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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am going to ordering a new heatsink soon so I have been researching on the interwebz to see what is the best thermal paste.

 

So far I have found this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16500/thr139/Indigo_Xtreme_Precision_Engineered_Thermal_Interface_ETI_Kit_for_Core_i5_LGA_1155_1156_-_Single_Pack.html#blank

 

Thoughts?


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I would get IC Diamond or MX4 as your thermal compound because these are the products that I know that perform well. Have no experience with this brand so I do not know how good this compound is.


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I've watched some videos. One guys switched from MX3 to this stuff and was getting 6 degrees lower temps. That's pretty impressive.


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I am going to ordering a new heatsink soon so I have been researching on the interwebz to see what is the best thermal paste.

 

So far I have found this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16500/thr139/Indigo_Xtreme_Precision_Engineered_Thermal_Interface_ETI_Kit_for_Core_i5_LGA_1155_1156_-_Single_Pack.html#blank

 

Thoughts?

Stay away from indigo xtreme! It performs the best, but has couple downsides. 

 

A- to get the paste to work properly you must apply it, turn off your cpu fans, boot into windows, run prime 95, let the temps go to 90c-100c, wait until temps drop and stabilize 

 

B- You cannot remove the heatsink, once you take it off the heatsink and cpu are permanently damaged by the paste.

 

My recommendations are MX-4(I use it), Noctua NT-H1, Gelid extreme.

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Shin etsu. http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62

Read this, it is a 80-way thermal interface material test, they used all different types of methods for application, and it is (suprisingly) non biased. Most people will fanboy on Silver 5 but it has a crazy long burn in time. 


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IC Diamond has to be the best in my book, however, I use GELID GC-EXTREME.


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To use on a h100i and a i7 4930k?

 

i am willing to spend much on the best thermal pastes


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you could use the one on the h100i. otherwise mx-4 is good.


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But you don't have an h100i or a 4930k? 

 

Also there have been several topics about this already, here's some of them. http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/16054-what-is-the-best-thermal-compound/ http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/71258-best-thermal-compound-for-h100i/

 

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i saw on a site where they had tested a lot of thermal pastes and they saw about 1 degree celsius or so in difference and guess what? mayonnaise was just as good as low-mid range thermal paste!


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As long as you are using thermal paste, it is good.


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I always recommend mx-4. Performs well, isn't electrically conductive, doesn't scratch anything, isn't corrosive, doesn't take ages to cure, isn't insanely expensive and it's fairly easy to apply,

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you could use the one on the h100i. otherwise mx-4 is good.

 

Yep, I use MX4, we use MX4 on our servers as well. None conductive and reasonably well priced.


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Yep, I use MX4, we use MX4 on our servers as well. None conductive and reasonably well priced.

 

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GTX 780 DCU2 // 8600GTS // Hifiman HE-400i // Kennerton Magister
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well it doesnt realy matter i mean its only like a few degr difference 


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