Thermal paste w/ Xiggy any good?

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Anyone used the thermal paste that came with the Xigmatek S1283 cooler instead Arctic Silver? The AS5 I have been sitting there for 5 years. Not sure if I should use it. The thermal paste that came with the Xiggy didn't look too bad but I wanted to know if anyone had experience using it.

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w153r

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AS5 FTW. As long as you had the cap on it, your AS5 should be fine, and besides, when you squeeze it out, and it's dust, you know it's bad, if you squeeze it out, and it's "paste", you're good to go. I've been using the same 12 gram syringe of AS5 for years and years, probably 4 or more.
 

Zorg

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Yes I installed one with the included paste. I was hell getting them to buy the parts I wanted them to have and I forgot the paste. I had no real concern, it's only a couple of degrees one way or another. The S1283 kept the temps very close to my Ultra 120 extrme. It was used on a Q6600 and I was pleased with the temps. One thing not to forget is the XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket (Backplate). It is a must IMO.
 

Zorg

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I call BS, a couple is 2 in case you didn't know. :lol: J/K don't get all pissed off.

The backplate is more important by a factor of 10. Yeah I made that number up, but I think it fits.

Also, the AC can be remixed and used if is not all dried out.
 

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haha well the backplate makes difference in temps but it certainly makes installation a lot easier. also makes un-installation 10 times harder :lol: yeah i made that number up too, but i think it fits :p
 

Zorg

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What? So turning some screws is to hard for you? Sorry. :kaola:
 

V3NOM

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no, i meant taking the backplate off. the backplate is heald in with like super super super glue tape stuff. you could break ur mobo if you tried taking that off!
 

Zorg

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Yes that is true, I use a sledge hammer... it really it works well. :lol:

All jokes aside, I have been a little flippant, there is a solution. No, not that Kind of a solution, an actual solution. :lol:

It is the best chemical that the everyday man can buy. It causes nerve damage and brain damage but it will melt all rubber cement based glues. I'm sure that there is a chemist that can give the specifics, I cannot. I just know that it works really really well. It won't eat most plastics, which is not a problem with mobos anyway.

And....... It's rubber cement thinner AKA Bestine AKA Heptane, available at any graphic arts store. Use with good ventilation and gloves. NERVE DAMAGE!!!

Bestine Solvent & Thinner, Art Material, Best-Test Rubber Cement Products
 

Zorg

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I think it's an organic solvent, I never took Chem, I should have. Maybe I will now.

I used to make little rubber balls out of the rubber cement that was left in the tins after whatever gluing task we did in school as children.

Maybe that's what happened.

I'm suing... I need the cash. :lol: