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d2thez 07-09-08 01:01 PM

Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
I have used Arctic Silver 5 for years, but I can believe there is nothing better by now. Can anybody point out something better than AS5??

Lfctony 07-09-08 01:29 PM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
I think MX-2 matches or is even slightly better than AS5...

Sycario 07-09-08 05:09 PM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
MX-2 is the best.

crainger 07-11-08 10:45 AM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
Last I heard Zalman's ZM-STG1 paste was top dog.

MisterMister 07-12-08 02:08 PM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
Better then AS-5? Try the Innovation Cooling (IC) Diamond 7-Carat Thermal Compound (uses diamonds since they offer the highest thermal conductivity of basically anything. Much more so then silver or copper).

http://www.innovationcooling.com/article1.htm

Oh, and how about some proof:

http://www.amdzone.com/index.php/reviews/cooling/7993

"It seems that there is definitely a more than viable alternative to Arctic Silver 5 on the market place now. While the results weren't jaw dropping they certainly were impressive and warrant your attention. Five degrees Fahrenheit is a respectable drop and we weren't the only ones to attain that..."

I'm using the IC Diamond 7-Carat Thermal Compound my self, and it works as promised.

Tho Jo Smale 07-14-08 12:06 AM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crainger (Post 1708435)
Last I heard Zalman's ZM-STG1 paste was top dog.

I'm using it with the Zalman 9700 and it appears to be doing quite well. I always used Ceramique in the past.....for non conductivity issues.



JC

nV`andrew 07-14-08 04:16 PM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
I like the stuff that came with my Zalman, but sadly i think i lost it.

stevemedes 07-14-08 08:55 PM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
i heard OCZ's Freeze is the best

jcrox 07-15-08 10:03 PM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
For $7 I'm going to have to give that diamond stuff a try :thumbsup:

jAkUp 07-16-08 12:10 AM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
I have to use Ceramique now because of the low freezing point, but I still like STG1

MisterMister 07-16-08 03:21 PM

Re: Best Thermal Gel/Heatsink Compound
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jcrox (Post 1713321)
For $7 I'm going to have to give that diamond stuff a try :thumbsup:

Nice. It works really well, just keep in mind that its THICK, so it takes a little effort to get it to spread thinly. I used the "line application" method and squished it around on the CPU with my heatsink base. That seemed to work much better then pre-spreading it with a credit card.


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