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post #61 of 68
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Wait... so a conductive compound is EASIER to apply than a non-conductive one?

wat.
Capacitive, and conductivity/capacitive-ness has no bearing on viscosity.
post #62 of 68
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Wait... so a conductive compound is EASIER to apply than a non-conductive one?

wat.
Had OCZ Freeze, MX-4 both very hard to apply (gray color) very thick, AS5 is darker gray and less thicker then both and i can play a perfect thin coat.
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post #63 of 68
I guess I'm just not understanding the AS5 hate.

Back when I had my game store and was doing 360 RROD repairs, all the stuff I found online recommended AS5 to replace the stock TIM on the 360 CPU and GPU.

I run AS5 on my sigrig.

Though, in all those cases, I didn't know anything about a set up time. I put it on, put it together, and let it run.
 
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post #64 of 68
i wonder why they skipped IC 7
post #65 of 68
Nah, nothing wrong with AS5. It still gives decent performance, but it's just not the best anymore. Along with what everyone else has pointed out about their testing methods, one mount per TIM??? Yeah, that's a good repeatable result. "Oh, it looked like it got contact after we dismounted it"? Greeeeat methodology there.

No thanks, I'll stick to Skinnee & Vapors 5 mount averaged testing, even with their tarnished names.
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post #66 of 68
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Wait... so a conductive compound is EASIER to apply than a non-conductive one?

wat.
I don't see any conductive compounds (AS 5 is Capacitive, not conductive, there is a difference).

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...
Also didn't see OCZ freeze, or IC7D, nor did they say whether or not any of the TIMs were allowed to "set in", which can greatly effect temps on TIM like AS5 and IC7D.

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No idea on IC7D, but OCZ Freeze has not been made in over a year and is getting harder to find.
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post #67 of 68
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these seem pretty contradicting to previous TIM roundups. all of a sudden AS5 is one of the best and shin etsu is pushing 49c with a room temp of 14c....... currently trying to find the other roundups that included indigo xtreme, phobya, and a few other TIMs

just have a hard time accepting the acuracy of this considering AS5's previous poor performance reviews
which shin etsu is it... they have a few different kinds
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I Think that's an e-peen johnny
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