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    Thermal Paste Comparison, Part One: Applying Grease And More

    If you find yourself fighting a stubbornly-low overclock, there's a chance that your thermal solution isn't working as effectively as it should. We're testing a number of thermal pastes that might help. But first, let's go over the basics of CPU cooling.

    I’ve been working on this time-consuming thermal compound test for more than half a year, digging my way through the pastes supplied by Caseking (an online shop in Germany) and the ones we already had on-hand in the lab. Not only does a story like this take a lot of time (it involves nearly 40 products, after all), but it clearly requires a consistent test methodology to make sure the conclusions we draw are sound...


    Part one available at the following link,
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    Thermal Paste Comparison, Part Two: 39 Products Get Tested

    It's time for the numbers. In addition to testing liquid metal compounds and thermally conductive adhesives, each paste is discussed on its own merits before we chart out the results of four usage cases. After all, these products behave differently...


    Part two available at the following link,
    Click HERE
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    Thanks Shinma.

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    You're welcome.
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    I was just thinking about this the other day; my h100's fan is squealing rather loudly & am thinking of replacing it with an air cooler. Was wondering if AS5 is still relevant!
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    A number of people are moving away from them due to long cure time and shorter lifespan compared to some of the others. e.g. Arctic Cooling MX-2 and MX-4.
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