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Thermal paste to VGA

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by RockmanX, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. RockmanX

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    Good morning,

    I wonder which of these is best thermal pastes:

    GELID GC-EXTREME

    ARCTIC MX-4

    Or if you have any best recommended that these two
     
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    At best, the difference will sit at around 1~3ºC and it will depend on how much paste you will apply between the surfaces.
    I'm guessing the MX-4 will be chaper, because it doesn't have that plastic applicator. Depending on the application style used, a plastic card works fine too.
     
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    SK-1 and _JP_ say thanks.
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    I'm sure EK waterblocks recommend the Gelid.
     
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    For what it's worth, I'm using a AS3 like compound (OCZ Ultra II Premium Silver) on my Radeon 9500 Pro/Zalman heatpipe setup.
     
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    There is no difference
     
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    Go with Arctic Silver 5, tried and true.
     
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    Only thing about that is it is slightly conductive.
    TBH the difference is minimal between the high-end thermal compounds anyways, at lease for air cooling.
     
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    Ok guys. This is a round up of 17 different pastes on cpu's.

    To sum it up:
    I personally use mx-2 because it is cheap and works really well. I used to use tx-2 but was unable to find any last time I bought paste. I do realize the question was for gpu's but I don't think it matters. After I applied Mx-2 it dropped me like 20c on my 7970 compared to stock, but I think that is mostly because saphire had about 1mm of paste in there.
     
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    i agree it,TBH the difference is minimal between the high-end thermal compounds anyways, at lease for air cooling.[​IMG]
     
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    Using Ic diamond currently on my 5770 its pretty good. Hassle to apply.

    My fav is arctic alumina. They have a new version of ceramiqe now I plan to try out. These 2 pastes need curing time though.
     

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