What's the best thermal compund ?

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By the way, has anyone seen a thermalright 120 for 1366 socket on sale yet?.
Just preparing my new rig. First upgrade in 2,5 years.

Regards.
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  1. for your first question, you cant go wrong with either Arctic MX2 or Tuniq TX2
  2. Thank you both. I´d heard of Artic Silver 5 and Artic Silver ceramique.
    Regards
  3. I use Antec Formula5 Silver Thermal Compound. It's good stuff.
  4. Artic Silver 5 or Artic Cooling MX-2
  5. after a review... can't find it now.... and several benchmarks... yes benchmarks...

    this is the best

    TIM Consultants T-C Grease 0098

    and the second best is OCZ Freeze... look it up reviews and benchmarks and you'll see Arctic Silver 5 is often the worst performer in the line of high-end pastes... so don't recommend AS 5 for the best performance

    The new lga socket 1366... just by a thermalright ultra 120 extreme... they have said numerous times they'll release a back plate and mounting kit for the new socket when its out... not before
  6. ya OCZ freeze is good stuff dude much better than artic silver crap that everyone likes for some odd reason
  7. MX-2
  8. Butter flavored Crisco FTW, but only the kind that comes in sticks, the stuff in tubs is for GPUs. :kaola:
  9. OCZ Freeze, AC MX2, or Tuniq TX2.

    http://hardwarelogic.com/news/137/ARTICLE/2752/2008-03-03.html

    I use the last two myself and have very good results with both.
  10. Vegemite is not good.

    I use AS5 ... but I agree that the OCZ Freeze looks very good.

    DaSickNinja is a bit of an expert on this subject ... alas he has not been around much. If you find a link that mentions him please read it.
  11. As with the test mentioned by sdrac, according to http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=138&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=0, the difference between good products isn't that significant.
  12. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3784/thr-26/Coollaboratory_Liquid_PRO_Thermal_Interface_Material.html


    best around... liquid metal, insane thermal conductivity, far greater than silver. i think it's even better than diamond.

    thing is, once you put it on, don't expect it to come off... easily that is
  13. Yeh, i looks good, i got some diamond stuff, havent tried it yet, theoretically the best, I dont like the comment the one guy made in the reviews about the liquid metal, that it was electrically conductive and could cause a short if misapplied. Also ridiculously expensive
  14. eklipz330 said:
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3784/thr-26/Coollaboratory_Liquid_PRO_Thermal_Interface_Material.html


    best around... liquid metal, insane thermal conductivity, far greater than silver. i think it's even better than diamond.

    thing is, once you put it on, don't expect it to come off... easily that is


    Looks like good ****, can I get that in the uk anywhere?
  15. actually wouldn't the best thermal compound be welding of the core/silicon to the heatsink/waterblock... that would work much better than any compound :D
  16. they dont name the metal, but it cant more conductive than silver and nowhere close to diamond. Looking at a a review it comes in second to Shin Etsu. It beats the others by only one or two degrees. Hardly worth the price. Just hype.
  17. ^^ Can you provide a link to the review?
  18. Doesnt it also corrode components?
  19. look it up... try typing into google... coollaboratory liquid pro review

    way to use your brain... first effing result brings this up

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?type=3&id=87&page=3&desc=battle_of_the_goop_-_thermal_paste_comparison

    which on the following several pages clearly demonstrates its much better than the other compounds... it doesn't matter if it is less heat conducive than silver... theres more METAL in between it so the transference is greater... in arctic silver there isn't enough to really transfer heat as if it were just a solid block of metal...
  20. Quote:
    look it up... try typing into google... coollaboratory liquid pro review

    way to use your brain... first effing result brings this up

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?type=3&id=87&page=3&desc=battle_of_the_goop_-_thermal_paste_comparison

    which on the following several pages clearly demonstrates its much better than the other compounds... it doesn't matter if it is less heat conducive than silver... theres more METAL in between it so the transference is greater... in arctic silver there isn't enough to really transfer heat as if it were just a solid block of metal...


    I was asking him to provide a link to the review he was refering to - not just any review. Will google magically provide a link to that using magic powers? If so, I do apologise.

    Your first effing result is obviously not the one as the compound comes in first
  21. What i completely understand your response except for the last part of the last sentence...

    "...not the one as the compound comes in first" explain this then i can respond to your response :P
  22. looking for the link
  23. http://www.burnoutpc.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=263
    http://www.ocia.net/reviews/liquidpro/page1.shtml


    Not the link im looking for, but not good for the liquid metal. The point is, its no miracle product. Any of the top compounds will do. Ocz is cheap and is tops in the 33 way shootout. The metal stuff is corrosive, expensive and hard to remove according to the review. Not to mention toxic.
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