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#1 bp9801

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:39 PM

We have a new review for you to check out, this time involving some thermal paste. See how well it performs in the OCC review of the Prolimatech PK-2 & PK-3 TIM - http://www.overclock...matech_pk2_pk3/

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:14 AM

Good review.

Though this (and everyone other TIM review) pretty much proves what a lot of us think, anything packaged and sold as TIM (short of some horribly off brand slop or just old OEM junk) is good enough.
No need at all for the average/moderate/shit... even extreme overclockers to buy fancy expensive TIM, as long as you've got any on at at all you're good to go.

Any correctly applied TIM will do its intended job, your stability shouldn't depend on a ~2-3°C difference between the basic stuff and the 'ultra' stuff.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:25 AM

1-3C Difference? Not worth 35$, that's for sure.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:14 AM

To be honest -- I saw this on the front page, and it looked like syringes; almost thought we were promoting something we shouldn't be...haha :lol:

I did like the epic 30g size...I just burned through another 5g syringe myself. Never thought I'd have a need for so much :D

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:33 AM

I did like the epic 30g size...I just burned through another 5g syringe myself. Never thought I'd have a need for so much :D

I know what you mean :whistling:

1-3C Difference? Not worth 35$, that's for sure.

35$ for 30g is actually a pretty good price per gram.

PK-2 had less than 1C difference with IC Diamond. Andrew was implying that thermal pastes even outside of the scope of this review, they have small performance deviations anymore.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:38 AM

I know what you mean :whistling:


35$ for 30g is actually a pretty good price per gram.



But I don't need 30g, just enough for my one PC.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

But I don't need 30g, just enough for my one PC.

Then buy a smaller tube. :lol:

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

Then buy a smaller tube. :lol:

Exactly what I was gonna say :blink:

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:21 AM

Generally the amount of TIM which comes with a new cpu cooler is (good) enough to apply 3-4 times.
Only for once I bought MX-4.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:29 AM

We have a new review for you to check out, this time involving some thermal paste. See how well it performs in the OCC review of the Prolimatech PK-2 & PK-3 TIM - http://www.overclock...matech_pk2_pk3/

Does the box for the PK-3 state that it has low dry out? I ask because on the company website it doesn't state that for PK-3, but does state it for PK-1 and PK-2.

I wish the reviews of the PK-2 and PK-3 compared it to PK-1 also. I saw a video on youtube of both PK-2 and PK-3 being spread on the cpu... the PK-3 looked very thick and hard to apply.