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#1 mihgeo

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

hi all,i want to change my stock cooler.is hot...
i read many reviews for thermal paste,i want to buy deepcool z5
in performance test is same score as arctic-cooling mx4.
but i don,t undestead way deepcool z5 have thermal conductivity only 1,46w\mk and arctic-cooling mx4 8,5w\mk and both with same score?



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:12 PM

where are you getting this information from? also I would just get arctic silver 5 and call it a day, no need to look for the very best.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:32 PM

What the heck does w\mk even mean? Thermal paste  is not that complicated, just get a known brand and call it a done, so long as you don't use peanut butter for paste it will do the job. :D


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:25 PM

What the heck does w\mk even mean? Thermal paste  is not that complicated, just get a known brand and call it a done, so long as you don't use peanut butter for paste it will do the job. :D

It's a measurement of thermal conductivity. Higher is better.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:30 PM

So that would mean the ac mx4 is the better paste, now I know. :)


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

YESSS :thermal conductivity. Higher is better but many reviews is fake or............

is aprox. same score mx-4 vs deepcool z5:

http://skinneelabs.c...IMBestTemp5.png

http://www.hardwares...ary-2012/1490/5

etc in many sites search via google:)

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:53 PM

I wouldjust use Arctic Ceramic 2 mostly because i works really well and lasts forever. 


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:39 AM

YESSS :thermal conductivity. Higher is better but many reviews is fake or............
is aprox. same score mx-4 vs deepcool z5:
http://skinneelabs.c...IMBestTemp5.png
http://www.hardwares...ary-2012/1490/5
etc in many sites search via google:)
@I Am A Cow...you do not know this information but you have over 5000 post in section harware etc and me simply men you give information. :nuke:


what ? lol

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:25 AM

I'm assuming that you're going to change the cpu cooler too right?

 

Otherwise, there isn't enough difference in TIM (assuming good quality brand name) that achieves your end goal.  


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:21 AM

That's exactly what I was getting at Wev, unless your doing a delid on a haswell any of the known good brands will work fine, why spend$10 to$20 more for a 2 degree less difference.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:25 AM

I saw a very comprehensive test somewhere once before, and it turns out that in a pinch...mayonnaise works well as a tim.   Mustard, not so much.  

I think the mayo worked as well as some store bought stuff,  at least for a little while.  The article is out there somewhere if you want to read it for a laugh.   :teehee:


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:40 AM

TIM performance only partly depends on composition.  Application, method and amount, pressure between CPU and cooler, and surface finishes all contribute. 

I like non conductive TIMs, which most are,

As a novice, MX-2 is easier to apply, and quite good. I like the Artic TIM remover/surface cleaner set, goes on sale about $8. Or a pharmacy should have 91% alcohol, also good.







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