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i just installed a spark 7 and used the stock paste. was that a bad idea? idle temps went up about 6-7 degrees C. Im pretty sure i put it on right, its seated right and stuff. any help would be much appreciated.
 

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Originally Posted by spectre3541

i just installed a spark 7 and used the stock paste. was that a bad idea? idle temps went up about 6-7 degrees C. Im pretty sure i put it on right, its seated right and stuff. any help would be much appreciated.

The stock Thermal Compound is always lacking in it's heat transference, I would advise reseating it with Arctic Silver 5.
 

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I like AS5, but since I can get shinetsu free from work, that's what I use
I suppose AS5 and shinetsu are almost the same performance
 
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