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Old 10-21-2020, 01:23 PM
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Default Use installed thermal compound or Arctic MX-4

I have a new Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix on the way.
Should I use the already installed thermal compound, or Arctic MX-4 that I have on hand?
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Old 10-22-2020, 11:34 AM
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It's personal preference. At best you may gain a few degrees but it won't transform your cooler.

I would at least try it with the pre-applied paste, just to see how much cooler it would get by re-pasting.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:07 AM
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It's personal preference. At best you may gain a few degrees but it won't transform your cooler.

I would at least try it with the pre-applied paste, just to see how much cooler it would get by re-pasting.
Thanks! I'm trying it with the factory installed paste.
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:19 PM
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Hey Tom899, I agree with LeDoyen, it is really up to your preference. I'd say, try ours first and if you'd like, you're welcome to try another down the line. Just remember to clean off any existing thermal paste when you are re-installing the cooler so it's nice and clean.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:02 PM
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Hey Tom899, I agree with LeDoyen, it is really up to your preference. I'd say, try ours first and if you'd like, you're welcome to try another down the line. Just remember to clean off any existing thermal paste when you are re-installing the cooler so it's nice and clean.
So far the factory installed thermal paste is doing great! No reason to try anything else.
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