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Anyone ever read [H]ardOCP? They pretty much test heatsinks with only the Noctua paste due to the good performance and lack of cure time. However, in a test they did on lots of pastes, the AS-5 actually out-performed the Noctua NH-1. However, the biggest takeaway from the article for me was that there was not any one premium paste that was so drastically better or worse that you could go wrong with any of them. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/...hootout_q209/1

I also found this review at benchmark reviews to be quite good. Again, the AS-5 and NH-1 were within a degree of each other. http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=150&Itemid=62
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I ran tests with the Noctua, the Prolimatech and the Gelid GC-Extreme. All were in the same league. I found the Shin-Etsu G751 too stiff to use only a little bit.

One thing, though: follow Noctua's directions carefully. They really do have it right.
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