you should make a vid of benchmarks between them... not a whole lot of people even know about GC-extreme becuase it came out right before derbauer dropped his thermal grizzly line and gamers nexus started pushing it hard, but really they were pushing the liquid metal that, yeah has better numbers, but also absorbs into the surfaces and is something that has to be checked/replaced annually or bi-annually at the most. GC-Extreme when it came out was best of the best. and like i was saying, the coolers i have removed after extended periods have never been dried out. just as gunky as it was day one. but nobody want's to test it for whatever reason? i would say it's at least equal if not better than Thermal Grizzly. From watching gamers nexus from time to time over the years I can point out clear bias towards certain brands/products from them. and being that his "buddy" derbauer owns grizzly you know he's gonna shill hard. he has had his head blown up like a baloon after people started calling him "tech jesus" which is gross if you ask me.I still have tons of GC-Extreme and NT-H1, but sure, let's add more thermal paste to that supply lol.
add gelid gc-extreme into the mix if you're gonna be benchmarking.The cure time with as5 was always a downer for me. I swapped cpus/gpus to often. I went through a tube of as5 and switched to ceramique mostly because i started wcing my gpus and didnt trust as5 as thoroughly as ceramique.
I picked up a $20 20g tube of mx4 last year but ill still give mx5 a try when i see it for sale. I have some old 980tis i can do comparisons on, if i can ever get parts for another rig this spring that is.
Probably Thermal Grizzy stuff - Kryonaut if you don't want to go with liquid metal, Conductonaut if you do.If American cheese is the "champagne of processed dairy products", what is the champagne of thermal paste nowadays? I've been using a massive tube of no-name Chinese paste and it's been working fine...
Arctic Silver pastes are still annoying as hell to clean up with proper cleaning materials. That shit is flat out horrible to clean up and it's one of the big reasons I ditched that company's products at the time AS2 and Ceramique were current. Ceramique wasn't as bad to clean up from what I remember but it was still more trouble than it was worth. MX-2 and MX-4 are much easier to clean up than Arctic Silver products and they're easier to apply likely resulting in even less mess to clean up in the first place.rubbing alcohol
I struggle to see what good AS5 is anymore. Perhaps in a few limited situations its worth the hassle. The cure time with the old hassle of putting it on naked cpu cores back in the day meant I moved away from it back in 2007 and never looked back.
How many computers are you building that you have tubes on your desk on standby?mx4 and as5 are my go-to's and have a tube of each on my desk. if im out and need some now, ill grab as5 locally. if im running out of that, i order mx4. i actually prefer the as5 for how it "handles", prob 'cause im used to it from using it for so long. ill try this next time, probably.
yup, its decent too.So does the paste on AMD's stock coolers of the past of the past 8-9 years. Since the Phenom II in my experience.
i build a handful a year but i re-paste all the machines i refurb for the schools, so i use a fair bit. ive used a full tube of as5 since Oct and about a 1/4 of the mx-4 tube i bought before xmas.How many computers are you building that you have tubes on your desk on standby?
I have MX-4 on two 2600x systems and on a laptop my son fixed for the father of a friend of his. There was no curing time at all on any of those three systems. Temps have been exactly the same.Ill give you the drying out and conductive, but MX4 has a curing time too and theres plenty of others that are better than even mx4.
My benchmarking days are long gone. I was meaning in comparison to each other, mx4 vs 5.add gelid gc-extreme into the mix if you're gonna be benchmarking.
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how about you drop it and let people use what they feel like using. "not hating" lol right....Just found another vid about AS5 that you should watch if you are still stuck on AS5... and his advice at the end is golden. Just like if you watched the vid in my last post it's best to let the benchmarks speak because fayboism and numbers on paper don't always get you the best performance. Not trying to hate AS5 was good back in the early 2000's but there has just been a lot of headway and innovations made in the world of thermal paste since then.