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Old 07-30-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Best Thermal Paste?

I have heard good things about AS5 and use it personally. But I have also heard good things about ARCTIC COOLING MX-2. It has no break in time and all these other goodies, as well as performing slightly better than AS5.

I have heard of Diamond heatsinks paste, but I am not in the mood to put diamonds in my food processor....or anything else to make my own paste.

So what is the best premade ready to buy shit I can get?

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Old 07-30-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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3 words... (well two words, one number)

Arctic Silver 5

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Old 07-30-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

All of them will give u almost the same performance. People say that Tuniq TX-2 is about 2-3c better then AS5 (I use TX-2 and Its great)
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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AS5 is teh n00b's paste

I personally hate it, who wants to wait 200 hours for it to reach maximum efficiency? There are other pastes that require no cure time and perform better than AS5 straight off.

The best two that are easily available are:
Arctic Cooling MX-2
OCZ Freeze
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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200 hours is only a week, it won't kill you or your CPU to wait that long.
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