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I have always sworn by AS5 myself...
    
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I have MX-4, Shin Etsu X23 7783D, AS5, and Thermalright's CF3 along with a few others. I say whichever you can get the cheapest, but if I had to choose, MX-4. Shin Etsu is awesome no doubt, but the cost in how much u get for 1.5g a tube makes you have to look around to find a really good deal out of it. I spent about $17 (7 of it was shipping) to get 6g of Shin Etsu at crazypc.com, they still have some left.
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Seriously, calm down people, its just thermal paste.
LOL, Agreed. But in all seriousness there have been an overwhelming consensus that Shin Etsu is the best, so I will go with that.

Thanks for the help!
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I prefer MX-4. Shin Etsu was too thick and hard to apply for my liking.
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anything... toothpaste even. I saw a review how the whole TIM thing is just some fancy unnecessary and they all give little to no performance change.
    
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anything... toothpaste even. I saw a review how the whole TIM thing is just some fancy unnecessary and they all give little to no performance change.
Ummm...
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anything... toothpaste even. I saw a review how the whole TIM thing is just some fancy unnecessary and they all give little to no performance change.
Misinform much? Pastes vary on what processors they are used on. You'd see less change on a Deneb/Thuban processor than say with a i7-920. There's too many factors such as what cooler, how it's mounted, what paste(s) are applied and how they are applied along if it's too much or too little, levels of overclocks used in voltages clocks multipliers, ambient temps, and so on. Too many factors contribute as to how well pastes performs.

But if you're so confident, go ahead and use toothpaste, come back to us and see how that works for you.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
anything... toothpaste even. I saw a review how the whole TIM thing is just some fancy unnecessary and they all give little to no performance change.
A link, please?
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lol he has no link cause his head up his hehaaahh
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