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Old 02-22-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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I am in the process of getting a Thermal Compound for my CPU Heatsink/Vid card. I know for the most part all of them are the same, but which one is the best? I saw some people say that "Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound" is better then the "Arctic Silver 5"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154003

Should I get the Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound? or is there some better?

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How good is this thing? "Liquid pro liquid metal"
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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I think there is some stuff called Arctic MX-4 which is supposed to be better than AS5.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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Go with Arctic Silver. No one ever complains, and its a reliable name. It gets the job done and does it well. You can't go wrong with Arctic Silver
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Default Re: Best Thermal Compound?

Though worshipme is right, Arctic MX-4 got the better review with a line up of thermal compound, Arctic Silver included
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when i went to the store to buy some artic silver 5 the guy said i should not use it because i have to replace it every 6 months.
is this true?
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I got this stuff that was on my Arctic Cooling HSF and theres a lot of reviews about it online saying that its better than AS5.
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186020
Heres a few reviews:
http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/arctic_cooling_mx_2
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1148/3
http://www.mvktech.net/content/view/3568/39/1/4/
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when i went to the store to buy some artic silver 5 the guy said i should not use it because i have to replace it every 6 months.
is this true?
I don't think so. I know it needs a breaking in period of around 100 hours(not sure of the exact time required).
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when i went to the store to buy some artic silver 5 the guy said i should not use it because i have to replace it every 6 months.
is this true?
I don't think so. I know it needs a breaking in period of around 100 hours(not sure of the exact time required).
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i always use as5
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Thanks for all the info guys. I will give Tuniq TX-2 a try.
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