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    Which thermal paste?

    Hi y'all

    I'm currently putting together my new build and I bought the Artic Coolig Freezer 7 Pro (which comes with paste on it) and I bought a 3.5g tube of Artic Silver 5. Which is better? I'm presuming the Artic Silver and if so whats the best way to remove the paste from the Artic Freezer? A piece of plastic or cardboard and scraping (gently ofc )?

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    Not much in it really, the AS5 is the popular choice.

    Clean off the old stuff with a dry paper towel, and if you have any, use some isopropyl alcohol, unperfumed nail varnish remover, or akasa tim clean.
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    The stuff that comes with the Arctic Coller is sposed to be very good.

    The temp drops are not that significant whichever you use tbph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Not much in it really, the AS5 is the popular choice.

    Clean off the old stuff with a dry paper towel, and if you have any, use some isopropyl alcohol, unperfumed nail varnish remover, or akasa tim clean.
    Ok cool, thanks Clunk. A kitchen towel it is then

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    Keep the stuff that's on the artic cooler - it's ready to go and works very well after a few heat cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    The stuff that comes with the Arctic Coller is sposed to be very good.

    The temp drops are not that significant whichever you use tbph.
    if its decent then I won't bother and i'll just save it for another day.

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    Yes, its ok, but if you want to clean it off next time, use the method mentioned above
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    I have been told AS5 is the best, but in my opinion Coollaboratory is the one that is supposed to be the best:-

    http://www.coollaboratory.com/en/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
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    The 'outstanding' stuff is what's on the arctic cooler

    Marmite ftw though
    http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm

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    Its vegemite, marmite runs
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    if you already got the arctic silver, use it if your temps are too high or that preapplied arctic pro stuff doesnt give good temps. if you're not going to sell your cpu and you want the absolute best temps, then get coollaboratory liquid pro. its 12cm in length and can cover alot more cpus than arctic silver. although its advanced so if you dont like all that then use the arctic.

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    In that 36 brand test the arctic MX1 comes above the silver, i thought the general consensus was the other way round? Anyone got anything to confirm this?

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    Dunno, take that test with a pinch of salt. I did.
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    I'm not sure - salt would probably increase the electrical conductivity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Dunno, take that test with a pinch of salt. I did.
    exactly, doesnt look very pro. if only anandtech could do a review on them.
    a decent review here about the shin arctic and lab pro shows their performance.


    good review name though


    edit: hexus doesnt seem to like me linking the url...
    weird, i thought we were allowed to. search for battle of the goop in google, you'll see it there.
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