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Best thermal pastes 2011?

  1. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    Thats what I've always used. :)
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 4,377   +127

    I've always wanted to try lapping...it looks so shiny.
     
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    I've lapped all my cpu's

    Anyway, umm my vote goes for AS5. Although there are some others that are easier to apply in my own experience its still top tier. I have tried tx-4. Its pretty good too. Either would be fine in your case. The degree of difference shouldn't be a big issue if you're not overclocking a ton.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    First you say;
    Then you say;
    Followed by this;
    The reason that it's a messy process, is because too much material sticks to a credit card.

    I told you how to do it; use a razor blade.

    Beyond that, I don't see where I could be held responsibly for another's difficulties with neuro-muscular control, or superstitions.

    A razor blade won't do any damage to the heat spreader when using it at an acute angle,spreading towards the acute angle. And the fineness of the razor's edge, gives the very thin coat of TIM that is desirable. If you stand there and dig the point in, that's just dumb, no excuses. In fact, a razor blade is actually stiffer than a credit card, hence you can produce a more even coating with it.

    Let's recap, shall we? You say you make a mess with it (AS-5). I tell you how to do it, then you tell me how you do it, as though that's correct. At the end of the day I assume I'll be branded argumentative.

    I've tried credit cards, they don';t work as well as a brand new single edge razor blade. They make a bigger mess. I like to keep a box of 100 around the house at all times. (Razor blades, not credit cards).
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,942   +726

    Channelling Charlie Sheen ?
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    Each to their own.

    I said it was messy, not I make a mess with it, but thanks for your detailed analysis.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 4,377   +127

    Hostile even.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    No need, been there, done that.
    Hostile perhaps, IMO preferable to needy.
     
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42


    At least he didn't scold you for thinking its the material on a scratch off lottery ticket by using a coin to apply the thermal paste. Not that you did, but I know someone that mentioned the likeness between thermal paste and a lottery ticket.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    Ya know, I suppose you could keep them shavins' and mix them with a little KY, in a "pinch". (Tip, don't use "KY Intense", unless you want the hardware monitors to go psycho). :rolleyes:
     
  11. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    lmao I peed a little.
     
     
  12. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,281   +157

    OCZ freeze always gives me good results.
     
  13. freythman

    freythman TS Enthusiast Posts: 124   +10

    I'm sure the ever important decision has finally been made, but I'll throw in my 2 bits for AS5.
     
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    Indeed! "Mr. Hamilton" has most likely, finally, left the building.
     


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