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Thread: Best TIM to use with a single stage?

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    Tyler Durden
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    Best TIM to use with a single stage?

    Is the best TIM for a single stage still Ceramique? Has something newer dethroned it for best subzero performance? Thanks.
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    The best or not, I don't know. But Ceramique is what I use.

    I know Chew used toothpaste one time and it worked LOL

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    MX-2 Works well also.
    Quote Originally Posted by chew* View Post
    Nonsense,

    There is no spoon.

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    ceramique doesn't freeze with a single stage. but its thermal conductivity isn't as good as some

    pk-1 is very good
    gcx is what ln2 guys mostly use
    evga is very good too
    coolermaster ice is what vivi uses


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    I didn't realize MX-2 et all likes going sub-zero.

    Best way to apply still a glob in the center of the die and then mount the head?

    Can you tell it's been awhile since I've messed around with hardware?
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    mx-2 freezes from my testing(ln2 full pot)...sorry i forgot to put that in my previous post.


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    Here is a youtube that shows how TIM spreads with different ways to apply it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXLu...ure=plpp_video

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    I apply a big ass blob, mount the evap with slight pressure and kick on the computer until the CPU is around 60-70C. Rotate the evap mount a bit to squish out excess paste, tighten down and begin pulling down the evap. Same process I use on CPUs and GPUs under LN2 and I get fantastic looking mount patterns. You'll always end up with a ton of paste squished out, don't let that crap fall in to the socket when you remove the CPU.

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