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    Question Thermal paste

    Can you guys please recommend me a good thermal paste? need to replace my CPU heatsink and it's a nice one so I want a good paste to do it justice. Ta

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    Arctic Silver or Ceramique. Probably the best thermal pastes you can get. Chose Ceramique if you're worried about electrical conductivity.

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    Pretty much anything with 'silver' after the name's gonna be alright as long as it's by a reputable company. Arctic, Akasa and OCZ all do the job wonderfully.

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    I would definitely go for the Artic Silver 5, or Artic Ceramique. Also coming soon on Scan.co.uk there is some new artic thermal paste which is looking promising. Here's the link, it will be arriving next week at Scan.co.uk so if you can wait its definitely the one to get.

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    Just FYI (also relating to Goku's post ^^^^^^^^^^)

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=68607

    check out this thread
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    I wasn't aware compound could make such a difference. Check out 'View 2' here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    I wasn't aware compound could make such a difference. Check out 'View 2' here...
    Thanks thats the link I was looking for , its quite amazing the difference paste can make.

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    I love the dan's data one, screw Artic Silver get me some toothpaste!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
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    Lol @ toothpaste!

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    Thought you'd like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExceededGoku
    I would definitely go for the Artic Silver 5, or Artic Ceramique. Also coming soon on Scan.co.uk there is some new artic thermal paste which is looking promising. Here's the link, it will be arriving next week at Scan.co.uk so if you can wait its definitely the one to get.
    Having digged a bit further, it seems that the MX-1 is bundled with some of the heatsink sold by Artic cooling. In places that sells both the MX-1 and AS5, the AS5 is more expensive. Considering that both are made by the same manufacturer, it would be surprising if this new paste is designed to outclass the AS5. Of course, I'd still like to see some comparisons just to know whether I should get the AS5 or MX-1 for my next heatsink. But I would put my money on AS5 right now.

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    I don't think they're made by the Same people, AS5 is made by Arctic Silver: http://www.arcticsilver.com/

    While MX-1 is made by Arctic Cooling:
    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/
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    Silly me ^^;

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    Yeah they're easy to mix up, but we all know now that the best compound manufacturer is Colgate!
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