blakerwry wrote:by the way, there's less than 1-2C temp difference between AS and the Antec silver... AS is not the best grease, but it is good... certainly nothing magical about it.
I'd disagree, I've been through 6 different componds for experimentation's sake. AS has yielded the best results by far for me and funny enough it's always on the top in heatsink compound reviews.
I'd be interested to see where you get your info from.
My point was that there can be as I said up to a 5 degree C difference between a poor and decent quality thermal compound.
Regarding AMD and warranty issues, you are correct. As long as you aren't a meathead and get regular AS on the bridges or at the base of the pins (how you'd do that is beyond me) AMD will honor your warranty.
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