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Thermal Compound question.

Hey everyone, I am getting my brand new ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler today and I got a question. Should I use the Pre-applied ARCTIC MX-2 or should I apply my own Artic silver. The main reason I ask is that I always question myself when I apply any thermal compound.

Oh I plan to OC the cpu so most quality matters and the Artic silver that I have has been sitting around for about a year or so, just wondering is that will effect the quality of the Artic Silver.

Thanks for any help in this matter.
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    Any of the top 15 TIMs works just fine. Use what comes with the HSF.
  2. I've always had good sucess with AS 5 and is my choice for any cpu or gpu or chipset. I've even replaced the stock paste on my video cards with it. The stuff is 99% silver and as far as I know silver does not go bad. I have a 12 gram tube I have been using for almost 2 years.
  3. Thanks guys for all the help, I am def giong to stick with the Pre-applied ARCTIC MX-2 ( <3 ctrl+v ).
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