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Any difference in included thermal grease vs Arctic Silver?

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August 16, 2010 2:04:41 AM

I'm shopping around for a CPU cooler for a 1156 motherboard / i7-870, and I'm interested in the Thermaltake 1156 Silent cooler.

I noticed that thermal grease is included in the package (in the past there was none).

Is this grease basically the same as Arctic Silver quality?
August 16, 2010 2:11:48 AM

That depends, does it have silver inside like Artic Silver does, either way probably not as it's what the company packs in for convenience, my opinion.
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August 16, 2010 2:20:07 AM

Yup, it depends, it could be generic silicon grease or silver-based compounded, not sure what TT does though.

You could just use that it if you don't have a tube of AS5 handy though, see if you like the temps.
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August 16, 2010 2:42:28 AM

Ah ok, thank you. That's a good idea. I'll try the generic ones and if it's not good I'll clean it and put AS5.

Unfortunately I don't have any around.... last time I build a PC was back in like 2003.
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