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Old 12-02-2007, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what is this stuff? how do i use it? and is it worth it?
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Its a thermnal compound between the processor and heatsink.

Yes you need it.

you draw a thin line across the processor and squas the heatsink down on it.

The best is MX-2.
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Thermal paste is a thermal compound used to assist the transfer of heat from the CPU to the heatsink. It fills in the microscopic gaps between the CPU and the heatsink so heat can flow more easily. You put a pea-size bit on the CPU then secure the heatsink over it. It is a NECESSITY, no if's or but's.
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Its a thermnal compound between the processor and heatsink.

Yes you need it.

you draw a thin line across the processor and squas the heatsink down on it.

The best is MX-2.
MX-2 is not the best, liquid metal is better and there are those even better, just more money. But if performance matters, gotta get the best, right?
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MX-2 is not the best, liquid metal is better and there are those even better, just more money. But if performance matters, gotta get the best, right?
O my bad I guess you guys need to update the sticky I dont see any liquid metal only these four

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Arctic Cooling MX-1 51.5
Arctic Cooling MX-2
Shin-Etsu MicroSi MPU-3.7 50.5
Coollaboratory Liquid Pro 50
And you now base evertying I tell people around me suggesting stuff?
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Calm down you two!, Its thermal paste, jeez. Lol..
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Calm down you two!, Its thermal paste, jeez. Lol..
Mmm... thermal paste... doh!
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if im using a waterblock were do i apply it, also hows liquid silver?
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if im using a waterblock were do i apply it, also hows liquid silver?
You apply it between the CPU and waterblock, their flat parts. What liquid silver do you speak of?
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