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#116131 19-Apr-2013 09:21
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Hey all. Being tighter than than a rusty bolt, would this thermal paste be okay for a pretty basic setup (AMD Athlon II X2 240 cpu with stock cooling)?

Ebay has it for $1.15c including delivery.

Or should I really splash out and:

In short - are they much of a muchness?

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  #802093 19-Apr-2013 09:50
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So you'd shop from Ghana to save a few dollars and it may never arrive or take weeks ? :)

Splash out :-p

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  #802096 19-Apr-2013 09:52
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Silicon compound is OK - but it creeps over time so you need to reapply it every year or two.

The silver compounds tend to be better in terms of the stability, although the cheap ones I'm not so sure of.  Back when I actually had a working desktop, ASIII (Arctic Silver) was the recommendation.  It will also get your temps down a degree or so on silicon, if applied correctly : unfortunately the pictures are gone but you get the picture...

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  #802098 19-Apr-2013 09:58
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xpd: So you'd shop from Ghana to save a few dollars and it may never arrive or take weeks ? :)

Splash out :-p

Well no - as I said I would get it on e-bay (I only used that link to show the "specs").

So pfft - of course I wouldn't buy from Ghana to save a few bucks and wait weeks. I would buy from China to save a few bucks and wait weeks. Lol.

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  #802149 19-Apr-2013 10:54
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It's so cheap compared with the rest of the machine, just buy Arctic Silver. If there's already compound on it you need to get the remover stuff, it comes in a kit sometimes.

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