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GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Pinchy, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. SonDa5

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    I just got some from Aerocool.com
    I'm going to put some on my quad q9550 and 2 hd4770 GPUs.
    Should have the new paste on by next weekend.
     
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    I want to know how this performs vs Arctic Cooling MX-3. All the reviews compare it to MX-2
     
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    Im a little behind the times when it comes to paste. Been using the same AS5 tube for years. Is this THE stuff to get? Like I tried playing crysis warhead the other day and it was performing great, but random artifacts would pop up and the video cards were HOT! Fan at 100% wasnt very loud but still sometimes artifacts.

    Is it worth it taking apart 2 atomic 4890s and applying the latest and greatest paste? If so what do you guys recommend?
     
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    I would suggest it. Stock paste can be pretty crappy. I've taken apart my motherboard and replaced its paste. I still have yet to crack open the stinkin' GTX 260 cooler, though. Why can't they make it simple? :banghead:
     
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    I could barely get my hands on a tube of MX-2, let alone MX-3 :laugh:

    Yeah if you're getting to the point where its getting that hot and giving artifacts, I would recommend it.

    At the end of the day, there wont be a MASSIVE amount of difference in the paste you get. While you would obviously prefer to get the best performing stuff, you should also factor in the price and whether it's worth it for you or not.

    Also note, there is MX-3 and Tuniq TX-3 coming out soon.
     
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    pccasegear.com.au has a good collection and fast shipping in au, they have all the good pastes - and you can use their request thing, and they tend to get the stuff you request fast.
     
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    Yeah but it was a matter of me needing it on the day I was testing the compounds. I needed one in Sydney so I could go and pick it up.
     
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    I hear this stuff is pretty thin. Does that cause any issue?
     
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    and how else would you want thermal paste? its entire purpose is to make as thin a layer as possible, filling in all gaps.
     
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    Of course! I just heard people say its thinner than the other ones like MX-2 and such. The question was if it was borderline bleeding, but i guess not. Forget it then.
     
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    I really doubt the difference is that large compared to MX2/TX2/AS5, Even the free white goop only performs around 3-4 worse than the AS5
     
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    I've got 7 grams of it on the way. Everything in my PC is MX-2, and has been since it's introduction. I'll post the temp results.
     
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    Results.
    CPU Idle= -1 Load = -1 to -2
    GPU Idle=-2 Load -3:eek: Upon inspection, I may have had a bit too much MX-2 on my GPU's. The little applicator provided with the GC-Extreme was very very nice. I bet I used 10 to 20% less than if I had applied it my old way.

    I'd have a hard time deducting points for packaging though. It wasn't THAT hard to open...:p
    All in all...It is very easy to apply and lowered my temps, so I have nothing but praise.:toast:
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    This stuff took off around 4 degrees celsius from the artic silver 5 I was running. Put it on my CPU and both HD4770s.

    System temps info shot:

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    The highs on the Furmark were at full load on gpus.



    Very pleased with this stuff.
     

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