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What's a Good Thermal Compound

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July 1, 2013 3:33:16 PM

Hey, I don't need something extreme but I'd like to have some extra thermal compound when I get my new system. The CPU (FX-6350) probably comes with it, but I've heard the stock paste isn't the greatest.

What thermal paste should I get, keeping in mind I don't need to pay a lot of money?

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July 1, 2013 3:40:31 PM

The CPU will not actually have the paste on it but the stock heat sink fan will. If you are using an aftermarket solution, then you should apply your own thermal compound. I really like the Artic Silver 5 which costs $8...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 1, 2013 3:45:00 PM

King Hackintosh said:
The CPU will not actually have the paste on it but the stock heat sink fan will. If you are using an aftermarket solution, then you should apply your own thermal compound. I really like the Artic Silver 5 which costs $8...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks! I plan to just use the stock heatsink and fan unless the CPU runs too hot..
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July 1, 2013 3:47:46 PM

Glad I could be of assistance...

Please remember to choose the best solution when you open a thread - the forum members really appreciate it :) 
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July 1, 2013 3:58:25 PM

King Hackintosh said:
Glad I could be of assistance...

Please remember to choose the best solution when you open a thread - the forum members really appreciate it :) 


Haha Don't worry; I gotcha
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July 1, 2013 4:19:10 PM

MX4 is the best!
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July 1, 2013 4:36:18 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
MX4 is the best!


What is the difference? Do you find it to be wort the extra cost of $1?
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July 1, 2013 4:38:24 PM

Yes I do , I switched from Artic Silver 5 to MX4 , and have had better results.
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July 1, 2013 4:40:31 PM

Ok then in that case I stand corrected... kalef21 you should get MX4 NOT Arctic Silver 5!
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July 1, 2013 4:45:09 PM

I use to use AS5 , but on a suggestion in the forum , I changed and I'm glad I did.
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July 1, 2013 5:03:16 PM

Thanks that's good to know as I will be doing a build next month.
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July 2, 2013 8:23:07 AM

Glad I checked this before I bought! lol thanks guys.
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July 2, 2013 8:24:17 AM

What did you buy.
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July 2, 2013 8:30:11 AM

The Antec Formula 7 is a great choice. My friend used to have 37Degs on idle and 76Degs on load with the MX4. He now has 34Degs on idle and 70Degs on load on the Formula 7. His cooler was the Cooler Master h70. Never thought the Thermal compound will drop temps so much. Also Thanks for posting. Have a nice day and I hope you end up getting Thermal Compound which satisfies your needs.

Oops , I am late :p 
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July 2, 2013 9:52:10 AM

Holy mother of BEEP I MX-4 is NOT the best after all (but it's still pretty good)...
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