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Old 04-24-2004, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Thermal Paste or Thermal Tape

which is better??? im thinking about getting arctic silver 5 but i dont no whats better is thermal tape any good?? whats the best thermal compound??
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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whoa!!!!!! thermal tape?? AS 5 is probably the best you will find ( i've heard nanotherm PCM+ is good too, but it oxidises the copper Heatsink)
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Old 04-24-2004, 08:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Artic Silver 5 is better.
No, thermal tape is no good. It gets all sticky after a while and it's a hassle to take it off again.
The best thermal compound right now is Artic Silver 5. (IMO)
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ive never heard of thermal tape . But yea artic silver5 is the best now.
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Old 04-25-2004, 06:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thermal tape? that must be new.
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Old 05-01-2004, 07:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thermal tape is the naff stuff you often find attatched to the bottom of Coolers.

Paste can be applied extremely thinly relative to tape and it doesn't have to compromise itself with being 'tape' shaped or sticky.

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Old 05-02-2004, 12:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ekÆsine
thermal tape? that must be new.
Nope, its been around for years. Its used with quite a few OEM fans/heatsinks. My OEM fan/heatsink that came with my celeron had thermal tape under the heatsink..
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i actually did know what you guys are talking about, i was being sarcastic. i have only heard of those being called thermal pads, not tape...apparently they are called tape too.......
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Old 05-02-2004, 01:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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don't use termal pads or "tape", i made the mistake of using the pad that came with my heatsink...and now it is literally glued to the CPU.
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don't use termal pads or "tape", i made the mistake of using the pad that came with my heatsink...and now it is literally glued to the CPU.
You can use Goo off to take it off the heatsink and acetone to take it off the cpu.
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