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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-24-2018, 05:32 AM - Thread Starter
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* * Thermalright's new TF6 and TF8 Thermal Paste * *

Has anyone tried these new TIMs yet? I got a sample of each and quick testing find them to be TF6 to be a 1-2c better than older Chill Factor 3 and TF8 to be 2-3c better than CF3. Considering Chill Factor 3 is about the same as other top tier TIM like NT-H1, GC-2, PK-1 and others these new TIMs are doing very well.
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I still have some CFIII form my venomous x a week ago i clean him and reapply the thermal paste again 9 years have past and it didn't dried out.
Since im getting a new cooler (Le grand macho rt) might consider this over CFIII again.
How does it compare to Kryonaut ?
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I still have some CFIII form my venomous x a week ago i clean him and reapply the thermal paste again 9 years have past and it didn't dried out.
Since im getting a new cooler (Le grand macho rt) might consider this over CFIII again.
How does it compare to Kryonaut ?
CF3 is good TIM, and honestly the 1-3c difference is less than them difference most peeps loose in air temp going into cooler versus room ambient because they don't setup case airflow to match component needs.

Kryonaut is and TF6 are both 12.5W/m-k and easy to apply so should perform the same. I don't have any Kryonaut so can't actually do a comparative test.

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Do you used the instructions how to apply the paste from thermalright, or you do the "simplified method" line; X; dot press down and forget.
I think the spread way is to much of a waist, what i tend to do is smear paste on cpu and cooler base and scrap that tiny excess, just to fill microscopic gaps, and then apply a pea dot or an X depending on the mood.
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Do you used the instructions how to apply the paste from thermalright, or you do the "simplified method" line; X; dot press down and forget.
I think the spread way is to much of a waist, what i tend to do is smear paste on cpu and cooler base and scrap that tiny excess, just to fill microscopic gaps, and then apply a pea dot or an X depending on the mood.
Good question!

First let us understand where the heat is generated under the square top of CPU called IHS. The IHS is not really a heat spreader at all, but a load spreader / stabilizer that is sized to put it's edges just outside the area of the 1000+ pins connecting CPU to motherboard. The only are dissipating heat is the CPU die/chip and a few mm beyond it's area.

I use a dob of pasted in center of CPU. Size of dob depends on how big the CPU die is under the ISH.

Most people use way more TIM then is needed. Usually less is better than more.

I usually try to get a round print that just reaches the edges of IHS, and that is usually a dob about the size of a grain of white rice. if in doubt about how much to use do a practice mount to see if the print is covering correctly.

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Looks to be same packaging as Gelid GC Extreme, really the difference between most TIMs is minimal. Even the old CF3 or any CF that came with Thermalright coolers years ago is almost as good.

Problem with TR is: not many shops sell their products at least in EU.
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On my venomous x i7 2600k i tried rice, pea dot, and now X, X theoretically should reach all the edges but i think for CF3 and other high viscous pastes it doesn't matter, apart from spread whit is a wait of time and money.
I have another "great" paste (from 2014) a Phobya HeGrease, but i can´t get it to work, I will stick with CF3 for Macho.

Ive received the macho today, at first glance it seems a solid cooler but the fan clips its going to be a pain to align them, i like the venomous x clips more it stays in the cooler.
Its sad that thermalright coolers doest have the pressure knob anymore.

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Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
Looks to be same packaging as Gelid GC Extreme, really the difference between most TIMs is minimal. Even the old CF3 or any CF that came with Thermalright coolers years ago is almost as good.

Problem with TR is: not many shops sell their products at least in EU.
Yes but if it has the same consistency as CF3 is a win win.

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Haven't seen prices, but am willing to try the TF8 out; got a rig coming up, will be interesting to see if i can see measurable differences between it, the master gelmaker and the kryo (my two favourite ones so far).
What i'd also like to know about is viscosity.

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The TF8 is on Amazon for 12 bucks for 2 grams. I ordered up 5.5grams of Kryonaut (19.99 when ordered) due to never hearing of the Thermalright company. Maybe if they get some reviewers posting up results (mostly GN that I am interested in) stating its good, then it may be the next tube I buy when this stuff runs out.

 
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