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Old 11-12-2008, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i bought this xigmatek cooler for my cpu and it came with this white heat sink silicone compound

dont know if i should use it or buy a better type
what ur suggestion, just use it
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buy mx-2 or tx-2
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so dont use the silicone that xigmatek gave me
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you can use it in the time being, but i'd recommend getting some tx2/mx2
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Default Re: quick question about heat sink silicone with xigmatic cooler

idk, i heard somewhere that "white" thermal paste messes up the base of the ximatek

but defiantly get some arctic cooling mx-2 or tuniq tx-2
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yeah I heard it wont last but i wanted to use it for now. But I guess its not a good idea to take shortcuts.
I will buy some artic cooling 5 thermal compound
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u mean artic silver 5, dont get that its not as good as mx-2 or tx-2 and its usually more expensive

ull want this:
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

or this:
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
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ok thx, might as well get that
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