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Best Thermal Paste For GPU / CPU

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by aaznblue, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. aaznblue

    aaznblue Notebook Geek

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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.
     
  4. sangemaru

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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.
     
  5. mattcheau

    mattcheau eats, shoots, and leaves.

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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.

    Sent from my PI39100 using Board Express
     
  6. aaznblue

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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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  8. Meaker

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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.
     
  9. Marecki_clf

    Marecki_clf Little boy forever...

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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.
     
  10. mattcheau

    mattcheau eats, shoots, and leaves.

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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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  11. Shox

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    IC Diamond. No doubt.
     
  12. joeelmex

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    I saw a video of one that looked like liquid mercury and people said it was the best. I have not tried it but I meant to buy some and see how well it did. The paste was neat because you it was more of a thick liquid then a paste.
     
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    I'm using IC Diamond. I haven't tried Arctic Silver 5. Has anyone tried it? I'm guessing there's little to no difference in the temperature. Just my guess. :)
     
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    I spoke to a friend a few months ago about thermal paste and this is what he advised me. I thought I'd share since some of what he said was relevant to this thread:

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    Ignore the waterblock part. Obviously that's the part that's irrelevant to this thread's discussion. :) Personally, I'm going to go with IX whenever I start noticing the temps fluctuate/increase. As of now, the paste job Malibal did for me using IC7 is very, very good.

    UPDATE: IX doesn't make it for our computers. :(
     
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    Ofc we dont have an IHS to worry about :)
     
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    if the IC diamond is corroding the IHS(Heat sink right?), isnt that bad?
     
  17. Meaker

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    It's not corroding the IHS, it may be scratching in a way which wont really cause any change to the cooling performance. However notebook CPUs don't use an IHS (integrated heat spreader which evens out pressure on the core to prevent cracking with high pressure heatsinks) so we would not care anyway.
     
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    top three i ranked=liquid metal ultra>icd>liquid metal pad:thumbsup:
     
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