Thermal paste- what do you think?

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Thermal paste- what do you think?

Post by DJ Tucker » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:07 am

Just thought i'd see what thermal paste everyone prefers/what they swear by. i have used many pastes like:

OCZ Freeze CPU 51c GPU 62c
AS5 CPU 49c GPU 60c
Arctic MX-4 CPU 47c GPU 59c
Unknown Brand Silicon CPU 55c GPU 65c

Arctic MX-4 i swear by as i get the lower cpu and gpu load temps with it. and just to make sure i re-applied each 3 times and tested at room temp 19c.
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Re: Thermal paste- what do you think?

Post by Clouseau » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:04 pm

Always achieved best temps with Zalman's STG1. With my 940 clocked at 3.57GHz only time have seen it hit 51C was during a Prime95 session. Artic Silver5 would peek at 54C. Those are the only two compunds have ever used.
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Re: Thermal paste- what do you think?

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:47 pm

Have you ever tried Shin-Etsu?

I use a bunch of theirs on builds i do.

Personally, I've been using Gelid GC-Extreme on my builds :) - http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/ ... id=3&id=42

It's pretty good stuff.
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Re: Thermal paste- what do you think?

Post by bubba » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:12 pm

GC Extreme for me.

Used MX2 and MX4 in the past. Think the sun has set on AS5.
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Re: Thermal paste- what do you think?

Post by PassionMangoboom » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:38 pm

I think it would be either Arctic MX-4 or Arctic Silver 5. They are both great thermal paste and good temperature at all time. :drinkers:

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Re: Thermal paste- what do you think?

Post by DJ Tucker » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:11 am

i might have to try that gc extreme. as i have heard some good results with that paste.
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Re: Thermal paste- what do you think?

Post by Neptune24 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:15 am

I'll be honest I'm too lazy to use the pastes. I have always bought a motherboard with the processor and heatsink installed.
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Re: Thermal paste- what do you think?

Post by alexbilas » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:12 am

Judging by the data, arctic mx-4 would be the best :ANAL:

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