Thermal paste on CPU and GPU?

Can i use the same thermal paste (advertised for the CPU), for my graphics card wich i intend on replacing it's fan?

Also, would the VF900/AcceleroX2 come with thermal pastes in the box, and would a CPU fan+heatsink come with it aswell?

Thnx!
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  1. Yes, the paste will work for any heatsink to chip mating. Usually the aftermarket heatsinks come with a little tube of paste. If not, most computer stores carry it for a couple bucks, with the high performance brands like Artic Silver costing more.

    Edit: If a pad comes on the heatsink, remove it before applying the paste.
  2. Yeah, I have replaced the thermal compounds on my cpu, n/b and gpus with AS5. It's a bit better than generic thermal pastes.
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    Yeah, I have replaced the thermal compounds on my cpu, n/b and gpus with AS5. It's a bit better than generic thermal pastes.


    Is the Arctic Silver 5 the best thermal paste? If so, ill buy it with the fan.
  4. You do get two more brands that's worth mentioning:

    Zalman STG1 (probably same or better than Arctic Silver 5) and
    CoolLaboratory's Liquid Metal Pro (way better than anything else, expensive, and complicated as it does not work on any other surface than pure copper - plus it's liquid so to speak).

    But for general use I'd also recommend AS5.
  5. Any thermal paste will do.
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