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T.I.M. question

By Jaf
Jun 10, 2006
  1. Hey all. Up until now I have been using thermal pads as the TIM between heatsink and CPU. I now want to try some Arctic Silver 5. Although I have some questions.

    Is arctic silver 5 better than a thermal pad?

    Is it safe to use on an

    Athlon XP 2700+ (2.16GHz)
    MSI 6800GT GPU

    I'm sure it would be pretty safe although I just need some reassurance. The main question is, would it be safe to use on the

    RAM chips of my 6800GT.

    I have heard arctic silver 5 could be troublesome on RAM chips. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    thermal grease is by far, better than a pad.

    I wouldn't use it on ram chips. Thermal grease is conductive.
     
  3. Jaf

    Jaf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Cheers Tedtser.

    What do you suggest I use on the RAM chips. What be safe, yet good at giving good performance at the same time.
     
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