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Thermal Paste for Xeon E5?

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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 ?

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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.
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July 11, 2012 8:25:09 AM

Any thermal paste will be fine for a server,
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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.
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July 19, 2012 12:04:45 AM

Best answer selected by blazure.
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