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Generic Thermal paste VS Other Non-Generic Brands

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by tkpenalty, Jan 15, 2007.

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    So guys, here I am again to ask about this tube of generic thermal paste from balance stars. So far it has impressed me by lowering the temps on my P4SBeholder+, when compared to stock thermal crap. Here are the specs of it:

    Tell me how well it will compare with these products:

    -Arctic Silver Ceramique
    -Arctic Silver 5
    -Stock Zalman Thermal Paste.

    Btw, something else, is it normal to have temps of 40*C when Idle for a C2D? I find it sort of odd that its so called "Low wattage" produces that much heat. Im using a CNPS7700 CU so how would the temps compare to you guys?
     
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    specs for arctic silver 5:

    specs for arctic silver ceramique:


    compared with these, that generic stuff looks pretty poor imo...
     
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    Yeah, I say just go with the proven performer, and go with AS5.
     
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    Fine, compare it with Zalman VS Generic
     
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    no need for comparison, the obvious answer is AS5 it doesn't even cost much.
     
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    I said compare Zalman and Generic :slap: , my god damn parents don't let me spend $15AUD D:
     
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    time for a job? maybe lil bit of male gigolo action, thats my profession.
     
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    40C idle isn't terrible. Just make sure your case has good Airflow. I have mine on stock cooling, but my ambient temperture is always freezing because I live in FL so my AC is always on. Mine idles at around 36c or so with AS5.

    It's an e6600 by the way, not OC'd.
     
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    well I got some stuff off ebay I paid $12 USD for a 12 gram syringe, Im sure its generic and my idle temp is 35C
     
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    hey

    nothin if used is better then #1 articsilver 5 like 2c lower then #2 oczultra ultra high density!

    i tryed star tech silver paste an i got better temps with no paste at all then with the star tech silver stuff evin the star tech white stuff works better then the star tech silver lol
     
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    Zalman VS Arctic silver then.. (FREAKING STAY ON TOPIC)
     
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    Calling it a syringe...
     
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    That syringe, if its the liquid metal stuff, is probably the liquid thermal material, which is the best, beat AS5 like by 1 or 2 Degrees C in a maximum pc review.

    As far as AS5 vs Zalman, AS5 is king. AS5 is for cpu. I use the ceramique for Video Cards and NB and SB chips. Zalman is great, dont get me wrong, but its not better than AS5. Zalman works well for their coolers, but AS5 is a tad bit better. Hope that helps.

    As far as Zalman vs Generic, ZALMAN.
     
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    what about this Radio Shack brand silicone based heat sink fan compound I got for $2.99...might I be better off with nothing? seriously!:eek:
     
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    It says Spectracool on it and yes it beats AS5 by a degree or two, tried both on my old rig.
     
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    I got AS5... *state of euphoria* as well as some nifty high RPM zalman fans... KOREAN QUALITY = the best shit on earth ever... f**** (hes high guys, high from the zalman)
     
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    That stuff is leaky and unsafe to use... if it leaks onto your processor's non IHS part.. fizzle-pop fun!!! :roll:.
    Obviously its better, but considering that its extremely easy to kill something that doesn't have an IHS/Shimmy (I think its called that ) installed.

    This would be a person who got screwed: :) >:eek: >:twitch: >:mad: >:banghead: >:cry: (last one, he's crying in pain after giving himself a concussion).
     
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    The liquid stuff also destroys aluminum heatsinks. Turns them to powder.
     
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    I have GEIL

    Off the syringe.

    >1.729w/m-k
    <0.06c-in2/w
    5% silver 5% copper

    That any good?
     
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    so what about my cheap Radio Shack silicone based heatsink fan compound?:wtf: I seated the chip with it last weekend and I was getting 55c under load, now I came home and reseated it, got the HSF centered on the chip, but my temps are running higher under load. Would I be better off using more than a tiny drop? Seems like I should cover the surface off the HSF at least. Any advice would be great. I am going to order some AS5 right now. :respect:
     
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    If you remove the heatsink you should clean and reapply the paste. You can trap air if you don't and it squished out the paste from the first application as well. I've always had good luck with a dot in the center and let the heatsink spread it. The Radioshack stuff they have now is crap imo. There old stuff was -ok- in a pinch but I wouldn't be doing crazy overclocking on it. I'm using white paste now and running a 6600 2.4@3.4@60c full load after about 10 min but that's not the same stuff Radioshack has now. This is less runny/oily and more like toothpaste.
     
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    ive used coolermaster premium before and that stuff is really pasty, almost like car body filler!, seems to work good though, didnt see any difference between this and as5, which were both about 2 degrees cooler than as3 on a64, and 3 degrees cooler on an axp
     
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    Hmm....why is the AS5 performing the same as the crappy generic POS?
     
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    As an expierment when I was installing my e6600, I had everything stock. it was like 70c. Then I changed to AS5, it went down to like 60C, changed the heatsink to AC FreezerPro7, went to like 45C, changed to AS5, down to 36-40C.
     
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