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Old 07-30-2010, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at newegg.com at my pc at the moment and I am torn between tuniq thermal paste and artic silver.
Before I stopped using my celeron d and sold it to somebody in need, my cousin had some artic silver 5 he had let me keep his and use it for my work.
Seing as how the celeron d 347 was at 3.2ghz nonstop I saw 5 percent drop while using that paste on it.

54c-48c with no load.

Currently on my unlocked amd phenom ii, the summer heat has been getting to it but my room air unit keeps it cooled off.
Last I checked the temp is at 56c at full load without any work it stays at 48c.

To anyone who owns a amd quadcore of any type what would you highly recommend ?

Artic silver 5 or tuniq ?

Newegg.com - Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

Thanks in advance.
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The Tuniq TX-2 is by far the better choice. The Arctic Silver Ceramique is the last paste I would use. Arctic Silver does have a new paste out that may be worth using but I would stick with the Tuniq TX-2.

Newegg.com - Arctic Silver MTX-2.5G Matrix Thixotropic Premium Thermal Compound
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It's really amazing to me how people are so stuck on AS5
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It's really amazing to me how people are so stuck on AS5
All I asked for a just a suggestion, besides it's been 3 years since I ever touched or thought about using AS5.
I went ahead and got the tuniq X2, thanks slaymate for your help.
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All I asked for a just a suggestion, besides it's been 3 years since I ever touched or thought about using AS5.
I went ahead and got the tuniq X2, thanks slaymate for your help.
I wasn't necessarily referring to you. It was a general statement.
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Arctic Silver was the best for a long, long time. It is what people know and remember. It's up to us to educate people about the new stuff that's better now.
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