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thermal compound,-tape or -grease

Silent_Avenger

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If you use tape your heatsink might(probably will) get permanently attached to the CPU and there goes the resale and easy replacement of the heatsink. I use MX-4 and it's pretty nice but much thicker than most pastes and requires quite a bit of pressure to ensure proper spread.
 

Philth

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I've always been under the impression that you use grease for CPU/GPU. I've only seen tape on VRAM and I think it's mostly for convenience during assembly.

This is purely speculation (feel free to google it), but I have a feeling that grease will probably give you better performance than tape.
 

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