Best long lasting Thermal compound?

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  1. Danishblunt

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    So I have tested so many thermal compounds lately it's basicially insane, I am trying to find a thermal compound that not only performs well (a lot do extremely well) but also lasts. I experience on mmy CPU that the thermal paste tends to pump out after a while. I tried the following thermal compound only to have reduced performance after a couple of months:
    - GC-Gelid
    - Kryonaut
    - Coolermaster HTK 3 (its a cheap one)
    - Arctic MX 2 & 4
    - IC Diamond
    - Noctua NT-H1

    I ordered coolermaster Mastergel, which will hopefully get here by friday and see how that goes.

    I did a 10minutes aida64 test and the temperature is basicially abysmal given my notebooks cooling solution, this is the Prolimatech Pk 3 after ~1.5months (temps shouldn't be this high):
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    I hope the mastergel will do a better job. So far only conductonaut/LMU was able to stay at the same performance for months without degrading.

    I'll keep you updated.
     
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    Conductonaut is pretty stable but it might be worth adding some washers if you notice it pumping or aerating too much.
     
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    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut(LM) on 6820hk(after about 1 month) in ms-1785 with fans speed on auto:

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  4. Danishblunt

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    Wow, that's silent mode indeed, a little hot for a GT 72. What temps you getting on agressive fans?
    also how much watts does your CPU need when running aida64?
     
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    Here you go, fans with full speed:

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  6. Danishblunt

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    Arent you able to see the wattage of your CPU in HWinfo?

    But yeah, thats expected of an MSI notebook with liquid metal and full fan :D
    Whats the highest clock you could manage on the notebook?
     
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    Then what are you doing wrong with ICD7? I repasted a G73JH, and I got the same level of cooling after 5 years of usage off the same paste job, never redone. My 1710 was repasted a year ago, and it still performs as well.

    If your ICD7 job is degrading, then something is wrong.
     
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    It is just pumping out somehow.
     
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    When I apply it, I just dab it in the middle, about the size of a large pea, and I don't spread it. With ICD7, it's ok to put too much because it won't lose thermal capacity, and it's non-conductive. Just plop in the middle and attach heatsink, and let the thermal heat spread the TIM.

    IIRC, you like to spread your TIMs. Big no-no for ICD7.

    For rectangular chips, a line lengthwise 3/4 the length of the chip works well. No spreading. :)
     
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    Not quite, I never spread with ICD because i can't, it's way to thick. Also I do just put a line in the middle through the GPU die.
     
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