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Old August 20, 2008, 11:04 PM
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A friend just dropped a project in my lap. He wants to put an aftermarket cooler on his NB and CPU. Getting the old heatsinks off shouldn't be a problem but when he dropped off the parts he left me a tube of TIM in case I didn't have any. Now I have AC's MX-2 here that I use for my stuff, but he left a tube of Arctic Silver's Ceramique which I have never used. My question is which is the better MX-2 or Ceramique? And would one be better for the chipset and the other for the CPU? All input appreciated.
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Old August 20, 2008, 11:06 PM
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A friend just dropped a project in my lap. He wants to put an aftermarket cooler on his NB and CPU. Getting the old heatsinks off shouldn't be a problem but when he dropped off the parts he left me a tube of TIM in case I didn't have any. Now I have AC's MX-2 here that I use for my stuff, but he left a tube of Arctic Silver's Ceramique which I have never used. My question is which is the better MX-2 or Ceramique? And would one be better for the chipset and the other for the CPU? All input appreciated.
mx-2 is MUCH better.

But his stuff isn't bad.
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Old August 20, 2008, 11:12 PM
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Ceramique is good, but messy. MX-2 is all around the best TIM out there. Use it. (unless you want to keep it for yourself....)
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Old August 22, 2008, 02:40 PM
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I'm using MX-2 with his permission. The Ceramique apparently sets up quite glue like after a couple of heating cooling cycles and can be difficult to remove if needs be. As I expect if this has to come off I'll be doing it so I'd rather not make more work than is necessary
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