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Posted · Original PosterOP

FX 8350, already has soldered IHS, I cant remember what paste I have on it but after running some overclocking and hitting temps in the 80+c's I think my TP needs replaced as my stock temps have risen 6c since playing with Overclocks this week.  I checked my supplies and I have some stuff that came with my AIO's but I don't want to waste my time applying that as Im working on pushing 5.0ghz.  Ive never been into the thermal paste market, or liquid metal market etc - not sure what to use as Ive always just used Arctic Silver, or whatever was handy at the time.

 

Suggestions?  Cooling with a Corsair H100i GTX AIO. 


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

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The best by far from what i have used

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16 minutes ago, Constantin said:

The best by far from what i have used

 

not really the best anymore, AS5 is pretty old and outdated. also cant belive you would buy an AIO for that chip instead of upgrading to an actiually good CPU...

 

anyway my fave paste to work with is NT-H1, not the performance king but among the top pastes. the best performing paste is Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut afaik but it seems like a mess to work with to me so i havent really used it


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3 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

not really the best anymore, AS5 is pretty old and outdated. also cant belive you would buy an AIO for that chip instead of upgrading to an actiually good CPU...

 

anyway my fave paste to work with is NT-H1, not the performance king but among the top pastes. the best performing paste is Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut afaik but it seems like a mess to work with to me so i havent really used it

Ive had this rig since 2012 - I just eek out its performance  And I wont replace till it doesn't work.  Youd be surprised now that games take advantage of all 8 cores.  I run all new titles at medium at least, and if they support crossfire - epic settings. 


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

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11 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

not really the best anymore, AS5 is pretty old and outdated. also cant belive you would buy an AIO for that chip instead of upgrading to an actiually good CPU...

 

anyway my fave paste to work with is NT-H1, not the performance king but among the top pastes. the best performing paste is Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut afaik but it seems like a mess to work with to me so i havent really used it

^^^ I have Kryonaut and the Noctua stuff that comes with their coolers, neither is hard to work with IMO, kryonaut is a bit stickier but other than that there's not much difference, both perform very well. 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

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Current build:

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CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X

CPU Cooler: EK Monoblock
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VII Hero WiFi
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000MHz

Storage: 500GB WD Black NVMe M.2 SSD

More storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
GPU: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, cooled with a Watercool Heatkiller IV block
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass 
PSU: EVGA 1600W T2, CableMod Pro Carbon cables

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CPU: i5 8600K @5.1Ghz 1.34v

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370-A
Memory: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000MHz

Storage: 250GB Samsung 860 Evo SSD

More storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: NZXT S340 Elite
PSU: EVGA 650W G3

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
38 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

^^^ I have Kryonaut and the Noctua stuff that comes with their coolers, neither is hard to work with IMO, kryonaut is a bit stickier but other than that there's not much difference, both perform very well. 

Ive heard a lot about Kryonaut - is this liquid metal?  Ill do my own research but figured Id ask first - Im determined to hit 5.0 ghz on this rig before it retires...or worse case - learn 2 overclock in the process (Im a newb)


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

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1 minute ago, Tristerin said:

Ive heard a lot about Kryonaut - is this liquid metal?  Ill do my own research but figured Id ask first - Im determined to hit 5.0 ghz on this rig before it retires...or worse case - learn 2 overclock in the process (Im a newb)

Kryonaut is paste, it's the step down from Conductonaut, TG's liquid metal. 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

Current build:

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CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X

CPU Cooler: EK Monoblock
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VII Hero WiFi
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000MHz

Storage: 500GB WD Black NVMe M.2 SSD

More storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
GPU: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, cooled with a Watercool Heatkiller IV block
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass 
PSU: EVGA 1600W T2, CableMod Pro Carbon cables

Other PC:

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CPU: i5 8600K @5.1Ghz 1.34v

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370-A
Memory: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000MHz

Storage: 250GB Samsung 860 Evo SSD

More storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: NZXT S340 Elite
PSU: EVGA 650W G3

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Zando Bob said:

Kryonaut is paste, it's the step down from Conductonaut, TG's liquid metal. 

And LM should only be used with non copper correct?  Sorry to bother with the questions


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

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1 minute ago, Tristerin said:

And LM should only be used with non copper correct?  Sorry to bother with the questions

IDK much about LM other than that it's conductive... basically will toast your components if you apply it wrong so I'd steer clear of it unless you reeeeeeally need those extra few degrees dropped. 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

Current build:

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CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X

CPU Cooler: EK Monoblock
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VII Hero WiFi
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000MHz

Storage: 500GB WD Black NVMe M.2 SSD

More storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
GPU: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, cooled with a Watercool Heatkiller IV block
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass 
PSU: EVGA 1600W T2, CableMod Pro Carbon cables

Other PC:

Spoiler

CPU: i5 8600K @5.1Ghz 1.34v

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370-A
Memory: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000MHz

Storage: 250GB Samsung 860 Evo SSD

More storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: NZXT S340 Elite
PSU: EVGA 650W G3

 

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Kryonaut is great stuff.  I've been using it on builds for a while now.  Before that it was arctic silver.

 

Most are within a degree or two of each other in terms of performance.


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38 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

IDK much about LM other than that it's conductive... basically will toast your components if you apply it wrong so I'd steer clear of it unless you reeeeeeally need those extra few degrees dropped. 

 

32 minutes ago, Velcade said:

Kryonaut is great stuff.  I've been using it on builds for a while now.  Before that it was arctic silver.

 

Most are within a degree or two of each other in terms of performance.

 

Thank you all!  Ill have to research ye' ol' Kryonaut and order some today.  I thought that was the one to go with, but wanted to make sure!!!


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

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Posted · Original PosterOP
40 minutes ago, Velcade said:

Kryonaut is great stuff.  I've been using it on builds for a while now.  Before that it was arctic silver.

 

Most are within a degree or two of each other in terms of performance.

 

46 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

IDK much about LM other than that it's conductive... basically will toast your components if you apply it wrong so I'd steer clear of it unless you reeeeeeally need those extra few degrees dropped. 

Purchased!  To bad I waited till today, wont have time till next weekend!  And yes that is also an old PCI slotted Sata II card in that invoice lol, don't judge - My media center needs more sata ports for ODD/e sata etc ;)

 

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My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

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7 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Purchased!  To bad I waited till today, wont have time till next weekend!  

Prime has it in stock delivered tomorrow  ;)


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Just now, Velcade said:

Prime has it in stock delivered tomorrow  ;)

Jeff Bezos and I don't get along ;) I have Prime...but only because its the best streaming service for my kids library of movies (I use them all but its the most consistent) - but appreciate that heads up :)


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

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5 hours ago, Tristerin said:

FX 8350, already has soldered IHS, I cant remember what paste I have on it but after running some overclocking and hitting temps in the 80+c's I think my TP needs replaced as my stock temps have risen 6c since playing with Overclocks this week.  I checked my supplies and I have some stuff that came with my AIO's but I don't want to waste my time applying that as Im working on pushing 5.0ghz.  Ive never been into the thermal paste market, or liquid metal market etc - not sure what to use as Ive always just used Arctic Silver, or whatever was handy at the time.

 

Suggestions?  Cooling with a Corsair H100i GTX AIO. 

wish I had seen this earlier but it looks like you got the Kryonaut which is what I was going to recommend anyway.

 

It is the 'best' as far as highest thermal conductivity of any non-metal TIM that I've found, though it is a bit runny when new so sometimes I recommend Gelid Extreme because it is almost as good, but thicker.


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Liquid metal will "stain" copper. It has no effect on performance and doesn't harm anything when it does. It is a mess however and a total PITA to deal with vs normal paste. Kryonaut is best paste around but is expensive. If you look at any test youll see that as long as you dont buy no name you will do fine. LM is the only way to step it up noticeably past AS5.

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@Velcade @Zando Bob@Kalm_Traveler1@Bananasplit_00

 

Results are a drop in socket temp of 3c and a drop of CPU temp of 5c just did a review on it in the reviews section after my F U Torture Test.  Amazing stuff this Kryonaut!


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

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10 hours ago, Tristerin said:

@Velcade @Zando Bob@Kalm_Traveler1@Bananasplit_00

 

Results are a drop in socket temp of 3c and a drop of CPU temp of 5c just did a review on it in the reviews section after my F U Torture Test.  Amazing stuff this Kryonaut!

Yah I don't go for it personally but it IS the best paste


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Having used several variants, Arctic Sliver is an old favourite - why change what works? No matter what you buy you will struggle to go wrong, if only for 5c-10c.


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42 minutes ago, Will Bs PCs said:

Having used several variants, Arctic Sliver is an old favourite - why change what works? No matter what you buy you will struggle to go wrong, if only for 5c-10c.

I can agree sans my needs - My temps were great before, but I want to push the diminishing returns.  I have a couple ideas for removing some heat from the GPUs Ill be doing a DIY soon on.  Why change?  Got amazing results ($$ per Celsius) and my own personal journey of temps :) 


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case with 14 fans total in the case (2x200mm, 4x90mm, 1x80mm, 4x120mm, 1x140mm, 2x40mm - 100% CPU and 2x 100% GPU's 1 hour torture test - 56c socket, 41c CPU, 60c GPU1, 50c GPU2 mmmmm temps - got timestamped screenshots to prove it)

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, XFX R7 260X 2gb GPU, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 256gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case (7x120mm, 2x90mm fan setup)

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader

A couple laptops and tablets around the house

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