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Curious, your experience differs from the results of this review?
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=12

It has Arctic Silver 5 tied for the best with Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751.

The Shin Etsu X23-7762 you recommended is a bit back in the pack from the top, but there are a bunch of products that all perform within 1-2ºC from each other.
Not gonna buy that review. I'd refer to skinnee's review before a mainly hardware site doing thermal tests.
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IC7 Diamond.
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IC7 Diamond.
According to Skinnee's review which I linked previous, Shin Etsu beats IC7 by a significant amount.
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I chose hastily...7762 isn't necessarily the best Shin, but the others rock.

Last year a roundup from [H]ardOCP:
http://pixelsmashers.com/?p=1906

But 7762's the TIM of choice for at least one well-informed scientist:
http://www.jmst.org.tw/marine/18-5/731-734.pdf

And AS5 was far from the top a few weeks ago:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo..._12.html#sect0
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IC7 Diamond.
I love IC Diamond, personally...but it does scratch off your CPU's label text on the IHS. Best thing about it is it lasts, doesn't need reapplied. One of our comps has IC7 on it that I applied about 14 months ago, still has low, stable temps.
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Finally replaced the tim on my gpus with shin etsu. Dropped temps dramatically. Went from 57, 52,53 load to 43, 37,38 load with air still in the loop. I figure a 2c drop once it's all out.
 
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Mostly on topic, but has anyone tried the "unbranded" Shin Etsu x23-7783D on ebay? I bought 2 tubes for like $5 shipped. The seller says it's the same thing without the name, even though they specifically mentioned "Shin Etsu x23-7783D" in their page. I'll check it out when it comes in, but now I'm wondering whether I should buy a tube of the real stuff and compare them....

EDIT: Here is a pic of the knock-off in question. I'm ordering some legit stuff off of the HardOCP deal, so I'll hopefully be able to compare them. For the price of the HOCP deal I shouldn't have bothered with the ebay one (though it was only $4 for 2 tubes after $1 in ebay bucks and free shipping)


Edited by Dr.GumbyM.D. - 4/7/11 at 4:23pm
post #28 of 31
You guys might want to check this out if your looking for Shin Etsu. http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1596090
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post #29 of 31
Just reaffirming what has already been said-Shin Etsu. I've tried various TIM's, including AS5, IC7 Diamond, and Indigo Extreme. Indigo by far has the best performance of the TIM's Ive tried, giving me a low 60's 4.2GHz temp, but it cannot be applied on your gpu or chipset, and only comes in packs of 2 applications. The IC7 is great, but you have to let it set for a few minutes to let it loosen up so it spreads easier. AS5 has its cure time. Shin Etsu provides the convenience of being able to be applied anywhere, low temps, and relatively cheapness. Cost has never been much of an issue for me, but luckily, that's not an issue for this TIM, as it performs regardless of it's cost.
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I use AS5, s'great.
    
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