 of 17
Stock TIM is good, but if you took it off then IC7 is pretty great stuff.

I used the stock TIM till I changed cases bc I had to remove the HS.
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post #4 of 17
I had to pull my h50 off a few times so I ruined my good thermal paste that came with it. I have been using OCZ Freeze and like the results!
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post #5 of 17
Just use the stock stuff, if it's still on the cooler.
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post #6 of 17
Pulled from another thread on this forum from a guy with the same question;


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
I just recentally did this same thing and had the same exact results as you.

the thermal compound that comes on the H50 is SHin etsu which is arguably the best thermal compound on the market, so I went out and got some, applied that and I'm right back to where I was when I first got it.
also, remember, all the thermal paste you need is the size of a grain of rice, all thermal compound does is fill microscopic crack in the surfaces, so less is more.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wontonforevuh View Post
do not do not DO NOT apply AS5 to an H50, the stock TIM for the H50 is Shin Etsu, muchhhh better than AS5.

You should switch back to Shin Etsu if possible and make sure the heatsink is tight on the cpu. If it isnt it will result in drastically higher temps.


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Originally Posted by ltbob View Post
AS5 in many opinion is pretty old so don't expect the same temps with the stock thermal pad which is arguably the worlds best TIM (shin-etsu)

so I should expect a 5 degrees deference
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post #7 of 17
I personally have not see any temp differences between the stock and the IC7 I have been using.
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post #8 of 17
I've got AS5 on my H5O and it cools like a champ. Click link below on the Q6600 rig.
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post #9 of 17
I prefer ic diamond or shin etsu.
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Well I had AS5, but when I got a new CPU I used MX-4 and the temps are now always under 70*C, whereas before they went up to 85*C (partially due the fact that the i7 970 is a cooler CPU than the i7 950).

I recommend the Arctic MX-4, but I also heard that the Shin Etsu and IC7 are pretty good too.
Edited by born2bwild - 2/14/11 at 7:26pm
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