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    thermal compound...which to use?

    I picked up the XP-90. How effective do you think the compound that is shipped with it will perform? I do have some AS3 also or should i pick up some AS5? I'd rather not purchase more compound if I don't really need to.

    I know you guys will say AS5!!!

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    Honestly, use the AS3 you have until you run out...then go buy some new stuff. If there is a differance in performance at all, it is not night and day. Best case scenario is you lower your temps one or two degrees....hardly worth waisting a tube of AS3 over. The TIM that comes with the heatsink is easily compared to generic white thermal compound. Worth keeping yes, but if you have AS3 I would use that instead.

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    ^_^ ditto

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    AS3 is very close in performance to AS5. There is no reason to purchase AS5 if you already have AS3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by casemodder
    I picked up the XP-90. How effective do you think the compound that is shipped with it will perform? I do have some AS3 also or should i pick up some AS5? I'd rather not purchase more compound if I don't really need to.

    I know you guys will say AS5!!!
    Like all the others, stick with the AS3 for the time being. Your wallet will thank you.

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