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Does anyone have experience with OCZ Freeze thermal past?

I ask because I bought some and found it difficult to get a good "seat", I kept getting patchy areas where it wasn't making contact. I tried different methods of application and no luck. Temps were horrific although in safe range.

I ended up cleaning everything off and using AS5. Huge difference, perfect spread and lower temps.
 

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I've never used OCZ Freeze myself but I would just stick with what works, imo.

I use AS5, never had a problem. And I'm not so sure there's really a "cure" time either...

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I was recommended it and the reviews say it's one of the better one's.

It seems ok to me. I might re-apply it again cause I don't think I did it right cause I had to move my Heatsink a bit to get it mounted, so that probably smudged it around too much. It's pretty sticky stuff.
 

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i just got some last week and its awsome got a 9500gt folding at 60C now its down to 42C! only dropped a few C on my processor though from about 40 to 36.

its good stuff i would recomend it!
 

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I used to use AS5 and switched to OCZF and I find it works better. You're right though, it's a bit harder to apply evenly. What I usually do is apply a very small amount and seat the heatsink. Then I remove the heatsink, check the spread, and if one side/area isn't well covered, i add a bit more to that side and reseat the heatsink. Usually gets me great temps. I know it's a bit more work, but it's worth it to get the best results...
 

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OCZ says to apply the required "rice grain" in the middle of the CPU and lay the heat sink over it and wiggle it to get it to spread. I also find that it's rather sticky but my Mugen-2 kind of slid around anyway as I was putting in the screws. I've never used anything else but I think it works great. No heat problems so far with my i7 clocked to 3.85ghz 24/7
 

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I have not had any problems with it at all... I have all kinds of tim from noctua's, thermalrights, as5, and another one that i can't find or i would tell you what it is and out of all of them i prefer the ocz freeze... I would like to try out that diamond stuff though to see what it is like.... I really like the ocz freeze stuff a lot because it isn't a conductor so if i make a mistake or something and get it in to the holes that the processor goes in, i wont have to worry as much about something getting shorted out. It really is good stuff, and worth giving it a try at least.
 

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Arctic MX2 is the best IMO.
 

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I have given it a try, numerous times. For some reason I can not get a good seat with it.

Same, I've only tried 2 times so far and it seemed to've gotten hotter.

Anyone recommend a good way to spread this stuff ? (OCZ Freeze)

Using the Dark Knight cooler on an AMD 940BE. I get blue screen's (BSOD's?) after about 1/2 hour just running the browser. lol I'll manage my cables a little better somehow too, but I know there's gotta be a better way to use the OCZ Freeze, I'm just not doing it right.
 

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I've never used OCZ Freeze myself but I would just stick with what works, imo.

I use AS5, never had a problem. And I'm not so sure there's really a "cure" time either...

jam3s

Cure time is around 200 hours from what i've read.

Also for the thicker pasty type compounds try use a razor blade or card (credit card)to apply, kinda put it to a very close angle to the surface and spread evenly.
 

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Ok, maybe I'm ******ed then. I used a glossy business card and spread it evenly, but I did on both the HS and CPU...I'm guessing that's too much ..... ? I'm still a n00b to adding thermal paste/compound, etc. Learning the Hot (not hard) way ..lol
 
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