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post #31 of 41
If you don't know what you're doing w/ it already I wouldn't recommend shin-etsu. Go w/ some MX-4 or OCZ Freeze. AS5 is good too. Easiest of any i've ever used to apply.

And to the guy who said AS5 is conductive and a no go, It takes alot to do anything. The board I am using now has AS5 stuck in several cpu pin slots and it runs just fine.
post #32 of 41
Go for some Shin Etsu! wink.gif
post #33 of 41
AS5 imo
post #34 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by un-nefer;12593825 
As I said, Coollaboratory Liquid Pro or Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra wink.gif

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Link to how they actually did there testing ?
Did they let them all be used for the reccomended curing time ?
then results are way off from the 2 reviews i linked
leads me to believe the testing wasnt on point
post #35 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by solar0987;12597969 
from the 2 reviews i linked
leads me to believe the testing wasnt on point
Test results from one test can be argued against if that test arrives at different results to another, but three independant TIM tests all showing a specific TIM to be better is hard to argue against wink.gif

P.S. The hardocp image you posted does not list Coollaboratory Liquid Pro or Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra, same as those you listed below it, so all I can assume is they didn't test them.

If they did test them, and they did give the Coollaboratory Liquid Pro/Ultra the recommended curing time then there results would also have shown the Coollaboratory Liquid Pro/Ultra to be better - as shown in the results I posted.

As much as you are a fan of other TIMs, due to price or how they may have performed in tests done years ago or whatever reason, there is no denying that the current crop of liquid metal TIM (once applied as recommended) are superior to ceramic or silicone based TIMs.

And while you may feel that there is only minimal difference in performance, Coollaboratory Liquid Pro/Ultra offers 4 degrees improvement over AS5.

I mean, why is it that you like AS5 so much? If 4 degrees is not worth worrying about or paying an extra couple of dollars for, why even bother with AS5 in the first place? Why not just stick with cheap silicone based TIM, as it'll only be around 4 degrees worse then AS5 wink.gif
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post #36 of 41
Well i also had the same question with the OP and stumbled upon
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermal-interface-roundup-1_12.html

trying to find out which TIM is better is sooo confusing
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post #37 of 41
Top 10-20 TIMs (outside of liquid/phase change metal ones) are so close that you cannot use raw performance as the deciding factor.

Take the 10 best performers, throw out the ones that are too runny (they will be pumped out or dry up sooner) and anything that is conductive or capacitive (so you don't have to be exceptionally careful).

Now, from the ones that are left, buy the one that cost the least per unit of volume.
Edited by Blameless - 3/29/11 at 12:51pm
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Indigo Xtreme.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XNine;12919673 
Indigo Xtreme.
It would be good if you didn't have to do a burnin process that runs your CPU well above the Intel max temp limit and closer to the CPU's limit.

Running a CPU at 90C just for a TIM to reflow doesn't exactly sound like the best idea to me, especially when you can just use Coollaboratory's Liquid Pro or Liquid Ultra TIM and achieve better results without the 90C burnin:
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Full review HERE (Google Translate)
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Edited by un-nefer - 3/29/11 at 10:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by un-nefer;12926367 
It would be good if you didn't have to do a burnin process that runs your CPU well above the Intel max temp limit and closer to the CPU's limit.

Running a CPU at 90C just for a TIM to reflow doesn't exactly sound like the best idea to me, especially when you can just use Coollaboratory's Liquid Pro or Liquid Ultra TIM and achieve better results without the 90C burnin:
indigo_2.PNG

Full review HERE (Google Translate)
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Would it have any issues with running out since it's liquid phase? on vertical CPUs do you know?
    
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