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2021/03/02 04:36:09 (permalink)
Finally we have a new list of T.I.M's tested & recommended ....
 
https://www.tomshardware.com/best-picks/best-thermal-paste
 

Best Thermal Paste for CPUs 2021: 90 Pastes Tested and Ranked

WINNER is - 
1. ProlimaTech PK-3 Nano Aluminum
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Electrically Conductive: No | Thermal Conductivity: 11.2 W/mk | Ease of Use: 4.5 (1=difficult, 5=simple) | Relative Performance: 4.0 (1=poor, 5=excellent) | Cleanup: lint-free absorbent paper towels, alcohol pads or cotton swabs and alcohol | Price per gram: $3.60
 
 
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/02 04:41:57 (permalink)
I've been using PK-3 for years...It's darn good paste, that's for sure..
 

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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/02 08:28:33 (permalink)
I don't think I've used any of those 3 ...

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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/02 08:34:07 (permalink)
MX-4 is still respectable even though it has been around for eons
 

  


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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/02 12:38:13 (permalink)
Whoa, that's pretty cheap per gram, especially given it's got Noctua on the label. Surprised it isn't beige or brown. 
 
Guess I know what paste I'm getting for Zen 4, can't beat that value! 


Have water, will cool. 
 
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/02 15:13:19 (permalink)
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I've been using PK-3 for years...It's darn good paste, that's for sure..
 


Never had some but might pick a tube up to test it out.  I currently have gc-extreme on my 7980 after kryonaut scratched my coldplate and it's temperatures have been very good for me.
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/02 17:43:18 (permalink)
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I've been using PK-3 for years...It's darn good paste, that's for sure..
 


Never had some but might pick a tube up to test it out.  I currently have gc-extreme on my 7980 after kryonaut scratched my coldplate and it's temperatures have been very good for me.




I use MX-4 which is carbon based and it does not damage coolers or processors
 
My H115i is cool as the proverbial cucumber 
 
 

  


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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/02 23:02:41 (permalink)
did arctic silver 5 get a name change still have a giant tube of that i have been using for years its not listed or is it just that bad it did not make the list
 
edit never mind found it its only a 2 degree diffrence 
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/06 10:21:25 (permalink)
going to have to get some Noctua NT-H1  to try & see if I like it better than my preferred MX-4

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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/06 10:23:13 (permalink)
FYI mustard is not a bad thermal material
 
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/06 11:20:19 (permalink)
It's all pretty much the same.  Doesn't matter.  There are so many other things which make such a bigger difference.
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/06 11:24:14 (permalink)
mustard is very cheap and so is mayo but I do not use that product
 

  


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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/06 14:28:38 (permalink)
interesting lists ... most of the same "type" are very close

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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/08 18:23:32 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby aka_STEVE_b 2021/03/16 08:20:30
This should be stickied over at the "Overclocking Lab"

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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/09 12:43:00 (permalink)
Great info!
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/03/09 12:55:17 (permalink)
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/04/07 12:49:46 (permalink)
Anyone know where I can pick up some  ProlimaTech PK-3 Nano Aluminum? Newegg is showing it is out of stock; actually everywhere I've looked seems to be out of stock :(
I was thinking of picking up some Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, but I've heard this stuff starts to lose its' performance after 80 degrees cel.
I've always used IC Diamond & have been happy with it. It lasts along time where I dont need to reapply it. It's not available, and has been out of stock for a bit. Innovation Cooling mentioned they are expecting more in from 3M soon.
Supply has also been affected by the pandemic, too :(
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/04/07 15:28:03 (permalink)
I'll stick with TFX, need to try JP-DX1

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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/04/07 17:39:14 (permalink)
using the Thermal Grizzly Kyonaut and love it!
 
excellent results on my 1080 TI
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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/04/10 06:20:07 (permalink)
Looks like I have #2 and 3 in the cabinet.  What do I win?

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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/04/10 13:51:27 (permalink)
 
K|ngP|n Cooling KPx right up there with the top ones. Good to see.
 

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Re: 2021 Thermal compound list updated 2021/04/10 18:17:27 (permalink)
The best and the worst conventional thermal pastes in that list are only 4.2 degrees apart.  There are so many other things you can do (on purpose or on accident) which will make so much more difference.  Irrelevant.
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