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Best Thermal Paste?

So it looks like my temps in my first loop are running high. I am likely going to take the water block off and clean the thermal paste and reapply when I drain the loop and add in a gpu. Any suggestions on what thermal paste to use? Or any advice on cleaning it? I haven't cleaned it off and started over before, but I think I might while I have the loop drained.

Thanks.
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  1. axlrose said:
    So it looks like my temps in my first loop are running high. I am likely going to take the water block off and clean the thermal paste and reapply when I drain the loop and add in a gpu. Any suggestions on what thermal paste to use? Or any advice on cleaning it? I haven't cleaned it off and started over before, but I think I might while I have the loop drained.

    Thanks.


    Clean with isopropyl alcohol, personally I have a kit from arctic silver which comes with 2 bottles of cleaner and arctic silver 5 paste,which I still swear by and after many years is still one of the best pastes out there. https://nerdtechy.com/best-thermal-paste-reviews

    Ive also used Noctua NT-H1 which ive had great results with, just rcently ordered some more, I did buy some thermal Grizzly Hydro a few days ago as I ran out of my AS5, never again, that thermal grizzly is the worst paste ive ever used.

    Heres the kit I brought originally: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arctic-Silver-5-3-5-gram-Thermal-Paste-with-Arcticlean-and-SHL-cloths-Value-Pack-/271367895059?epid=1382223813&hash=item3f2ec97813:g:cooAAOSwHnFVwIvk
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  2. Going to get one of those two bottle kits. Makes sense. I've heard good things about the MX-4 too.
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  3. Noctua's paste is very high quality; the sube that comes with their sink is enough for 10 applications, or, more than enough for the lifetime of 3 cpus.....
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    I like Artic Silver 5 personally.. they are a lot similar to each other, depends on what your used to use and how you use it.

    but gaming factor releases a nice "best of" https://www.gamingfactors.com/best-thermal-paste-2017/ and I found them to be spot on.

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  5. I agree with mdd1963. Noctua is good. Also, you may want to check this article https://www.thetechlounge.com/best-thermal-paste/
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  6. I brought 3 new ones last week after my AS5 ran out. Brought ic diamond 7, thermalright cf3 and noctua NT H1, I tested all 3 with both the spread method and pea method, the ic diamond 7 was the best of the 3, 2oC cooler than that noctua and 4oC cooler than the cf3.
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