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Old July 23, 2008, 10:09 AM
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I found this review and thought that some people would like to see what are some of the best Thermal Compounds.

http://hardwarelogic.com/news/137/AR...008-03-03.html
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Old July 23, 2008, 10:21 AM
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We've got one ourselves! In fact quite a few.

Noctua NT-H1 Pro Grade Thermal Compound Review

I'll take a look at yours when I get home from work though lol.
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Old July 23, 2008, 10:27 AM
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I was just looking for some good Thermal Compounds, was talking with BALISTX about it.
Looks like MX-2 is good to have,which he use's. I got the OZC Freeze and it works good for my cooling, after I put the right amount on my cpu.
Don't do my mistake and put to much on there, my temps went so high for just idle, they were hitting 55C, now that I put the right amount on
the temps are down to 45C now idle.
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Old July 23, 2008, 10:35 AM
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I have been using Tuniq TX-2 for a while I got some articles that show the TX-2 on top of MX-2 plus it's almost $4 cheaper than MX-2 in the US.

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I really like OCZ Freeze it's great if you have to build alot of systems, no curing time is a bonus.

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I was just looking for some good Thermal Compounds, was talking with BALISTX about it.
Looks like MX-2 is good to have,which he use's. I got the OZC Freeze and it works good for my cooling, after I put the right amount on my cpu.
Don't do my mistake and put to much on there, my temps went so high for just idle, they were hitting 55C, now that I put the right amount on
the temps are down to 45C now idle.
What was the right amount you used on your CPU. What method did you use?

I followed the instructions here: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._quad_wcap.pdf I'm wondering if there is a better method.
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What was the right amount you used on your CPU. What method did you use?

I followed the instructions here: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._quad_wcap.pdf I'm wondering if there is a better method.


Well I put a small line down the center of the CPU, then put the HSF on it for a few seconds, then removed it to see what and how much it covered.
It covered about a quarter size of the CPU,and very little Thermal Compound on surface.
Where before I had covered the whole bottom of the HSF and to thick.
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