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post #1 of 12
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When installing this cooler, should I use their TIM ? or use my own artic silver 5?
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post #2 of 12
You should use the Noctua paste, it's good stuff. Plus it doesn't have any cure time unlike AS5.
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post #3 of 12
The Noctua paste is better than AS5 like Ikthus said.
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post #4 of 12
I used the TIM that came with mine because I could not find my tube of AS5 and have not seen any issues...
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post #5 of 12
Definitely the Noctua paste. Much better than outdated AS-5. If you've got a spare $15 grab some GELID Extreme thermal paste, best of the best(it cooled a stunning 18 degrees better than the stock intel heatsink, just by changing the paste to GELID Extreme)
    
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post #6 of 12
usually i would say use your own TIM, but as posted above the noctua paste is quite nice.

the noctua paste actually will keep your system about 1-2c cooler, as well as have no cure time.

very nice stuff... enjoy!
post #7 of 12
How does the noctua stuff compare to MX-2?

And yes OP the AS-5 has a ridiculous cure time. Use the noctua stuff.
post #8 of 12
as everybody said use noctua tim, it's pretty good
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post #9 of 12
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Thanks everyone !!

I appreciate it !
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post #10 of 12
i am with Ikthus & Telimektar's posts.
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