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Old 20-04-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Which TIM and which method for 980X

Okay been reading about on compounds. On my current I7 I'm using AS5 with a V8 cooler. Anyway someone else pointed me to a review of csome pastes and it was a toss up so in the end I bought a tube each of MX-3 and the Shin-Etsu stuff. It didn't say but how many applications can I expect out of the 1 gram syringe of Shin. Also which method works best with it, line or drop?
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Old 20-04-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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I use line method for both MX-2 and MX-3. Cost wise, MX-3 probably better if you do alot of cpu remounts and reapply TIMs, but Shin-Etsu good if you only rarely remount cpu, so you install TIM paste once and leave it for months.
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Old 21-04-2010, 02:33 AM   #3
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I try to do it once and hopefully be done so will probably use the Shin stuff. The pic's in that article I read showed Shin uses that grain of sand type application. Was at their site but couldn't find any sort of guide just info on the qual. of the compound.
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I tried line method with shin etsu and resulted in higher temps than MX-2, so i suspect blob/dot method with shin etsu might be better. Haven't tested the dot/blob method as I went back to MX-3 heh
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Old 21-04-2010, 03:32 AM   #5
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So you think the MX-3 maybe the easier one to use?
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MX-3 is easier to use, shin etsu might take a few applications to get the method perfect. The gain isn't much really http://www.skinneelabs.com/indigoxtreme.html



MX-3 ~1-2C better than MX-2 and MX-2 is ~1C within Shin Etsu.
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Old 21-04-2010, 03:42 AM   #7
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Okay so a line of MX-3 it is then. Turns out the other place I tried to order from got theirs in this morning so gonna have both types here at basically the same time. Oh well can never have too much compound around for those emergencies LOL
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Old 23-04-2010, 06:04 PM   #8
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I recently re-applied my TIMM using the "Doughboy" method. That involves a few dots of timm on the CPU, a rubber gloved finger and lots of smearing!

I used MX-3 and found that my temps went down by 3-4 degrees
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