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2020/01/24 16:41:52 (permalink)
Probably Been asked a million times but can somebody point me in the right direction for best CPU thermal paste ?
I'm using Arctic Silver but there must be something better .
Thanks guys
Paul

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    Sajin
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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/24 16:52:38 (permalink)

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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 00:39:03 (permalink)
    Bought , thanks

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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 00:48:58 (permalink)
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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 02:41:14 (permalink)
    While I agree with Sajin it's good to know a lot of brands test very well and the roundups I have read recently do not show that major an improvement from the middle of the pack ones to the best one with most being below 2C difference in fact a lot was less then 1C. While the internet can provide you with any option made it might be good to look at what is local if you don't want to wait for shipping. Unless you are serious about overclocking it might not be enough to wait vs. having your system back up and running cooler.

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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 02:55:33 (permalink)
    I always use Thermalright TF8 and Master Gel-Maker Nano 




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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 09:57:04 (permalink)
    Trying out TFX later. But yeah, barely any difference between all the great ones.

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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 11:55:42 (permalink)
    I use the Noctua because that's what I have on hand and I am not an extreme overclocker.


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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 14:45:22 (permalink)
    Thermalright TFX - Confirmed to be good stuff, 1-3 degree better than kryonaut. Probably only see the benefit on HEDT chips to be honest.

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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 17:36:24 (permalink)
    I personally prefer MX-4 for TIM and Fujipoly for pads.

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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 18:28:27 (permalink)
    I personally use Arctic MX-4 for general purpose, and Coolalboratory Liquid Metal Pro for permanent applications. As for thermal pads, I buy generic blue and grey pads from China on Ebay and Aliexpress. They work as expected, but I find them a little too stiff, unlike preapplied light green pads  that come with Asus Motherboard heatsinks for M.2 SSDs.

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    Re: Best thermal paste/pads 2020/01/25 22:26:52 (permalink)
    GTXJackBauer
    I personally prefer MX-4 for TIM and Fujipoly for pads.


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