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Thread: thermal compound...which to use?
08-03-05, 03:34 AM #1
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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!!!
08-03-05, 03:39 AM #2
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.
08-03-05, 08:10 AM #3
08-03-05, 11:34 AM #4
AS3 is very close in performance to AS5. There is no reason to purchase AS5 if you already have AS3.Rig In Transit:->
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08-03-05, 12:03 PM #5
Originally Posted by casemodder
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