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Has anybody heard of this Thermal before?

By Stick'o ram
Jun 21, 2009
  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I suppose it will work fine... just never use too much in applying any thermal compound. I still prefer Arctic Silver 5, only because of what I am used to
     
  2. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 81

    its necessary for cooling,i mean that compound ,especially if you clean your pc
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    OLBY,
    Of course thermal compound is necessary. If you didn't use it, the CPU would fry fairly quickly... I wouldn't mess with the CPUs HSF (Heatsink & Fan) during PC cleaning at all, except gently cleaning the CPU fan using a toothbrush and a vacuum cleaner brush attachment
     
  4. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 178

    I was wondering how well that particular compound worked, in say like comparison to arctic silver. I've never used arctic silver before so I am unsure if this brand (Roswill) is any good efficiency wise.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If I was building a hi-end computer that I was going to overclock i would use Arctic Silver. If I was building a home or business computer, I would be happy to use Rosewill RCX-TC060...
    Remember, efficiency depends also on the CPU heatsink you use
     
  6. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 178

    oh, I planned on using it on a i7 that i just bought.
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Nah, seems like overpriced generic TIM to me.

    AS5 is great, but has a long settling time, not to mention the fact that it is conductive, so even a little extra on the mobo will fry it. I'd advise going for a ceramique-type compound, like Tuniq TX-2 (super-cheap and on-par or better than AS5) or Arctic Cooling MX-2.
     
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