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Obviously you need something, but are most TIMs safe. seems like they might have some kind of effect it it were to somehow accidently end up in the loop. what kind do you guys use for wcing?
    
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how can it get in the loop?and i use old trusty AS5
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if some got on your hands or something and slipped into the tube while you were fastening into to the barb after installing the block maybe? idk ahha
    
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Unlikely in the extreme. You'd have to be even clumsier and messier than I am to accomplish that, and that's saying a lot!
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TIM in the loop?

You're doing it wrong.

On a more serious note. If you have TIM in the loop, you either did it voluntarily by injecting TIM into the res/tubing or you have the worst luck ever where the TIM somehow seeped it's way through the solid water block and into the water.
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MX-3, MX-4, Shin Itsu are pretty good TIM's. I use MX-3. And maybe wash your hands to clean the TIM?
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Haha i'm not sure why i put this thread in watercooling. I think im just lonely at 5:30 am. curse my awkward work schedule. And i guess i was curious to see what kinda TIM's people use. i use that IC diamond stuff. seems to work as good as anything else
    
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Obviously you need something, but are most TIMs safe. seems like they might have some kind of effect it it were to somehow accidently end up in the loop. what kind do you guys use for wcing?
Shin-Etsu has one of the best heat transfers for thermal paste but it's pretty thick. If it's for a cpu I use indigo xtreme which has given me fantastic temps. See the graph below from skinneelabs:



post #9 of 9
MX-3 user right here. Its easily spread out with a single dot in the middle of the block and it works great.
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