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I have a new question and this time I did look around a bit, but found no definite answers. It seemed more of an opinion thing in other threads: Can I start OCing during my cure time, or will that worsen the effect of my thermal compound?
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The more stress the quicker it cures just make sure to stay in the safe temp range.
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The more stress the quicker it cures just make sure to stay in the safe temp range.
Yeah I never planned on OCing the highest possible anyway (at least not yet since I never OCed before) I want to go to about 4.9-5.0GHz (with an i7 2600k)
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i use IC Diamond 7 seems to be really good and its not conductive. i use the dot in the middle of the CPU the size of 1 grain of rice and i have no temp issues.
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AS5 may be good stuff, but it is conductive and capacitative. I personally like Arctic Ceramic.
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Recommending AS5 is like recommending a Big Typhoon for a cpu cooler.

Its electrically conductive, hard to apply, needs to cure, and cools worse than newer compounds like OCZ Freeze.

Just about the only reason you would ever want to use it is if you got it for free and didn't have anything else.
Sigh. It's capacitive, not conductive. There is a difference. It's still a good paste. Most are about equal anyway, so pick your poison.
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I used IC Diamond for my CPU and Cooler.

Works great. In my opinion i've used both AS5 and IC Diamond. The IC Diamond worked better for me. My temp hasn't gone above 56C unless the room starts heating up because of the weather Then its 58C. And that's with a 4Ghz OC.
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Sigh. It's capacitive, not conductive. There is a difference. It's still a good paste. Most are about equal anyway, so pick your poison.
Its both. And capacitiative is almost worse. Coz it can shock the CPU when the power is off. Anything thats capacitiative is ALSO conductive. You cant have capacitative without it being conductive. Remember from basic electronics. It wont store a charge(being capacitative) without it being able to conduct electricity.
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Its both. And capacitiative is almost worse. Coz it can shock the CPU when the power is off. Anything thats capacitiative is ALSO conductive. You cant have capacitative without it being conductive. Remember from basic electronics. It wont store a charge(being capacitative) without it being able to conduct electricity.
Sorry, but with thermal paste I am a real noob
What is capacitative and conductive?
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post #30 of 34
Hmm, so if AS5 is both conductive and capacitive, that isn't good. Is this true? Lots of back and forth about that in this thread.

EDIT: I'm going to guess this is correct:
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Not Electrically Conductive:
Arctic Silver 5 was formulated to conduct heat, not electricity.
(While much safer than electrically conductive silver and copper greases, Arctic Silver 5 should be kept away from electrical traces, pins, and leads. While it is not electrically conductive, the compound is very slightly capacitive and could potentially cause problems if it bridges two close-proximity electrical paths.)
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