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Be Quiet! Announces DC1 Thermal Interface Material

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be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for seven years in a row*, announced today the availability of the new high performance thermal compound DC1. The new paste is the logical extension of the award-winning cooler portfolio of the German company. With its excellent heat conducting properties and its extremely simple handling, the paste is suitable for both normal users and Overclockers.

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Anyone willing to test this? :D
 

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The world needs bigger tubes. 10 grams is classic.
 
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...includes a spatula? If you need a spatula to apply TIM, you're using 100x more than you should be using. For those who don't know TIM is a thermal insulator compared to metal-to-metal contact. The last thing you want is a layer of insulation between the heatsink and CPU/GPU. TIM is only meant to fill the minute scratches or imperfections in the two surfaces. It's laughable to see the way most people gob on TIM with the more is better mentality. If you can't see thru the TIM you're using too thick a coating.
 

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...includes a spatula? If you need a spatula to apply TIM, you're using 100x more than you should be using. For those who don't know TIM is a thermal insulator compared to metal-to-metal contact. The last thing you want is a layer of insulation between the heatsink and CPU/GPU. TIM is only meant to fill the minute scratches or imperfections in the two surfaces. It's laughable to see the way most people gob on TIM with the more is better mentality. If you can't see thru the TIM you're using too thick a coating.
To scrub off extras in case you applied too much?
 

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I kinda wished I had one of those spatulas. I used one from my drywall kit on my AMD machine.
 
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...includes a spatula? If you need a spatula to apply TIM, you're using 100x more than you should be using. For those who don't know TIM is a thermal insulator compared to metal-to-metal contact. The last thing you want is a layer of insulation between the heatsink and CPU/GPU. TIM is only meant to fill the minute scratches or imperfections in the two surfaces. It's laughable to see the way most people gob on TIM with the more is better mentality. If you can't see thru the TIM you're using too thick a coating.
I use a whole tube for each chip.
 
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...includes a spatula? If you need a spatula to apply TIM, you're using 100x more than you should be using. For those who don't know TIM is a thermal insulator compared to metal-to-metal contact. The last thing you want is a layer of insulation between the heatsink and CPU/GPU. TIM is only meant to fill the minute scratches or imperfections in the two surfaces. It's laughable to see the way most people gob on TIM with the more is better mentality. If you can't see thru the TIM you're using too thick a coating.
Please describe how you yourself apply thermal paste in such away that you can see though it. Also which paste do you yourself use?

I personally put a small dot on the chip and use some sort spatula or flat surface (credit card) and spread it evenly over the whole chip. I can not see through it but it is so thin that if I even so much as touch it it leaves a bare spot. I do this to every video card I get and it always gets me at least 3c cooler, or my record of 15c because saphire put it 1mm thick.
I use artic mx-4 which I don't think can be laid thin enough to be seen through.