Topic Title: cpu thermal interface material
Topic Summary: heatsink
Created On: 06/09/2013 11:35 PM
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 06/09/2013 11:35 PM
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I had to reinstall my CPU so obviously I cleaned the CPU and heatsink. I used Arctic MX-4 and after reassembly I found I could overclock my CPU to 4.0GHz and it was stable. It even works at 4.1GHz but I backed off to be sure the CPU does not overheat.

With the factory grease I could not get over 3.8 GHz before the CPU would overheat on me.

Proved the thermal pads used are no good.

too much is used and the material itself has a pathetic thermal gradient

My CPU is the so-called processor in a box, CPU with a cooler in a box

 



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 06/10/2013 04:43 AM
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Its been known since old times that they shove some cheap TIM into cpu boxes, using Arctic Silver 5 here



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 06/11/2013 09:00 AM
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MX-4 is about 8.5W/mK which is around the same for AS-5

I use a very thin layer, so that the TIM fill voids and that is all.

 

A small 4g tube regreased a video card and 2 CPUs without problem and there is still some left.



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 06/12/2013 11:29 AM
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Noctua's T.I.M. (NT-H1) has an advertized, long life span, and it performs similarly to A.S.5 and MX-4 so I recommend that too.

 

I have beeen using A.S.5 for years.



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 06/12/2013 12:26 PM
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Best stuff I ever ran across was OCZ freeze.  but since they don't make it anymore I'm back to using A.S.5



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 06/12/2013 12:56 PM
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OCZ Freeze was the Bomb!  I use MX-4 now and it is pretty much the same.

 

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 06/12/2013 07:20 PM
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 06/16/2013 05:56 PM
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It does seem as though the market is awash with choices.

MX-4 was cheap so I bough a few tubes from a store on Amazon.

Been fighting my eVGA card to keep its cool in 70+ degree weather

 



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