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Thermal Paste Questions

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June 27, 2012 3:47:23 PM

How much does the type of Thermal Paste matter? I have some Antec 6 Thermal Paste that I had planned to use to repair some xbox 360s and PS3s.

Will that be good enough for an i7-2600k?
If not, what should I be looking for?

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June 27, 2012 3:57:30 PM

They advertise some "extreme" thermal pastes, but frankly the difference is perhaps 1-3C at most compared to "regular" pastes like MX-4.

I personally use the MX-4 for my i5-3750K. It's currently stock, but paired to a Corsair H80 it's running 2C above room temperature.
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June 27, 2012 4:20:04 PM

Yeah it's not a big deal.
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June 27, 2012 8:18:30 PM

Yup, I've seen tests where they used mayonnaise for thermal paste and it worked just as well.
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