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post #21 of 27 Old 06-09-2010, 08:15 PM
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I have had the opposite results on 3 different coolers in the same case. The bottom line is that any difference between the two pastes is so small so it really boils down to tube size and price.

To apply the paste on your parts, you must put a rice grain sized drop in the center of the CPU, and put your CPU cooler directly on top of it. Do not spread it, this would cause air bubbles which will reduce heat transfer. Make sure your CPU and CPU cooler look brand new before applying the TIM. Clean it off with high percentage alcohol or ArctiClean. Use cotton swabs and tooth picks for the small gaps in the CPU socket.
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i love my AS5, "outdated" or not it usually performs within 1-2*c of any other top paste, and i love the way it spreads and the tube lasts forever


as far as application, a dot the size of a BB or a grain of rice usually works best
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AS5 is probably the best value since a tube does last a long freakin' time. My fave is IC Diamond...which is available worldwide thanks to FrozenCPU.com
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AS5 is probably the best value since a tube does last a long freakin' time. My fave is IC Diamond...which is available worldwide thanks to FrozenCPU.com
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i love my AS5, "outdated" or not it usually performs within 1-2*c of any other top paste, and i love the way it spreads and the tube lasts forever


as far as application, a dot the size of a BB or a grain of rice usually works best
AS5 isnt bad but for the same price you can get MX-2 or OCZ freeze which are better than AS5. Therefore there is no point in getting AS5.

OCZ contains 3g, MX-2 contains 4.0g and AS5 contains 3.5

So you are basically gaining .5g with the MX-2 or losing .5g with OCZ freeze but your temperature will be slightly lower than the AS5. Plus you don't have to wait for them to cure unlike AS5.

So therefore it is illogical to buy AS5 anymore...
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have ordered MX 2

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have ordered MX 2
good choice, you will love it. should see temp drops off the bat with no cure time.

btw has anyone tried coollaboratory's liquid metal pro or ultra. it seems pretty good and i have been thinking about trying it. just need some confirmation on it.
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good choice, you will love it. should see temp drops off the bat with no cure time.

btw has anyone tried coollaboratory's liquid metal pro or ultra. it seems pretty good and i have been thinking about trying it. just need some confirmation on it.
The PITA factor involved in removing it has been off-putting thus far, but I've been tempted...

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