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Indigo Extreme is the best there is right now (it's molten metal), but it's a bit more difficuolt to install than thermal paste. Cheers, - jahman.

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I think the stuff on the H80 is some of the best but if you got rid of it or its gone and you are a bit nervous about thermal paste then go for Arctic Silver MX-4. Non conductive so it wont ruin anything if you make a mess.

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Its not better but it is not conductive so there is not really any risk associated with it.
Not conductive? but it is better a conductive or a non-conductive thermal paste? harpsi

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A conductive is better but if you get your conductive thermal paste all over your parts, you'll be sorry. The difference between the two is very small. few degrees at most.

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I would say its not exactly which thermal paste you have but its how well you apply it. I think the TX-3 is pretty good also. I would personally just go with something from Arctic Silver.

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I would say its not exactly which thermal paste you have but its how well you apply it. I think the TX-3 is pretty good also. I would personally just go with something from Arctic Silver.
Thanks :) harpsi

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I would say its not exactly which thermal paste you have but its how well you apply it. I think the TX-3 is pretty good also. I would personally just go with something from Arctic Silver.
Except of course the Indigo Extreme which is not a paste and therefore no worries about how large a bead to place and where to place it. Indigo Extreme is self-adhesive, then run Prime95 on your CPU with the CPU fan off to "reflow" (melt) the Indigo Extreme "metal" and you're set (read the instructions though). As the chart on the page I posted shows, Indig Extreme beats all other solutions, because once the CPU cools it is "welded" (soldered, really) to the heatsink. Note 1: Indigo Extreme requires the heastsink base be abdolutely flat or it won't work, so check the compatibility list first before buying. Note 2: It will be interesting to see what OC's folks will get with the new upcoming i7-2700K and Indigo Extreme. Cheers, - jahman.

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Except of course the Indigo Extreme which is not a paste and therefore no worries about how large a bead to place and where to place it. Indigo Extreme is self-adhesive, then run Prime95 on your CPU with the CPU fan off to "reflow" (melt) the Indigo Extreme "metal" and you're set (read the instructions though). As the chart on the page I posted shows, Indig Extreme beats all other solutions, because once the CPU cools it is "welded" (soldered, really) to the heatsink. Note 1: Indigo Extreme requires the heastsink base be abdolutely flat or it won't work, so check the compatibility list first before buying. Note 2: It will be interesting to see what OC's folks will get with the new upcoming i7-2700K and Indigo Extreme. Cheers, - jahman.
Eheh... Too complicated to a newbie like me :) I will see... I am waiting for more comments :) harpsi

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I bought AS5 on my last chip because at the time that was supposed to be the “best.” Then opinions changed and OCZFreeze was being purported to be the “best.” When I researched I found Gellid GC,was being purported as the “best,” so that is what I have now. You see a theme here? Currently Indigo is purported as the “best” but is incompatible with many of the most common cooling solutions and requires that you to get your CPU to 95-degrees (throttling) (hard to do on a large heat sink) as part of the installation process. Actually the more I think about it; ridiculus.. Artic Cooling MX-4 is a very good paste, probably the “second best to Indigo at about 2/10ths of a degree difference between it and Indigo and a much more normal application process not requiring you to cook your processor for the welding process and probably what I would buy now. Prolimatech PK-1 is better than MX-4 but not sure where or if you can buy it. See: http://forum.avsim.n...ost__p__2101425 Oddly I have seen some reviews of the stock paste that comes with the OEM chip and they are very good, maybe the "best."

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Hi Well, after looking to the cooler Corsair Hydro H80, I see that there is no paste coming with it... I don´t no if it is normal or not. So, I must choose one... harpsi

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I think the H80 comes with it. I cant imagine that the H50, 60 and 70 and probably the H100 but not the H80. Let me check.Yep, it has it. Good stuff apparently but i didn't use it so I cant really tell you.

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I think the H80 comes with it. I cant imagine that the H50, 60 and 70 and probably the H100 but not the H80. Let me check. Yep, it has it. Good stuff apparently but i didn't use it so I cant really tell you.
Mine doesn´t have.... I already checked... harpsi

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Hi OK, Now I see the problem.The cooler has already the paste placed on it like a square, but a part of it is gone. Can I clean all of it and replace the place for another thermal paste? harpsi

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I just put together my system and used the paste that came with the Corsair A70. Have I got a problem?
No, I used the stuff on my H60...yeah temps could be a tad lower but I go around 60C when using FSX.

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Hi OK, Now I see the problem.The cooler has already the paste placed on it like a square, but a part of it is gone. Can I clean all of it and replace the place for another thermal paste? harpsi
Yes, use nail polish remover and a coffee filter to clean it or buy a product meant for it.

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Yes, use nail polish remover and a coffee filter to clean it or buy a product meant for it.
No alcohol? harpsi

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No alcohol? harpsi
Of course alcohol but only for drinking while you work! Kidding, you can use alcohol but I do not like it because unless it is pretty pure, it leaves a residue. Mind you nail-polish remover might leave residue if you don't use the correct one. Alcohol or nail-polish remover works.

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