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Which HeatSink Compounds???

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by hoax32, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. hoax32

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    Hi everybody!
    My new P4 arrived: With a 2.80GHz clock and hyper thrading it can get really "HOT"!
    Of course i want to cool it properly! :cool:
    Right now I have 2 thermal compounds infront of me:

    1. Ceramique by Arctic Silver
    2. MassCool STARS-700 Silver Thermal Compound*

    *Thermal Conductivity: >7.5W/m-k
    Thermal Resistance: <0.06*C-in(sqare)/W
    %10 Metal oxide Compound (silver)


    What can keep my P4 cooler?
    Thanks guys! :toast:
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    ceramique
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    Thanks!
    Do you know the difference between them?
    Is thee a big performance difference?
    thx!!! :toast:
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    I have heard good things about Ceramique, for example - no curing time. If u use it, please share your experience, because I am thinking of buying one.
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    Typically thermal compound that comes with your cooler are crap unless your buying a Noctua i would stay away from it
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    I already used it a copple of times!!!
    The best part:
    Its safe to use on electrnocis, because its ceramique!
    It cools pritty good!
    (I switched from VIO to Ceramique a year ago and temps where 3*C lower!!! lower than the cheap vio paste!)
    It lasts for a long time, but its a little sticky and takes patience to apply it on CPU's.

    I won the MassCool Silver compound online (FREE :) ) and because I always here, that silver is a verry good cooling strategy for chips, I thought to ask for your guys oppinion!

    AS5 = Cools a little bit better than ceramique
    Ceramique = Lasts longer and safer
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    Both where bought seperatly. :toast:
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    i agree, ceramique is kinda safer coz when it bleeds it wont short circuit the component
    i vote ceramique because of that, :toast:
    metal based thermal paste is nice but its kinda risky coz its conductive
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    try both...

    i mean put the masscool, check temps, then apply ceramique and compare temps and apply the best one

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