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Best thermal paste for a phenom II?

post #1 of 56
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What thermal paste is best for the heatspreader on the phenom processors? I've been using arctic silver for years, and it always seem to evaporate into thin air after a few years on the CPU. I changed out my E6600 and found out that at most 50 percent of the surface was covered with the paste.

Which thermal paste does not dry up so quickly?
post #2 of 56
Try Shin Etsu or IC Diamond 7. Both are great TIM's.
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post #3 of 56
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Do they get dried up, squished around, etc... often?
post #4 of 56
I think you will find that the phenom processors wont cause it to evaporate as fast. Those 775s can stick the heat to it. I havent had any prob with my arctic silver. BUT I have been wrong before.
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post #5 of 56
Arctic Mx-4 or Mx-2... or Shin Etsu.
Or maybe Arctic Silver 5 if you want a silver-based, cheaper, and more traditional TIM.
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post #6 of 56
+1 for Arctic Silver 5...
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Mx-4
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post #8 of 56
MX-3 is beyond fabulous!
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+1 for AS5, great temps.
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post #10 of 56
I've had OCZ freeze on mine for over a year with no problems. Shin Etsu and the MXes are also good recommendations.
     
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