Which Thermal Paste to buy and apply (Traditional and Liquid Metal)

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  1. Falkentyne

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    Well I bought some more 6.2g of TFX and ordered 30g of GD007, because why not? (I still have three tubes of 2g ZF-EX but I'm still not 100% sure that TFX and ZF-EX are precisely the same.
    Did you see my three links earlier?

    https://www.overclock.net/threads/o...90-owners-club.1753930/page-912#post-28875404

    That guy posted that Thermalright seems to have a 'ghost brand' that sells their products under different labels and licensing their IP to other brands which produce in the same fab with slightly different recipes. I wonder if Thermagic is one of those (ZF-EX=TFX, ZF-12=TF8??)

    and

    https://www.overclock.net/threads/o...90-owners-club.1753930/page-912#post-28875377
    https://www.overclock.net/threads/o...90-owners-club.1753930/page-912#post-28875386
     
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    Shopee but is the marketplace of Brazil, i dont know if the marketplace of singapure is global shipping, i got discounts and cupons to free shipping.
     
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    GD007 should be the better choice from Foshan Electronics for direct die and uneven heatsink, it's thicker than their GD900. Sure Thermagic paste might be Thermalright IP or same fab, it's not just TFX-->ZF-EX

    In this Shenzhen/Guangdong area there are several factories and not just Shenzhen Tensan Co,.Ltd, the manufacturer of SYY-157. Foshan Electronics, Halnziye, Maxtor are well known paste manufacturers as well with own factories.

    Deepcool has factories in Shenzhen and Dongguan (Z10 is definitely unique from the consistency). Other big companies in the cooling business like Coolermaster and Akasa also have at least one factory in China, although we don't know if it's for thermal paste manufacturing. There are factory tour videos on youtube from Deepcool and Coolermaster.
     
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    Interesting Blacktherm spreading video. I wasn't sure but from this it's clear to me my tube was faulty (dried out). It was harder to spread than Thermalright TFX and couldn't connect with the heatsink even with the CPU heated up. It's a thick paste nervertheless.
     
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    That article by Tom's is the worst ever. Like every time they update it its filled with absurd results.

    SYY-157 4C behind MX-5? I tested SYY and MX-5 on both a GTX 1070 (laptop) and Radeon r9 290X and 9900k (CPU) and on each one, MX-5 was a few C behind SYY-157.
    Even found SYY-157 to be slightly better than Kryonaut (like 1C).

    It's clear that whoever is doing that terrible work at Toms doesn't know how to spread thick pastes properly.
    You can just use a hairdryer and spread it, or if you don't own a hairdryer, just put the syringe in almost boiling water for 10 minutes (removed from flame).
     
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    Lol what a test, FuzeIce Plus almost 7 degrees and SYY-157 4 degrees down to Arctic MX-5 in the low tension mount test. Even the MX-4, Arctic Céramique and Arctic Silver 5 are better there.

    The thermal conductivity from a paste like SYY-157 or FuzeIce Plus is too good, no chance this test is accurate. It's obvious he is struggling and possibly dislike thick pastes, most of the thicker stuff is bad in this test. IC Diamond and Kingpin KPx are mediocre there as well and this is the absolute highend.

    I have seen several tests from the Artic MX-5 - it can be a solid desktop CPU paste but it's no highend. Except for notebooks with uneven heatsink, then it's on the bad side like most of the low viscosity pastes to be fair.

    This is a much better test: https://albestech.com/migliore-pasta-termica-2021/

    And this is one of the better MX5 tests I have seen, in the Luumi test MX5 does much worse.
     
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    So the SYY-157 is a great paste for laptop ? Thick enough to not be affected by the pump out effect ?
     
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    Yes it is, although no idea about longevity.

    I found a Cryofuze comparison with the old MasterGel Maker on youtube.

    (I have to use google translator)

    Cryofuze vs Mastergel Maker It's brutal. Only the machine.. Decreased 3-6 degrees Celsius. Look at Core 2, test 3 times. -
    MasterGel Maker 74 / 76 / 75 degrees -
    Cryofuze 70 / 71 / 71 degrees


    This is impressive, of course it doesn't mean it will go down 3+ degrees on my notebook. I mean the Mastergel Maker is still one of the best, I made a test with some pastes yesterday and SYY-157 was 1 degree better on average which is a very good result for the old MasterGel Maker. Only a few pastes can match or beat this.


    KRYO33
    76/82/78/81

    Phanteks PH-NDC
    72/81/74/78

    Cryorig CP5
    72/80/74/78

    Maxtor CTG8
    74/83/76/81

    SYY-157
    72/80/73/76

    Coolermaster MasterGel Maker
    73/81/74/77

    Prolimatech PK-3 Nano
    75/82/76/78
     
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