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    Default TIM question for all Pure OC members

    Hi Guys

    After talking to the company's that sent samples for the AIO round up, we would like to know how many people use the pre-applied TIM, or just wipe it off and use your favorite TIM. Also, please let us know if you at least try the pre-applied TIM, before using your favorite brand, and maybe list the name of your favorite TIM

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    For Cooler testing, I've always used the supplied TIM....
    But if I bought a cooler for myself, I would skip the pre-applied and use my own..

    Unless its the Phanteks or Noctua TIM, They supply some pretty good TIM to begin with...

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    Never use pre applied TIM. Currently using PK1
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    Thanks Guys, we need more replies !

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    I have been using the IC24 after removing the preapplied TIM.

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    I use my own TIM all of the time. I have the IC Diamond, and Arctic Silver too. The IC is a PITA to spread, so I use the Arctic Silver most of the time.

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    I have used the pre-applied TIM but always replace it within a few months. I usually get 2-3C lower temps by replacing it. At the moment I have Arctic Silver Ceramique.

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    i use the pre applied stuff but i do have some AS5 laying around.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    Unless the supplied TIM is in a tube and is quality stuff (see Kenny's post above), I use my own. I like IC24K and Zalman STG2 (I think that's the right name for it). I've found that the pre-applied stuff is dried out and just no good.
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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    Never used the pre-applied stuff. Ive always used MX-4 and now ill also be using Gelid GC-Extreme.

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    I haven't used a pre-applied TIM in a decade or more. I always wipe it away and clean the surface before applying third-party TIM.

    Part of the reason is a distrust for unknown, random substances. I want a material I know is reliable. Not taking any gambles.
    The other part is coverage. I never trust a pre-alloted amount of TIM to cover the surface properly.

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    Years ago I always used the pre-applied TIM.

    Past few years been using AS Ceramique and lately IC Diamond 24.

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    Never put much thought or effort into thermal compounds myself...they all seem to work about the same to me. The Wakefield tube on top I have had since 1998 and will grab it over any other most times because it's big and I can find it easier lol. The OCZ on the bottom was touted as being the thing for cold work at one time, but I really don't remember if I even used any. Yes, I generally remove the stock applications on air coolers when I use one.



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    I use arctic silver TIM

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    Default Re: TIM question for all Pure OC members

    The stuff that comes pre applied is normally removed by me and then I use ICD or Liquid pro/Ultra for long term builds. Rigs that I expect to take apart more often then I use MX2 or MX4. The last EK Block I bought came with a mini tube of MX4 which is fine by me. In my book that mini tube idea is a good one provided it is one of the latest and greatest that we have all heard of.
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    I thought more than 13 members would have replied to. this post

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