Which thermal compound to buy? Tags: Heatsinks Overclocking Thermal Compound Intel i5 Last response: May 27, 2010 2:40 AM in Overclocking Share Triton-00 May 24, 2010 11:12:26 PM which thermal compound would you recommend for me. i plan to overclock my core i5 750 with my Xigmatek Thor's Hammer but i need some thermal compound. i also plan on replacing the thermal compound on my GTX 470. both heat sinks are HDTs, don't know if that makes a difference. which thermal compound would you recommend and why? i have used AS5 and don't feel comfortable with the fact that it can short circuit components... and generally dont prefer the long curing time which has to take place. More about : thermal compound buy Conumdrum a c 86 K Overclocking May 24, 2010 11:23:13 PM One of the more kinda newer popular ones is MX-2. One of 3-4 decent ones. A link TO READ; http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=23... The indego xtreme is VERY tricky, so don't try it unless you have done 100+ CPU installs, please. Be careful you don't tear the Tpads on the 470, might make sure you have new pads to replace the old ones. And yes, you need Tpads instead of Tpaste on a GPU. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p... Some folks here hopefully will post the best application for Tpaste on an HDT. I watercool, so I pay no ateention. abhi_jollyguy May 24, 2010 11:24:14 PM OCZ Freeze Extreme or Tuniq TX-3 Related resources Should i buy a new heatsink or replace the thermal compound - Forum Which thermal compound would you use? - Forum Ethanol for Cleaning Thermal Compound - Forum Picking out a heat sink/ thermal compound - Forum which thermal compound - much performance difference? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ruffandruff May 25, 2010 11:42:28 AM abhi_jollyguy said:OCZ Freeze Extreme or Tuniq TX-3 Hi abhi can u suggest me too. i want a very good one for my i7 860 abhi_jollyguy May 25, 2010 11:51:03 AM ruffandruff said:Hi abhi can u suggest me too. i want a very good one for my i7 860 Both are excellent though Tuniq TX-3 has an edge over OCZ Freeze Extreme ruffandruff May 25, 2010 12:58:49 PM abhi_jollyguy said:Both are excellent though Tuniq TX-3 has an edge over OCZ Freeze Extreme thanks Triton-00 May 25, 2010 6:18:27 PM Conumdrum said: Be careful you don't tear the Tpads on the 470, might make sure you have new pads to replace the old ones. And yes, you need Tpads instead of Tpaste on a GPU. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p... Some folks here hopefully will post the best application for Tpaste on an HDT. I watercool, so I pay no ateention. so your saying that i need thermal pads on the GPU Processor or just the memory chips? i am assuming just the memory chips. does newegg have any thermal pads? would it help if i replaced those on the GTX 470? P.S. looks like i'm going to get tuniq tx-3 then. if thats not in stock on the egg then i will probably pick up cooler master fusion 400 and call it a day. thanks for the replies. Shadow703793 a b K Overclocking May 26, 2010 2:12:46 AM Quote:so your saying that i need thermal pads on the GPU Processor or just the memory chips? Just the VRAM sinks. As for the TIM, any decent TIM, it IC Diamond, AS5, TX3,etc will work fine. Triton-00 May 27, 2010 2:40:30 AM So would applying a non-corrosive paste that doesn't conduct electricity on the VRAM modules which would be replacing the stock thermal tape be a good idea? or is this a nono? i would like to do this because i do not wish to purchase some more stuff if i can just use some thermal compound that i already will be buying. Thanks for your replies. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumInstalling Hyper 212 EVO - Thermal Compound Question ForumAntec Thermal Compound ForumBest thermal compound /fix for Nvidia chip overheating problem Forum@ About Thermal Compound ForumCan i not put a thermal compound on my cpu? ForumThermal compound ForumHeatsink and thermal compound for i5 760 Forum2500k CPU- Should I get thermal compound for install to my asus mobo ? ForumCooler master thermal compound kit vs antec formula 5 ForumIs this Thermal Compound good ForumCPU fan clicking? ForumGhz or Mhz, Ocing which is more important? ForumWhich of these timings are better/which memory should I buy? Forum[Solved] Worry about my case first or HS? And then which HS? ForumWhich is the best heat sink out of these 2? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !