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Thermal paste applied on your GPU / CPU, survey!

Did you always use the same TIM on your hardware?

  • Yes I do use the same one…Always!

    Votes: 136 47.7%
  • No I don’t have any preferred or "trusted brand"

    Votes: 100 35.1%
  • If I could I would! not always have stock of the same products!

    Votes: 49 17.2%

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Geild's stuff was super easy to spread and worked great. Probably the best TIM I've ever used.
 
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Geild's stuff was super easy to spread and worked great. Probably the best TIM I've ever used.
well get your hands on some Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut or Kryonaut and see the improvement :D

i was a Gelid GC-Extreme unconditional but now ... TG stuff are even easier to spread with the 2 tip they pack with, tested both Hydro and Kryo and i confirm my chart the rank are LM type TIM>Kryonaut>GC-Extreme>Hydronaut
the only point to separate those 2 brand would be the price depending the regions (for me TG is cheaper than Gelid were i am) ....

Arctic Silver can't reach them now, furthermore they would have to beat Arctic (ex arctic cooling) to get close to them ...
luckily for any TIM brand there is some hardcore fans, otherwise they would fall in oblivion quickly as the new one rise ... yes ... yes ... AS5 and Noctua and ALL THE OTHER, EXCEPT THERMAL GRIZZLY AND GELID, i am looking at you ... shame on you, you sore excuse of a TIM! you are not worthy, just BEGONE from my sight! (joking ... :fear: well ... not that much for Arctic Silver tho ... :laugh: they can disappear now, they show no will to improve :rolleyes:)

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well get your hands on some Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut or Kryonaut and see the improvement :D

i was a Gelid GC-Extreme unconditional but now ... TG stuff are even easier to spread with the 2 tip they pack with, tested both Hydro and Kryo and i confirm my chart the rank are LM type TIM>Kryonaut>GC-Extreme>Hydronaut
the only point to separate those 2 brand would be the price depending the regions (for me TG is cheaper than Gelid were i am) ....

Arctic Silver can't reach them now, furthermore they would have to beat Arctic (ex arctic cooling) to get close to them ...
luckily for any TIM brand there is some hardcore fans, otherwise they would fall in oblivion quickly as the new one rise ... yes ... yes ... AS5 and Noctua and ALL THE OTHER, EXCEPT THERMAL GRIZZLY AND GELID, i am looking at you ... shame on you, you sore excuse of a TIM! you are not worthy, just BEGONE from my sight! (joking ... :fear: well ... not that much for Arctic Silver tho ... :laugh: they can disappear now, they show no will to improve :rolleyes:)

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well... another paste on my list to things to try ...
 

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since i can't edit a 1 month old post :D

@peche moar to test :D (right pics top to bottom : Aeronaut, Hydronaut, Kryonaut and Conductonaut)
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i really feel sorry for Arctic Silver 5 now ... even the lowest Aeronaut beat it and that tube is a 12.30chf for 7.80g where AS offer only 3.5g for 7.90chf (lowest price for the AS5) well the 3.80g from TG is pricier than the AS 5 but it's still outperforming it ...
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i really wish TG can be world-widely distributed ... because they really are awesome, yep my new favorite brand took after the worthy Arctic MX-4 and Gelid GC-Extreme for good

will run some test once i have the time, on all TIM i have at home, maybe not the Conductonaut ... not 100% safe enough to attempt a de-lid ;)
 

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excellent feedback lad, how are you going to test'em?

Delid? well won’t regret at all, also as we were talking a days ago, I would like to test TG liquidmetal TIM maybe on a new delid or the current one,
I'm pretty happy with arctic cooling solutions, but a new and better product is always welcomed,
 
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excellent feedback lad, how are you going to test'em?

Delid? well won’t regret at all, also as we were talking a days ago, I would like to test TG liquidmetal TIM maybe on a new delid or the current one,
I'm pretty happy with arctic cooling solutions, but a new and better product is always welcomed,
i doubt i will test them on my 6600K the Hydronaut is enough for now ;)

probably on a XFX 650i Ultra mobo with a E8500 or on the MSI K8N Neo2 and a Athlon 64 3200+ (since my Lan Party NF4UT is out of order, it seems), cooling will probably be a Alphacool Eisberg 240 once i get it cleaned.
delid ... nah not for now ;) later maybe and on a auxiliary rig probably

and Arctic Cooling is still fine by my criteria (or Gelid) it's Arctic Silver who is buried deep below for me now :D my AS5 tube will never see any use ... (i just keep one for reference and collection ... i know... weird hobby o_O )
(the thing that bug me is many people still associate Arctic (ex Arctic cooling) with Arctic Silver one is Swiss and the other is US (iirc, checking ... yep made in U.S.A) and they are not at all on the same level (and that since the MX-2 from Arctic Cooling) )
not talking about you ofc ;)
 

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Arctic Silver 5 is dead for me pretty much time ago, the curing time, also the ridiculous 3.5G tube compared to minimum 4 or 4.5G tubes which is the standard for almost every brand on their smallest presentation, and also the fact that it separates over the time, NO, just no AS5, no more for me anymore,

TG seems to be a great options since they sell decent size tubes, but I like to ask some questions,
it is too hard to apply? how about TIM texture? and also it is complicated to take out or remove?

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MX-4 now on everything. Even under CPU IHS, since I didn't realize that I didn't have liquid metal when delidded this.
 
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I've been using Phobya HE grease extreme, and can honestly say it is a Real beast for higher temps. I recently have had to remove my H-70core edition AIO water cooler for RMA, and was rightfully concerned because all I have laying around are Stock Intel heatsink/fan's, but I had a new tube of the He Extreme on hand, so I applied, set a modest 4.1Ghz OC on My 2500K ,and fired the old girl up. as You can see here, I am holding in the Mid to upper 50's while running a stress test on CPU-Z. my minimum's are Right @ or around 32-35C **22C ambient**

 

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MX-4 now on everything. Even under CPU IHS, since I didn't realize that I didn't have liquid metal when delidded this.
delidded Intel Pentium G3258 @ 4.7GHz excellent!
liquid metal is a rule for delid but i have heard about people using other TIM's on CPU DIE avoiding liquidmetals, i cannot complain about my results, my room temp could easily reach 35C on hot days ... and my computer max recorded temps before delid is 61C on full load gaming on a pretty hot day ...


I've been using Phobya HE grease extreme, and can honestly say it is a Real beast for higher temps. I recently have had to remove my H-70core edition AIO water cooler for RMA, and was rightfully concerned because all I have laying around are Stock Intel heatsink/fan's, but I had a new tube of the He Extreme on hand, so I applied, set a modest 4.1Ghz OC on My 2500K ,and fired the old girl up. as You can see here, I am holding in the Mid to upper 50's while running a stress test on CPU-Z. my minimum's are Right @ or around 32-35C **22C ambient**
dont understando your image, temps readings or whatever it is... but i have heard from an old friend of UK that Phobya products are like S.A.S. quick, silent and the best....never tried them out but i like the look of their WC custom loops and parts..


Regards,
 
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On my own first PC build back in 2006 or so I used MX2 paste, my dad took over my PC in 2009 and I only had laptops after that and never used thermal paste again till about a week ago because I have build a PC again, on the internet I found the best paste (getting lowest temperatures) was with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and so I bought it for my new build.:)
 

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correct me if im wrong...MX2 its harder to apply compared to mx4 ?
 
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correct me if im wrong...MX2 its harder to apply compared to mx4 ?
I didn't had any problems with it IIRC, I always use a plastic card to apply it and spread it out on the processor,
I personally find that the best method, since the paste between processor and cooler should be just a very thin layer.
 

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I didn't had any problems with it IIRC, I always use a plastic card to apply it and spread it out on the processor,
I personally find that the best method, since the paste between processor and cooler should be just a very thin layer.
Never really noticed the difference tbh, how ever MX-4 can last 8 years once applied.
 
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MX-4 can last 8 years once applied.
Interesting, no idea how long thermal grizzly kryonaut lasts, they just say "long-term durability" on their site.
 

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I didn't had any problems with it IIRC, I always use a plastic card to apply it and spread it out on the processor,
I personally find that the best method, since the paste between processor and cooler should be just a very thin layer.
im sticking here with dot or vertical line over I.H.S. with mx4 tim, leaving the spread work for the block and a little and gentile pressure,

Interesting, no idea how long thermal grizzly kryonaut lasts, they just say "long-term durability" on their site.
arctic claims up to 8 years on their site lol..thats something i guess not so much people tests...
 
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since i can't edit a 1 month old post :D

@peche moar to test :D (right pics top to bottom : Aeronaut, Hydronaut, Kryonaut and Conductonaut)
View attachment 71890 View attachment 71891

i really feel sorry for Arctic Silver 5 now ... even the lowest Aeronaut beat it and that tube is a 12.30chf for 7.80g where AS offer only 3.5g for 7.90chf (lowest price for the AS5) well the 3.80g from TG is pricier than the AS 5 but it's still outperforming it ...
View attachment 71892

i really wish TG can be world-widely distributed ... because they really are awesome, yep my new favorite brand took after the worthy Arctic MX-4 and Gelid GC-Extreme for good

will run some test once i have the time, on all TIM i have at home, maybe not the Conductonaut ... not 100% safe enough to attempt a de-lid ;)
I was watching a you tube video and Dino(from Gigabyte) was de-lidding a 6700K, he used this stuff. I'll order a tube soon.
 

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I was watching a you tube video and Dino(from Gigabyte) was de-lidding a 6700K, he used this stuff. I'll order a tube soon.
nice, moar reviews, never try to delid your 3960X ... its a soldered chip lad...pointless to delid...
 
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Arctic Silver 5 is dead for me pretty much time ago, the curing time, also the ridiculous 3.5G tube compared to minimum 4 or 4.5G tubes which is the standard for almost every brand on their smallest presentation, and also the fact that it separates over the time, NO, just no AS5, no more for me anymore,

TG seems to be a great options since they sell decent size tubes, but I like to ask some questions,
it is too hard to apply? how about TIM texture? and also it is complicated to take out or remove?

Regards,
sorry it take time for me to get all my idea sorted ... i.e.: core 2 duo have a soldered IHS? if yes ... well the LM will be put aside, if no : i will try to order a delid mate from digitec.ch (2-3 days delivery ) tho i also need to sort out my budget and get some more pieces.

tho on application, it's over easy, the bundled spatula tip is all you need to spread it on the CPU and it goes like a charm removing, i will see later .... ;)
 

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sorry it take time for me to get all my idea sorted ... i.e.: core 2 duo have a soldered IHS? if yes ... well the LM will be put aside, if no : i will try to order a delid mate from digitec.ch (2-3 days delivery ) tho i also need to sort out my budget and get some more pieces.

tho on application, it's over easy, the bundled spatula tip is all you need to spread it on the CPU and it goes like a charm removing, i will see later .... ;)
got lost in some part of your replay ... explanantion needed... :banghead:
 
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got lost in some part of your replay ... explanantion needed... :banghead:
i quoted you you can't even remember why you asked me that? awwww... okay ... after all i answered a post that was from 04.02.2016


related to those post and
since i can't edit a 1 month old post :D

@peche moar to test :D (right pics top to bottom : Aeronaut, Hydronaut, Kryonaut and Conductonaut)
View attachment 71890 View attachment 71891

i really feel sorry for Arctic Silver 5 now ... even the lowest Aeronaut beat it and that tube is a 12.30chf for 7.80g where AS offer only 3.5g for 7.90chf (lowest price for the AS5) well the 3.80g from TG is pricier than the AS 5 but it's still outperforming it ...
View attachment 71892

i really wish TG can be world-widely distributed ... because they really are awesome, yep my new favorite brand took after the worthy Arctic MX-4 and Gelid GC-Extreme for good

will run some test once i have the time, on all TIM i have at home, maybe not the Conductonaut ... not 100% safe enough to attempt a de-lid ;)
i doubt i will test them on my 6600K the Hydronaut is enough for now ;)

probably on a XFX 650i Ultra mobo with a E8500 or on the MSI K8N Neo2 and a Athlon 64 3200+ (since my Lan Party NF4UT is out of order, it seems), cooling will probably be a Alphacool Eisberg 240 once i get it cleaned.
delid ... nah not for now ;) later maybe and on a auxiliary rig probably

and Arctic Cooling is still fine by my criteria (or Gelid) it's Arctic Silver who is buried deep below for me now :D my AS5 tube will never see any use ... (i just keep one for reference and collection ... i know... weird hobby o_O )
(the thing that bug me is many people still associate Arctic (ex Arctic cooling) with Arctic Silver one is Swiss and the other is US (iirc, checking ... yep made in U.S.A) and they are not at all on the same level (and that since the MX-2 from Arctic Cooling) )
not talking about you ofc ;)
your question in the post i quoted previously (you know ... scroll up is a very useful function ;) (joking))

ok i quote again (luckily i have a good memory and i remember all thread i follow in order.
Arctic Silver 5 is dead for me pretty much time ago, the curing time, also the ridiculous 3.5G tube compared to minimum 4 or 4.5G tubes which is the standard for almost every brand on their smallest presentation, and also the fact that it separates over the time, NO, just no AS5, no more for me anymore,

TG seems to be a great options since they sell decent size tubes, but I like to ask some questions,
it is too hard to apply? how about TIM texture? and also it is complicated to take out or remove?

Regards,
altho at last you could have answered the question in my previous post about c2d IHS (if you know ofc) ;)
 
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I was a die hard Arctic Silver 5 user a long time ago but transitioned over to MX-4 and stayed with it every since. :D
 
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delidded Intel Pentium G3258 @ 4.7GHz excellent!
liquid metal is a rule for delid but i have heard about people using other TIM's on CPU DIE avoiding liquidmetals, i cannot complain about my results, my room temp could easily reach 35C on hot days ... and my computer max recorded temps before delid is 61C on full load gaming on a pretty hot day ...
Well, now it has Liquid Ultra on both sides of the IHS ;) too bad tho I have only stock cooler atm, since I sold my AIO to my buddy, but still 4.7GHz is not a problem :D Too bad this won't go @ 5GHz even how high vcore I'll give to it..
 
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