Replacing stock cooler.

June 30, 2011 at 12:51:30
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Core2 Duo E7500@2.93 GHz
Which of the leading thermal compounds in the market today is the best, performance wise? Planning to replace my other pc's stock cooler/heatsink with Coolermaster 212+. Would like to try a different paste instead of the one that came with the package. Cost in no issue. Thanks.

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June 30, 2011 at 13:05:29
why do u think u need new CPU cooler?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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June 30, 2011 at 13:27:50
Hopefully you will answer kuwese's question. In addition, how about telling us what your temps are with the stock unit?

As for the brand of paste, you can get the cheap silicone based Radio Shack brand for about $3 a tube (I've been using it for over 10 yrs) or there's various silver based brands for a LOT more. It really makes very little difference. The trick is to apply it properly.

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June 30, 2011 at 13:40:34
I have one as a gift & will use it.

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June 30, 2011 at 13:46:03
Temps are just fine & not the issue here but the best thermal paste I have yet to apply for the new cooler to work. Any recommendations?

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June 30, 2011 at 14:30:38
"Any recommendations?"

Nope. If a packet of paste came with the Cooler Master, use it. Just make sure you apply it correctly.

If you're asking about a Core 2 Duo, the proper method is the "vertical line". Below are the instructions for Arctic Silver. This is NOT an endorsement of their product. However, their application instructions are excellent & should be followed regardless of the brand you ultimately use.

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