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post #11 of 56
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Originally Posted by Davidsen View Post
+1 for AS5, great temps.
This... +1

Change it every 6~8 months.
 
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post #12 of 56
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Originally Posted by Soggysilicon View Post
This... +1

Change it every 6~8 months.
AS5 has a long cure time... so shouldn't it be better as time goes on?
Personally, I use Artic Silver Ceramique... but I have heard nothing but good things about Shin Etsu.
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post #13 of 56
Indigo Xtreme is the best thermal paste out on the market today.
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I use IC Diamond 7 in combination with my Hyper 212+ on an i5 760. It never exceeded 45C after 2 hours of Prime95
    
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post #15 of 56
Shin Etsu, IC Diamond and Indigo Xtreme are some of the best paste out there. AC5 is good but its getting old now. Once you compare the top pastes, there is very little difference between them. Maybe 1-2C.
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post #16 of 56
Some pastes with the best longevity in my experience:

TIM Consultants Quantum
Shin-Etsu
AS Ceramique
Noctua NT-H1

TC Quantum is my current favorite. Best combination of performance, longevity, ease of application, and price.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buska103 View Post
AS5 has a long cure time... so shouldn't it be better as time goes on?
AS5 degrades after a while, and within a few years is usually heavily oxidized, dried out, and performing noticeably worse.
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post #17 of 56
I was going to say IC Diamond but I made a thread about IC Diamond vs Indigo Xtreme and some people said that IC diamond scratches the CPU. I would go Indigo Xtreme though, Shin Etsu X23, IC Diamond, MX-4, then some others like AS5. Order from best to worst. MX-4 is great. AS5 is old and is good too. Any others that suck just suck.
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Has anyone used Xigmatek PTI-G4512? I got that for free from newegg with my build. But didn't use it, cause i used Noctua NT-H1 that came with the NH-D14. Heard it was one of the best as well.
    
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post #19 of 56
AS5 used to be the best performer out there. It's gotten old and the TIMs that have replaced it offer better temps with no cure time, no conductivity, and better longevity.
I'd recommend Arctic Silver MX3, or Shin Etsu, which is the current best performer I believe.
post #20 of 56
Shin Estu. its very reliable.
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