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Old 02-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What thermal paste should I be getting from now? I can't find TX-2 at any of the major sites.
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I use Arctic Silver 5 myself, but I've also read that MX-4 is still a good one to use.
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AS5 then
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Arctic Cooling MX-2 is still a lot better than AS5 and should be pretty easy to find. Personally I refuse to use AS5 since it requires a burn in period before it will give you adequate results.
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The graph on this page might give a base line to work with?

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I use TX-2 on my desktop and laptops, but AS5 on the PS3 and everything else (since it's cheaper and I can get it at Radioshack if its not available online).
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MX-2, NT-H1, MX-4. Didn't know you overclock? If you don't I can't see this choice making much of a difference for you just go for something cheap.
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It's not for me, it's for a friend's new build (which I will OC). Would've just bought TX-2 but it doesn't exist any more.

And ofc I OC, I've OC'd all my systems.
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i would avoid AS5 for the burn in period, and i believe it is electrically conductive and it would have to be replace periodically.

they have a newer tx-3 that ive used and have been happy with.
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