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Whats the better TIM

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by jmcslob, Aug 17, 2009.

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    MX-2. That said, theres a new offering from Tuniq (?) that beats all others.
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    or the MX-3
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    I think some tech website reviewed a load of them and found that the worst was only like 10 degrees above the best. just get the cheapest.
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    MX-2 is definitely better, but i hear Arctic silver 5 is also a great thermal paste.
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    I actually got a bad batch of MX-2 2 months it failed i reapplied and it's failed already- I'm using AS5 now but seriously looking for something as good as MX-2 without the failures, trust me I know they would replace it But 2 fails = no more for me ever...Bad batch or not...I'll never trust MX-2 again... and it's a sudden failure to...thought maybe it was just my cooler unseating so I replaced it....just to have it fail again....I really hate the alarm sound of my TCP...and i really don't want to hear it again...It scares the shit out of you...
    I'm not trying to diss MX-2 as I'm sure I just got a bad batch, and I'm sure it's not likely to happen again but i'm not gonna give it a chance to
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    If you check the reviews, all of the better TIM's are within 1-3c of each other, so there really is not much difference b/t them. I do suggest that you buy something non-conductive. That's the only knock against AS5. The only other thing to consider is consistency. That's why I use MX2 and the higher end Noctua stuff. I like the way it spreads.
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    That's the advice I needed to hear thank you
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    tx3 is good but there is alot of variability between the results.... makes me think that the quality control if off.

    Basically any MX-2, TX-2, MX-3, or noctua paste's perform within 1-2 degree of each other, which is basically the variation between mounts.
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    Arctic Silver 5 FTW.
    The best i ever used and ive tried alot.
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    $20 for 2 applications and a 2.5c max drop. Meh. Maybe if it was at least 5 applications. Sometimes I switch out my processors and reapply TIM as often as I change underwear. I would simply go broke buying TIM.
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    I like mx-2 for the non-conductive, yet great thermal transfer attribute
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    I'm actually waiting another hour and a half to see this weeks prices at the egg before i order this shit, LOL hoping to save $10 on my hard drive constantly at $59.99 when I'm broke but when i got money It's $69.99 ,I hate having a budget
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    Yeah, I would ask to see it work on a much more expensive system than mine, in person, before i used that..... I'm sure it's good...and i'm sure I'd fuck it up:eek:
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    I use IC Diamond 7, its pretty good.. better than my AS5.
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    I use Shin-Etsu X23-7783D, but it's a lot more of a pain to use than MX-2. Better temps, but it's thick like clay, so you have to work with it sometimes. Spreading it with a credit card doesn't work because it likes to stick to itself and not anything else. I used a baggie and my finger. Didn't help that I was applying it to a HDT cooler either. Seems like it worked well, though :)
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