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Old 06-07-2008, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm about to order a new heatsink and would like to 'clean off and replace' the thermal paste on my processor, so I would like to order that at the same time.

I searched newegg and there are a ton of different ones that come up. I would prefer a resealable reusable kind I can keep for future use. Any one in particular you can steer me to, or are they all about equal? Thanks!
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a Thermal Paste guide in our Hardware Sticky Index (did you look?)

But TX-2 isn't on there, but thats what I recommend
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Not sure which is cheaper, but MX-2 is very good and probably about the safest thermal compound you will find.
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I guess i didn't search close enough. My bad! Thanks!!!!! Have a great day!
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Tuniq TX-2 is cheaper and better than MX-2 or AS5.

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Why is the shipping on Newegg for the product more than the item's price itself? Its not that big is it!

Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
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holy **** it cost me $25 to ship it to my place
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^lol thats crazy

get tx-2 as it is the best. Also when cleaning off the old thermal paste the best way is to use a coffee filter and some rubbing alcohol (the best to use is 70% and up purity)
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its so small, but there's a limit to the packaging they can use.. the best they could do would be send it USPS in an envelope. but they don't use USPS which blows.
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Check out some local computer shops, it'll probably be cheaper than having them ship it.
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