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What do you think of this thermal paste?

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Found this in a thermal paste comparison and it came out as one of the best and one of the cheapest I found : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008M50ZMI?ie=UTF8&tag=pric097-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=16… Read More
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5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Found this in a thermal paste comparison and it came out as one of the best and one of the cheapest I found : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008M50ZMI?ie=UTF8&tag=pric097-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=1634&creativeASIN=B008M50ZMI . What do you think of it?
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5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Never heard of them, and I have been building systems for 20 years, that plus a single glowing review.....

Just buy MX-2, it isnt much more expensive and you know it will do the job.

BTW, all compounds run a little hot when first applied, I usually give them a full day before deciding if I need a different one; as an example, I fitted a server chip to my daughters PC 3 days ago (some old Intel boards will take Xeons!!), MX-2 and the original heatsink went on and I fired it up and ran a 100% single core cpu load for a couple of hours (a game called LOTRO !!).

Initially, the cpu was a steady 62 Celsius, a bit below its 70 Celsius max temp, after a few hours more this dropped to 52 Celsius, and after another full load run the next day, it was 42 Celsius.

Since this cpu is already giving 70-100fps in a game an i7 struggles with, I wont bother trying to overclock it!!

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#1
Bonding agent. Not ideal for most things unless you want to glue heatsinks on.
#2
Ignore my post. It seems decent stuff from reviews. I use mx-4 now but used to use artic silver until I ripped my 1090t off my motherboard after it welded to my liquid cooler :(
#3
Never heard of them, and I have been building systems for 20 years, that plus a single glowing review.....

Just buy MX-2, it isnt much more expensive and you know it will do the job.

BTW, all compounds run a little hot when first applied, I usually give them a full day before deciding if I need a different one; as an example, I fitted a server chip to my daughters PC 3 days ago (some old Intel boards will take Xeons!!), MX-2 and the original heatsink went on and I fired it up and ran a 100% single core cpu load for a couple of hours (a game called LOTRO !!).

Initially, the cpu was a steady 62 Celsius, a bit below its 70 Celsius max temp, after a few hours more this dropped to 52 Celsius, and after another full load run the next day, it was 42 Celsius.

Since this cpu is already giving 70-100fps in a game an i7 struggles with, I wont bother trying to overclock it!!
#4
Thanks,yeah I think ill just go for one thats more known (like the arctic silver).
#5
Not heard of their paste before, but the Prolimatech Megahelms is a pretty serious CPU cooler (the kind you buy fans separately for)
#6
MrKillChill
Thanks,yeah I think ill just go for one thats more known (like the arctic silver).
Don't buy arctic silver as it's a real nightmare to remove, the stuff sets solid and you need to heat it to separate the cpu from the heat sink. The stuff is horrible and sets solid. Go for the MX paste as it's a lot easier to remove and clean up.

Also check out http://www.redlinepctech.com/product-review/english-artic-cooling-mx-2mx-4-review/
#7
Don't use Diamond IC either as it scratches the hell out of your heatsink and CPU.
#8
kester76
MrKillChill
Thanks,yeah I think ill just go for one thats more known (like the arctic silver).
Don't buy arctic silver as it's a real nightmare to remove, the stuff sets solid and you need to heat it to separate the cpu from the heat sink. The stuff is horrible and sets solid. Go for the MX paste as it's a lot easier to remove and clean up.
Also check out http://www.redlinepctech.com/product-review/english-artic-cooling-mx-2mx-4-review/
Thank you :).I ended up deciding to go with air cooling (Specifically the dark rock pro3) do you think it will come with good enough thermal paste?The only reason I wanted to buy thermal paste in the first place was because when I wanted to buy an aio unit reviews stated that the thermal paste that came with it was quite bad, I will still be OCing my cpu moderately so I'm not sure if I should buy a different Thermal Paste.
#9
Personally I use MX-4. It gets the job done and isn't that expensive.
#10
MrKillChill
kester76
MrKillChill
Thanks,yeah I think ill just go for one thats more known (like the arctic silver).
Don't buy arctic silver as it's a real nightmare to remove, the stuff sets solid and you need to heat it to separate the cpu from the heat sink. The stuff is horrible and sets solid. Go for the MX paste as it's a lot easier to remove and clean up.
Also check out http://www.redlinepctech.com/product-review/english-artic-cooling-mx-2mx-4-review/
Thank you :).I ended up deciding to go with air cooling (Specifically the dark rock pro3) do you think it will come with good enough thermal paste?The only reason I wanted to buy thermal paste in the first place was because when I wanted to buy an aio unit reviews stated that the thermal paste that came with it was quite bad, I will still be OCing my cpu moderately so I'm not sure if I should buy a different Thermal Paste.
To be honest I would go with mx-4 as it's easier to spread than mx-2. Both are good but a bit more skill is required spreading the mx-2 thinly. I would go with a AIO solution too as they're pretty easy to fit and are extremely good a throwing heat outside a case.
#11
I had that Arctic sivler stuff on my last PC, when I tried to remove the cooler to fit a better one, it ripped the CPU mount out of the motherboard.

Of course, it might have been a duff Asus board, but it wasnt the first time I had had AS weld a heatsink and cpu together.

Just got around to fitting a Corsair H45 AIO water pump to my OC'd AMD chip; it has lowered the temp by FIFTEEN Celsius from the very start, and as I said earlier, componds tend to get better after a day or two use.

During normal use (ie not gaming), the cpu is running 2-3 Celsius BELOW the case ambient temperature.
#12
Gentle_Giant
I had that Arctic sivler stuff on my last PC, when I tried to remove the cooler to fit a better one, it ripped the CPU mount out of the motherboard.

Of course, it might have been a duff Asus board, but it wasnt the first time I had had AS weld a heatsink and cpu together.

Just got around to fitting a Corsair H45 AIO water pump to my OC'd AMD chip; it has lowered the temp by FIFTEEN Celsius from the very start, and as I said earlier, componds tend to get better after a day or two use.

During normal use (ie not gaming), the cpu is running 2-3 Celsius BELOW the case ambient temperature.


That's normal with arctic silver. You need to remove the fans and heat the cpu up to remove the heatsink oO . I found this out after ripping my 1090t out still attached to the H70 aio. Bent about 8 pins and pretty much retired the chip as I was swapping it out for a FX8350 luckily. Better than my Barton 2800 where I chipped the die because the foam pads had turned to carbon :)

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