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Thermal Compound Review Roundup

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Sasqui, Jan 26, 2012.

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    They tested chocolate before Ic Diamond 7?
     
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    Its about right. Basically there is little difference in compounds. Just dont use Chocolate, nothing or stupid shit and you will be ok
     
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    arctic alumina is my fav, quick curing too.
     
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    Hardware Secrets does very good PSU reviews. They do these thermal compound rounds every month or so I believe, check out for the other materials they use sometimes: toothpaste, lipstick, etc ... :laugh:
     
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    Indeed this link shows more valued information. The contact pressure to temperature alone shows how well these pastes work. Fining a paste that works well under poor pressure (hold-down hardware) and then better at clamp down pressure is ideal. In other words, if your CPU, GPUs and NB blocks have different clamping loads, a thermal paste that can cover all of those loads would save the user on costs and applications.
     

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