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Windows 7: Thermal Compound - Is One Better Than The Other?

11 Dec 2013   #21

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Antec Formula 6 nano diamond is another good choice

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11 Dec 2013   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Antec Formula 6 nano diamond is another good choice

I used 6 and 7 they seem to have the reverse effect i spread it properly with the spoon too

just didn't give me good temps like the Arctic for what ever reason i thought it was way better

Right now i have like 4 tubes laying around the 6 and 7 Arctic and some off brand Dynex
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11 Dec 2013   #23

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have found in most cases when someone uses a quality compound there is maybe 2 deg. difference.
The biggest problem I find is people using to much of the compound.
You really don't know how little is needed until you do a few and look at the coverage of the compound to really understand the amount required.
After a few installs of the cpu cooler one get a good idea of the proper amount to use.
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11 Dec 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So you'd agree an amount about the size of a grain of rice is all that's needed? My new mobo came today, so I'm going to order the stuff pretty quick here.
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11 Dec 2013   #25

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Cooked grain of brown basamati rice and not long grained wild ! jus saying........
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11 Dec 2013   #26

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No two cpu's and coolers are the same.
I install the cpu cooler with compound and run it a few days and monitor the temps. Remove the cpu cooler and examine then make adjustments to the amount and method used with the compound. Then monitor the temps some more. Most would say this is over kill but it's what I do.
Here is a good read to give guidance.

Arctic Silver, Inc. - Instructions
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12 Dec 2013   #27

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

To me they all give about the same performance, its just a matter of hype and packaging. What it all comes down to is application of compound, components, and temps being handled.

Anyway I'm still using what's left of my MX-3, plus I also still have an un-opened tube of it I bought 2 years ago. Guess I need to get rid of it fast since there's no way I'll use all of it anytime soon

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12 Dec 2013   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbronski View Post
So you'd agree an amount about the size of a grain of rice is all that's needed? My new mobo came today, so I'm going to order the stuff pretty quick here.

What i do and this is not everyone's method ,I usually put a pea size dot in the middle and take my cooler clean surface of course and push it down on the cpu and it spreads as well sometimes when adjusting the cooler i purposely slide it around the CPU when tightening down the screws

I found it most effective that way and temps are excellent
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12 Dec 2013   #29

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
What i do and this is not everyone's method ,I usually put a pea size dot in the middle and take my cooler clean surface of course and push it down on the cpu and it spreads as well sometimes when adjusting the cooler i purposely slide it around the CPU when tightening down the screws

I found it most effective that way and temps are excellent
That's the way I've been doing lately myself. I used to use the line method but found I tended to use too much paste.
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13 Dec 2013   #30

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

This youtube vid shows how the different application methods spread.

How Thermal Compound Spreads - YouTube
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