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Is this thermal paste any good?
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  1. It will probably be good enough.
  2. rds1220 said:
    It will probably be good enough.

    I currently have AS5 but I'm gonna need to replace it when I get a new cooler.
  3. AS5 will be better I would just go with that or MX4.
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    Although not bad I'd rather have the IC diamond if you need to buy some new.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282002-28-diamond-test-results
    You can get it at a few places but it's a good price here.
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/391498/IC_Diamond_7_Carat_Thermal_Compound_15g

    Make sure it's applied correct.
    http://www.innovationcooling.com/applicationinstructions.htm
  5. andrewcarr said:
    Although not bad I'd rather have the IC diamond if you need to buy some new.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282002-28-diamond-test-results
    You can get it at a few places but it's a good price here.
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/391498/IC_Diamond_7_Carat_Thermal_Compound_15g

    Make sure it's applied correct.
    http://www.innovationcooling.com/applicationinstructions.htm

    Wait, what's that made out of?
  6. I'll quote from their site.
    http://www.innovationcooling.com/overview.htm
    "IC Diamond Contains 92% pure synthetic Diamond."

    So no not the real stuff.
  7. andrewcarr said:
    I'll quote from their site.
    http://www.innovationcooling.com/overview.htm
    "IC Diamond Contains 92% pure synthetic Diamond."

    So no not the real stuff.

    Can you do what this guy did to your CPU?
  8. Although I guess you could do that to yours. I wouldn't ever do that to mine. I'm not chancing a $215 screw up.

    Some coolers even have the surface bowed (convex) for better contact to the center such as the Phantekx.
  9. andrewcarr said:
    Although I guess you could do that to yours. I wouldn't ever do that to mine. I'm not chancing a $215 screw up.

    Your right.
    MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE WATER COOLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. andrewcarr said:
    Although I guess you could do that to yours. I wouldn't ever do that to mine. I'm not chancing a $215 screw up.


    Now that I think about it, that's what thermal paste is for. Apparently "Lapping" the CPU is so the small gaps and uneven things are not there.
  11. melikepie said:
    Is this thermal paste any good?


    just use thermaltak shuld be ok
  12. daamz said:
    just use thermaltak shuld be ok

    Your a thermaltak.
  13. melikepie said:
    Your a thermaltak.


    typo lol.. Artic Silver 5.. one of the best.. proven paste

    but if i were you, i will go to Artic Mx-4
  14. I never said Arctic Silver 5 was bad. But it's somewhat more of an idiot proof paste rather than maximum performance. Easy to apply worse results.
  15. Best answer selected by melikepie.
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