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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:53 am 
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I was just wondering is arctic silver 5 the best way to connect ur processor to the heatsink, and does it really make a difference??


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:59 am 
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Yes, Arctic Silver 5 is the best when it comes to controlling your temps (compared to other pastes and pads, that is). It's not necessary unless you want to overclock or would like to keep your temps as low as possible. It's not uncommon to see a drop in temps ranging from 5-10C.


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yup, as5 is the best, its also really easy to use and is one of the cheapest things you can do to cool your processor.


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Whoe! In "connect", I hope you mean "Connect them thermally". It's not glue ...uh...just in case you had that idea. You still need the physical clamping hardware that holds the HS and Fan to the board and down on the chip.


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sorry i meant transfer heat as in "connect"


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definitely get artic silver 5. its the best thermal paste there is.


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probably the best out there for the normal consumer


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:52 pm 
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What do you think of the differences between Arctic Silver 5 and Arctic Silver's Ceramique thermal compound? Your preferences?

How about your experiences with the spreadability of both products?


Here's what overclockers.com has to say about them.


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Klarion wrote:
What do you think of the differences between Arctic Silver 5 and Arctic Silver's Ceramique thermal compound? Your preferences?

How about your experiences with the spreadability of both products?


I haven't used th Ceramique, but AS5 is noticeably thicker than AS3. Best way I can think to describe is it has the consistency of a molasses and chewing gum mixutre. :D


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interesting article. it wasn't very specific, but he seems to like the ceramique better. wonder if anyone else has tested the difference?


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i use 5 but it takes about 200 hours before it does its thing the best. i hardly think he burned it in that long, before he tested, so the test is flawed from the get go.

and i think it is bull shit, he is water cooling, and really wont see any temp difference from just the as5 or ceramique, let alone a 2-10c, maybe he is confused, bad beer, head up ass. imo


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I would have to agree i think this guy had two mistakes against him. One he spread it on, if he read the AS5 web instructions it says not to spread it but to put a small drop of it on and allow the pressure of the heatsink or heat plate to spread it. Spreading it allows air pokets to form and there for make a heat capacitance area. Second he makes it sound like he put it on and after that jumped into testing. Yet again it is a three phase compound and must have a burn in time allowd. even though there is a immediate drop by a small amount over stock it gets better.


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damn i spread mine on too but it was very little.
the amount i put on now that i think about it wouldnt have covered if just put the HSF on without spreading it


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Ceramique apparently cures faster (20 hours) than AS5 (200 hours) and apparently is as good. However, I have not seen any side-by-side comparisons on performance and curing times. Sicne they are both made by the same company they must be relatively good.

Funny though, I could never figure out why you are not suppose to spread out AS5. After reading this thread I now know why. Thanks.

It is strange though that the instructions tell you to spread out Ceramique that has the consistency of silicon chalking. Next time I might try applying ceramique the same way as AS5 to keep air out of the contact area and see what happens.


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