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Old July 30, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Question Need some advice on EK-FC295 blocks

Not sure if anyone has these blocks but I'm using them in a clients build and I have a question. EK says to use ceramique (non conductive) paste on the ram chips. Unfortunately I ran out and Can. Computers is out of stock, all I have is MX-2 and this Thermalright white paste but I'm pretty sure its not non-conductive. What I want to know is, could I use the pads from the stock cooler? They are thicker and I don't want to tighten the screws too much but I'm concerned about overall contact.

What would really solve my problem is if members in the Ajax/Pickering/Oshawa area has any non-conductive paste kicking around they could spare, I would REALLY appreciate it if you could PM me. I'd order some but it wouldn't be here until Tuesday and I need to get this rig out by Sat. Sunday.

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Old July 30, 2009, 05:52 PM
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I use MX-2 and GELID , no problems whatsoever. Is MX-2 conductive? I don't think so...
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Old July 30, 2009, 07:39 PM
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Now I just feel like the dumb blonde I sometimes am ...never even thought to look it up but you're right, MX-2 is non-conductive. All I can say is it was a late night early morning and thats my story and stickin' to it
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Old July 30, 2009, 07:47 PM
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try GELID, you'll never come back.

YouTube - Artic Cooling MX-2 and GELID thermal compaunds comparison
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If you can get proper contact, MX-2 will work fine. It's actually non-conductive AND non-capacitive, so you're pretty well covered. That, and I once squirted a bunch on a motherboard by accident, and never had any problems.
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Confirmation #2, MX-2 is non conductive....shame on you kruzn4evr
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Shame!
It's non-conductive due to the absence of any metal compounds.
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Even AS5 is non-conductive...
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AS5 is capacitive
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Nice vid Daz.. .. it really pisses me off, and then at the end... you see, day and night difference... sorry just funny.. :p

Kruz sorry to threadjack my friend.. Daz would you use that Gelid stuff on vid cards only or cpu should be fine too ?
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