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    thermal compound

    hey hexus

    just wanted to know what is the best thermal compound i can use, at the moment i am using the stuff supplied with my heat seat, (silverstone nt06) and basically i think it could be the compound that is the cause of the high temps.

    it just feels a bit "crap".

    i have some artic silver ceramic which i have used on the gpu and that seems to be doing well . i know artic silver as5 is good, but i think there has got to be something better now surely?

    any help will be appreciated


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    Re: thermal compound

    AS5 and AS Ceramic are still the two best thermal compounds on the market.
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    Re: thermal compound

    had a quick browse on xs and it appears that mx-1 is better by 3c


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    Re: thermal compound

    Another vote for AS5.... I've seen praise for the MX-1 as well and the AS ceramique along with some other more exotic ones, but personally AS5 has always done best for me.

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    Re: thermal compound

    AS5 here

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    Re: thermal compound

    I have as5, ceramique and ocz ultra 5+ and the as5 seems the best for me.

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    Re: thermal compound

    I've used MX-1 & AS5 on my cpu and personally I've found MX-1 cools much better about 3-5oC. It does take about a week or so to set in though as the temps were initially higher than the AS5 when I first changed over.
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    Re: thermal compound

    AS5 is the way to go, non of the others i tried have shown results

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    Re: thermal compound

    Not much in it really, I use AS5 and ceramique generally.
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    Re: thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    I've used MX-1 & AS5 on my cpu and personally I've found MX-1 cools much better about 3-5oC. It does take about a week or so to set in though as the temps were initially higher than the AS5 when I first changed over.
    I've noticed this also, the MX-1 does have high temps to start with but with start/stop cycles, there seems to be a considerable drop of about 3-5 degrees.

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    Re: thermal compound

    ah so mx1 is good but takes a week or so to get good, as5 seems to be quite popular. i need the best i can get , so maybe mx1 is for me. i think i shall change to ceramic and see if thats anybetter, before i buy mx1


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    Re: thermal compound

    AS5 takes some time to set properly as well.
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    Re: thermal compound

    I've got MX1 on both my computers and i thinks it's great but as others have said it takes time to get to its optimum!

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    Re: thermal compound

    I've been using MX-1 for a while now, seems to do the job really well.
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    Re: thermal compound

    add my vote for Zalman STG1
    4-5 degree drop from AS5

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    Re: thermal compound

    I use AS5. Heard good reviews on it and stuck with it since my first build.

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