Best Thermal Paste For GPU / CPU

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  1. aaznblue

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    Not sure if it is the best one yet, but pretty it is one of the best. I'm currently using it and am very satisfied, drop about 10+ degree on my GPU and cooling very fast :).
     
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    Hi
    I haven´t experiences of IC Diamond Compound, but it has competed well in several TIM comparisons. I use Gelid GC Extreme compound and I am very pleased how it works. IC Diamond is very thick compound, GC Extreme not so thick. Just google these TIM comparisons to make your decision. And watch some youtube videos of repasting, if you hasn´t done it before. Also this Amazon.com: ArctiClean 60ml Kit (includes 30ml ArctiClean 1 and 30ml ArctiClean 2): Computers & Accessories stuff is recommended to buy before repasting.
     
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    Just get ready for scratches :D (At least I think so).

    Anyway, if you want some alternative high-performance solution, I swear by Prolimatech's PK line (PK-1, PK-2, PK-3). I've noticed up to a 15 degree celsius drop compared to Arctic Silver 5 and Ceramique.

    I'd have liked to try ICD7 or ICD24 too, but they're nigh impossible to get in my country, and ordering it from abroad is too expensive to justify.
     
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    i'd personally go for the IC diamond too. remember that it takes a couple hours to cure, so don't repaste right away if you're not immediately impressed.

    on the other hand, pretty much all thermal greases perform negligibly different. i've heard (and read here) that even mayonnaise will prevent thermal shutdown.

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    The Top 5 or even top 10 Pastes are so close to each other it doesn't really matter. You can spend days googling and reading various websites benchmarks.

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    The best paste will vary by chip and heatsink pressure. Typically with notebooks MX-4 is a cheap and forgiving paste, IC diamond works best for those who are a little more experienced.
     
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    I have used ICD7 and MX-4 in both my MSI GX740 and my P170EM. With proper application, temperatures were exactly the same for both CPU and GPU in both laptops. MX-4 is a lot easier to clean and apply, it is usually also cheaper. My vote goes for the Arctic MX-4.
     
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    i'm hardly experienced and it's worked great for me. more like temperatures vary by chip and heatsink pressure, just don't forget the paste.

    the amount of paste you're buying.

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