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Stulid Tested all of OcUK Thermal Paste Range

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by stulid, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Gerard

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    MSI pro application. :cool::eek:
     
  2. BoutTime

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    No wonder my MSi GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus was getting hot if that's how they slap it on. Would love to know what crap paste they use. It was like this after 12 months use and Temos were always too high since new.

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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/NvL2MqosCGzDjedv6
     
  3. EsaT

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    I guess we can be sure they'll never use anything electrically conductive with that generous application method...:p
     
  4. MikeTimbers

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    Can't believe this thread doesn't include a reference to the greatest paste test ever done:

    http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm

    This was done in lab conditions, using a cpu simulator. Even though this was written in 2002 (I remember it coming out!), I'm unconvinced that the choice of paste is something to be concerned about.
     
  5. ubiquity

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    Fascinating read, would love to see results compared with Thermal Grizzly products, which was considering purchasing. Interestingly I still have AS5 from my last build - I just presumed the technology had moved on, but maybe its a winning formula!
     
  6. havenrl

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    This is a good review, although outdated at this point.
    I am looking for some new Paste, for my upgrade build.
    MX4 or the NT-H1 are the one's I'm looking at.
    Is there a preference?
     
  7. doyll

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    It's not a good review if you want to compare temps of one kind of TIM application compared to another because there temperature of room was not monitored and recorded at time CPU temp was recorded. Not even room temperature was monitored adn recorded during weeks of testing.
     
  8. havenrl

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    Oh, my bad then.
    Just looking for some ideas for paste.
     
  9. doyll

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    Nothing bad about it. You just skimmed through and didn't notice the lack of reference air temp in testing. Many of us didn't notice it at first either.
     
  10. Harry.c.

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    Great post. It is really useful when you review and compare products so we don't have to. I was wondering about alternatives to thermal paste?
     
  11. theoneofgod

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    Thanks a lot for this. I was considering going with MX-4 again, and I probably will again :p
     
  12. doyll

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    Keep in mind the testing done in this review did not monitor/record the air temp into cooler .. not even the air temp in the room .. so to be safe figure if recorded temps were delta of air temp into cooler instead of just CPU temps they could easily be 3-5c more or less .. we have no way of knowing.