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Which is the best ceramic thermal paste?

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I decided to take apart my very hot laptop and give a try in cleaning the fan/heatsink part. My problem:

I can not find thermal pads nowhere. I need a ceramic thermal paste because I want to be perfectly sure I will not shortcurcuit anything.. I thought of just buying the plain AC Ceramique. I want some opinions on it. Also do you think I should buy some "normal" thermal paste for the cpu - gpu or just add the same ceramique one.

Thanks in advance smile.gif
    
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I've used this, and it works fine, performance is AS5 level. Got it for about $6 when there was a promo code a few weeks back for like 20% off all Xigmatek stuff on newegg.
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Try SVC.com as they have free shipping on TIMs.

My suggestion is:

http://www.svc.com/icd7.html

It won't conduct electricity.
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IC diamond won't conduct electricity? @.o wow I did not know that. Btw 7 and 24 are the same right? Just different quantity.
    
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It says it won't conduct electricity in the description smile.gif.

However, thermal paste cannot replace thermal pads. Paste needs to be very thin to work properly, and the pads are thick. If you use paste instead of a pad, you usually will not have contact with the heatsink.

So if it did have a thicker pad before, you will need to either find a pad somewhere else (think frozenCPU has them), or find a way to clamp the heatsink down closer.
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OCZ freeze is really good if you can find it.
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