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Thread: thermal pad vs thermal paste....

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    fkdup74's Avatar Pneuberator.
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    having a discussion in soulseek....
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    thermal pad vs thermal paste for CPUs
    pros & cons, which is better, etc.

    plz & TY

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    While I'm sure it's possible to develop a high quality thermal pad, I have yet to see it.
    Thermal paste is where the good stuff ends up.

    Paste>pads.
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    paste is better as a cooler......... pads are cheaper.........

    paste will get you a couple of degrees improvement........

    pads are easier to apply (just stick em on), while paste can be quite a hassle to get it in a thin layer (in my experience)
    Last edited by Storm; 04-28-2005 at 02:13 AM.

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    I think thermal paste works alot better than thermal pad. It ensures better/more contact between the hsf and the cpu. My original atlhon with the stock hsf had higher temps, compared to the one i have now.

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    I always use paste
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    pate fills our gOP SO YOU GET UBER COAVER AGE. BICANT IMAGINBR THAT EFFUACIANCY FROM ASLOIC :BKINL@

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    Definitely.
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    Pads never have to be reapplied. Paste, I've heard it's recommended to reapply every so often.

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    i meant paste fills out so you get coverage, therefore, i imagine it's more efficiant

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb
    Pads never have to be reapplied. Paste, I've heard it's recommended to reapply every so often.
    never? never ever?
    ok, back to the point I raised with jonno in slsk,
    after he tried pullin this number on me:
    [studly] other puter same spec as mine with good pad runs at 28c
    [fkdup74] i doubt that seriously
    my question.....if pads were so great, and I doubt they are,
    (I tend to lean clocker's way on this, as he/she works in a shop,
    and no doubtedly sees more of this in a week than most of us do in a year)
    how would paste even find a place on shops' shelves?
    it just wouldn't sell, at all, except maybe for system testing

    and, you cant re-use a pad, that's bad practice
    where as if you have a tube of paste,
    you uncap the tube, re-apply a layer of paste, done
    don't have to be a 10-15 dollar tube of AS5
    can be a 3-5 dollar tube of the ole silicone paste
    (in fact I havent really found AS5 to be that great)

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