Thermal Compounds

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Hey guys

Done a quick search, but it's not flagging up much of any use with regards to this question. Basically, I'm at a loss as to which thermal compounds/pastes/greases are the best.

Arctic Silver 5 is the one I've always heard people rave about for years now, but I see that Arctic has a number of competing products, such as MX-3, Silver Matrix and Thermal Epoxy.

I'm guessing each has better application depending on what use you put it to, but I'm stumped. Can anybody give me any pointers?

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I believe MX-2 is still one of the best thermal compounds along with the AS5.

Not sure how good MX-3 is though.
 
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I just received my Megahalems, is it best to use the paste i got with it or Arctic Silver 5 with it?
 
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It's an unbranded tube of it but some reviews i read of the cooler said it's good paste though not sure what was better of the two.
 
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It's an unbranded tube of it but some reviews i read of the cooler said it's good paste though not sure what was better of the two.

I would play it safe and use the Artic Silver 5, very few thermal compunds are better.
 
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