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Old 04-08-12, 11:18 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Question on Thermal Paste


Ok, been out of the loop since I got my i7 920 3 years ago and am curious as to what is the recommended thermal paste these days?

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Old 04-08-12, 11:49 PM   #2
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Arctic Silver MX-4 is a really good paste for GPU's and CPU's. Just about the best you can get especially for the money.

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Old 04-09-12, 12:36 AM   #3
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+1 to the MX-4.

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Old 04-09-12, 07:52 AM Thread Starter   #4
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Thank you guys. Now I just need the Intel to release their Ivy Bridge CPUs.

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Old 04-10-12, 06:03 PM   #5
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Arctic Silver MX-4
MX-4 is a Chinese import. It is not an Arctic Silver product.

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Old 04-10-12, 06:30 PM   #6
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^^^ True, I think he got Artcic Silver mixed up with Arctic Cooling who sell MX4. An understandable and relatively unimportant mistake.

Personally I still stick with Artic Silver Ceramique as it ships in those huge 22 gram tubes. Cheap and lasts absolutely forever. Great for using on builds for other people as it never needs to be reapplied except in cases where the cooler is removed. Bakes on nice and hard after the burn in period.

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Old 04-12-12, 02:47 PM   #7
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I'm still using Artic Silver 5

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Yeah I made a tiny mistake on the name. Arctic cooling MX-4

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Old 04-12-12, 11:29 PM   #9
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MX-4 is very nice. I switched to it from Ceramique as it's a bit easier to work with. Performance wasn't a consideration, but it works slightly better so that's fine with me.

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