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What is the best thermal paste?

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July 16, 2013 1:17:34 PM

Hello, i was wondering what is currently the best thermal paste on the market? I don't want the cost of it included just which gets the coolest temps please.
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Tom

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July 16, 2013 1:21:24 PM

Really any of them work. Test after test have shown there is very little difference between silver/ceramique/diamond/whatever marketing hype they use.


You're going to get 50 different answers with this question asking 50 different people, all saying their temps were 545345 c before using XXXXX brand paste and now it runs at -6544 c. lol.


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July 16, 2013 1:40:13 PM

Some paste has cure time, so it performs to spec after a certain amount of use (Arctic Silver 5 for example I believe has a 1-200 hour cure time? Time may not be accurate but it is an example).
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July 16, 2013 1:41:49 PM

MX-2 or Mx-4 are usually safe bets. You would need to venture into liquid metal pastes to obtain better results. Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra or Liquid Pro would probably be the preferred choice metal thermal pastes.
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July 16, 2013 7:25:27 PM

I'm still waiting for those carbon nano-tube thermalpads they claimed were 100x better than paste.
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July 17, 2013 9:54:25 AM

slomo4sho said:
MX-2 or Mx-4 are usually safe bets. You would need to venture into liquid metal pastes to obtain better results. Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra or Liquid Pro would probably be the preferred choice metal thermal pastes.


Can the paste being metal cause any risks to the machines? would being metal mean that the cooling performance is better than normal thermal paste? Thanks
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July 17, 2013 9:58:06 AM

I'll probably try out IC Diamond 24 Carat for my next build.
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