Heat sink compound for GPU

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  1. batman19

    batman19 Notebook Guru

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    what is the best heat sink compound for laptop video card?

    where can i buy it?
    Do i have to buy it online? can i get it from store like bestbuy or compUSA?

    Thanks
     
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    Zero The Random Guy

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    Well, paste is the best to use. The best paste is Arctic Silver, and it performs very well and transfers alot of hest to the heatsink. However, some graphics cards use pads, as the distance from the core or memory chips is too large for paste to be effective. For that you will need to purchase those pads, but they are difficult to find.
     
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    ikovac Cooler and faster... NBR Reviewer

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    I have applied AS5 onto a pad. Got some results.

    Ivan
     
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    eth Notebook Enthusiast

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    CompUSA has Arctic Silver in-store if you don't want to buy online.
     
  5. Mark

    Mark Desktop Debugger

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    I have used AS5 on my ATI x300 in may laptop on the core and memory banks with nice results. As other have stated you may want to be careful though because of the gap between the HS and chips. I have read online about someone actually using little strips of copper I believe it was to help fill the gap. Hope that helps.
     
  6. batman19

    batman19 Notebook Guru

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    Really compUSA has AS in store?
    is it Arctic Silver 5? how much did u pay for it?
    do u think they will have it in cali?

    i think i'm going to go with Arctic Silver, anything else better than Arctic Sliver?
     
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    eth Notebook Enthusiast

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    It was $10 for the 3.5g syringe, which is basically the same price newegg has it for (plus shipping).

    And yes, it is AS5.

    If you don't want to use AS5, you could always go with Ceramique, which has a much smaller break-in period.
     
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    Ceramique is also a very good product, often returning better results for less money.
     
  9. Greg

    Greg Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    From what I've read, AS5's 200 hour break in period means that's how long it takes for it's effects to be fully noticed as the product settles in. You can continue to use your notebook during this time.
     
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    Tim Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yep I got AS5 from Comp USA. It cost me about $15 I think. I have noticed a little drop in temperature for basic usage.
    Tim
     
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