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    What thermal compound is the best

    Can someone tell me whats the best thermal compound at the mo
    i am using as-5 and i saw an article sugesting Indigo Xtreme Thermal Interface Maxishine is the bet to get

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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    don't waste your money over half a degree in the real world.

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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    so what thermal compound do you use

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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    as5 and the ceramique version for gpu's due to its none conductive formula

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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    I use cermanic thermal grease from the hardware shop

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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    I tried a few myself and TBH you need to make sure that you apply a thin layer. The best compound I have used are the Sin Etsu ones but these are hard to apply easily.

    I would probably look at Zalman Thermal Grease:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...source=froogle

    It is very easy to apply thinly. Arctic Ceramique is a white paste which is not too thick and is also easy to apply.


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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    The last few times I've just applied a dot in the middle and let the heatsink pressure spread it.

    I watched a video on youtube where they put it on like they was icing a cake.

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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    don't waste your money over half a degree in the real world.
    Arctic MX-2 in my case, works well and was cheap and easy to get

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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    +1 on mx-2 , temps dropped 3 degrees after switching from akasa ak 455
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    Re: What thermal compound is the best

    I wouldn't bother getting to involved as to which is the best as all the quality pastes are about the same. I myself still use Thermalright CF2.

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