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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by axel 66, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. axel 66 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    As title says .. what is the best or a good paste to use.

    There seems o bo so many, and my sink moves so I think I gain heat as I move it.

    Many thanks for your help.

    Axel
     
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    OCZ freeze, Arctic Cooling MX-2, Tuniq TX-2 are the top ones. Avoid Arctic Silver 5.
     
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    Arctic Cooling MX-2
     
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    Get only Arctic Silver 5 or 3 , avoid the rest .
     
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    Collaboratories Liquid Metal is really good. Its kinda hard to use and it will mess up aluminum heat sinks on contact. But its really really good.
     
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    All I use is MX-2.
     
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    Hey dude, I've always used Arctic Silver 5, always been good for me, any reason why you'd recommend avoiding it?

    From what I know of, in the Arctic series the MX-2 is a better thermal paste, although at the time I got into the paste AS5 was the top dog :p -- Can't say about the TX-2 or the OCZ Freeze as I've never used them :D

    I would recommend Arctic Cooling MX-2 or the Arctic Silver 5 to you, axel 66.

    --Lee
     
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    phanbuey says thanks.
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    Sweet thanks guys :D

    MX-2 seems to have most votes as it were.

    Thanks again

    Axel
     
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    because it's inferior in every way compared to MX-2, TX-2, freeze and pretty much all of the newer compounds. the new ones dont need to burn in, they arent conductive, they dont dry up as easy and the list goes on.
     
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    Cool down mega professor ..

    There is 100 reviews prove that all thermal paste are 99% similar .

    Do not kill your self for 1% performance .
     
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    Oh yea its from 00.08 to 01.52 Celsius promising .. :)
     
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    AS5 of course!!!! there is nothing better.... but than the nubs will say as5 is the worst.... Why? ha ill tel ya why....... they put to much on and short there shit out..... there is no argument on this ppl :nutkick:
     
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    fullinfusion your explanation its a bit extreme described :p but its true . ;)
     
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    Me sorry....:ohwell:
     
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    whats the point of getting as5 if you can get mx-2 for around the same price, needs no burn in and is non conductive

    pretty much king

    ocz freeze is another one thats okay

    AS5 was top dog in the day but now there are better pastes
     
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    For your information the AS5 is no conductive .. the AS3 was .
     
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    non-metallic compound is mx-2 AS5 is not

    MX-2 has no need for a burn in, AS5 does all non-metalic paste dont need a burn in

    it dosnt matter mx-2 is a few degrees cooler than AS5
     
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    And a few degrees may keep your PC from crashing in a game. :)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

    There HAS to be a reason Arctic cooling doesn't put AS5 on its stuff anymore... hint hint
     
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    Buying AS5 today is like buying a 9800XT for gaming..
     
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    Yea, AS5 is poor by today's standards

    -It's conductive and will kill your hardware if you apply too much
    -It requires several hours of "burn-in" before it's fully effective
    -It dries out and you have to re-apply it eventually
    -MX-2 FTW!
     

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