different color thermal paste?

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  1. dragonblood9999
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    I just opened my ps3 to clean the inside, for using it for 5 years it was not as dusty as i thought it would be, anyways i noticed that the thermal paste was kind of dry(not dry but not wet ether) and that there wasn't that much on the cpu and gpu so i wanted to buy some but in my local store they have many colors(gray, white, orange, silver) but i don't know what would the best one for the ps3 or if it matters.

    any one know?

    edit:is Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Paste any good for the ps3?
     
  2. d.d.d.

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    Arctic Silver 5 is what I've seen so many people recommend for it (and what I'm going to try very soon myself).
     
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    Some people also say to avoid it because it's conductive. But it does the job rather well.
     
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    It seems you've used it. Did you and how were your temps before/after?
     
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    Don't have a PS3, but some good thermal paste certainly makes a difference on any system. There are other good alternatives besides Arctic Silver 5 though, but that's the one most people recommend. I assume the PS3 is no different.
     
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    Thermal paste ain't a Nutella spread, you have to put just the right amount to avoid spills, which is even truer when it comes to conductive paste. the trick is to place a little in the middle and the pressure coming from the heat sink being applied will spread the paste evenly.
    http://www.arcticsilver.com/PDF/appmeth/amd/md/amd_app_method_middle_dot_v1.3.pdf

    what makes the difference between high end and cheap paste is the longevity, not thermal performance.
    http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm
     
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    I'd go with the Arctic MX-2.

    I got it in me PS3, RGH and flashed 360.
    It dropped temps with a degree or 5 at least.
     
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    yeah that's what i bought, but i still have put it on yet. i am waiting for my 3k3y to arrive before i take it apart again
     
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    Best thing to do yes.

    Make sure you clean the surfaces of your chips!