Solved Thermal Paste for Xeon E5? Tags: Xeon Thermal Compound Components Product Last response: July 19, 2012 12:04 AM in Components Share blazure July 11, 2012 6:57:11 AM Which thermal pastes do you recommend (and for what reasons) for server-class Xeon E5s? We had to RMA a motherboard after we installed the CPU, so the old thermal paste should probably be removed. Also, I've read that 90%+ Isopropyl alcohol will remove the paste, but what is the difference between that and getting something like Thermal Material Remover & Surface Purifier ? More about : thermal paste xeon Reply to blazure Best solution abekl July 11, 2012 7:22:05 AM The remover and purifier is better than straight Alcohol. I've used it, and alcohol too. It's worth the few dollar investment. As for which thermal paste to use, I'd say go with the tried and true arctic silver 5. Reply to abekl Share das_stig July 11, 2012 8:25:09 AM Any thermal paste will be fine for a server, Reply to das_stig m 0 l Related resources Xeon e5 2690 v2 for gaming? - Forum What's better for a video editor? Dual Xeon E5 2650 v2s or i7 4930k? - Forum sketchup too slow with xeon E5 2620 cpu - Forum Dual Xeon e5 2697 V2 vs I7 4960X - Forum What CPUs are compatible with the Xeon E5 2620 using the x79 chipset (LGA2011) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer blazure July 11, 2012 8:39:41 PM The primary two I had been looking at were http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... They look similar and I don't exactly know the differences. Also, I'm a bit apprehensive at accepting blanket statements, especially on such a processor. For example, i saw somewhere the Arctic Silver 5 is not the best for older Xeons. Reply to blazure m 1 l mace200200 July 11, 2012 8:44:42 PM I usually use Tuniq TX2 because I like that it's non conductive. Anything that works on a desktop CPU should work the same on a Server CPU. Reply to mace200200 m 0 l blazure July 19, 2012 12:04:45 AM Best answer selected by blazure. Reply to blazure m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedIntel XEON E5 socket? Forum SolvedIntel Xeon LGA2011 vs LGA1150, E3 vs E5 vs E7 for workstation. Forum SolvedCheapest Xeon E5 for 2011 Forum Xeon e5 2670 w/ gtx 780 ti Forum SolvedDual socket motherboard that can support xeon E5 and a quadro graphic card? Forum dual Xeon e5 2630 v2 @ 2.6 GHz. vs e5 1650 v2 @ 3.5 GHz. for 3ds max Forum SolvedDual Intel Xeon E5- 2630 /2650 or Dual AMD Opteron 6220 / 6274 Forum SolvedNeed help on dual Xeon e5 After Effects Machine... Forum XEON E5 W2687-V2 under performing laptops etc in Matlab and other algo software Forum Xeon x3440 vs E5 2620 or Get an LGA1155 Processor instead of Xeon E5-2620. Forum xeon e5 2687w v2 or e5 2690 v2? Forum Intel Xeon for Gaming Servers, E3 or E5 Generation? Forum xeon e5 QA91 step b0? Forum How To Match The Xeon E5 CPU of Mac Pro? Forum Ivy Bridge E Xeon Processor's for Gaming? Does the e5 2687w v2 have a chance? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !