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I went to grab some cooling paste at our shot , because i cleaned my cooler , and there was no ordinary ceramic compound what i use .

There was some Artic Silver Matrix (2.5Gramm) for 5.64euro ( around 7 $ ) .
It costed really really much compared to the noname thing i used .
after applying it i did notice a temp decrease in idle 2-3 c .
after running prime ( running now since 12min ) it is just sitting in 65-68 .
Load temps decreased a lot . i mean a LOT .

Why didnt hear about Artic silver before .
I thinks its a really good stuff .

Oh , and one question : The shopkeeper mentioned something like cure time , or something like that . What is it ?
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u havent heard of arctic silver till now? do u live under a rock supplied with an ethernet cable? lol.

as for cure time, its heat dissipation becomes better as it is exposed to the reoccurring heat from the cpu. it wont get drastically better, but u might see another degree or 2 as time goes on
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artic silver is amazing
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speaking of AS
I got some left from 4 years ago but its been inside a cupboard and it was really warm this summer so im wondering if it would be affected?

Im getting a Silver Arrow today and the paste included is meant to be good so shall I use that over the AS?
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post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post
speaking of AS
I got some left from 4 years ago but its been inside a cupboard and it was really warm this summer so im wondering if it would be affected?

Im getting a Silver Arrow today and the paste included is meant to be good so shall I use that over the AS?
I was using the same old tube of AS5 for 10 years. Only reason I stopped is because that tube finally ran out.
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post #6 of 21
ok thanks
so you think the AS5 will be better then Chill Factor paste?
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I felt the way you do after I went from AS5 to Shin Etsu x23 or as I like to call it, SEx23. There is not much better on the market than SEx23, AS5 is still good, but for the price there are better things on the market.

You really want to have your mind blown try Indigo Extreme

PS. Check out the 80 way TIM Round up link, also in my signature as the Applying TIM thing because the first 3 pages talk about the different methods of application.

According to the 80 Way,
Chill factor: C
AS5: A-
SEx23: A+
Edited by cook - 10/20/11 at 7:39am
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkslayer7 View Post
I went to grab some cooling paste at our shot , because i cleaned my cooler , and there was no ordinary ceramic compound what i use .

There was some Artic Silver Matrix (2.5Gramm) for 5.64euro ( around 7 $ ) .
It costed really really much compared to the noname thing i used .
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Load temps decreased a lot . i mean a LOT .

Why didnt hear about Artic silver before .
I thinks its a really good stuff .

Oh , and one question : The shopkeeper mentioned something like cure time , or something like that . What is it ?
Arctic silver is decent thermal paste. It's not the best anymore, but it's still pretty good. I've personally found that IC Diamond is better than Arctic Silver. OCN was part of the test bed for innovation cooling (makers of IC Diamond), I tested it on 3 different CPUs' that had Arctic Silver applied to them (and cured), IC Diamond dropped my idle temps 3C and load temps by 7C. Great stuff.

As for the cure time as the shopkeeper mentioned, Arctic Silver products (except ceramique) take up to 200 hours to cure, and it has to be heat cycled. Heat cycling is where you run your computer to get it warm, then shut it off for at least a few hours for it to cool. You repeat this process several times. The more it gets heat cycled, to a point, the better its heat transfer becomes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post
speaking of AS
I got some left from 4 years ago but its been inside a cupboard and it was really warm this summer so im wondering if it would be affected?

Im getting a Silver Arrow today and the paste included is meant to be good so shall I use that over the AS?
As long as it was closed up tightly, there shouldn't be any affect to it whatsoever. If it was exposed to air, it might dry out.

AS doesn't separate through any heat cycling. IIRC, it's operating heat range is up to 140C.
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post #9 of 21
thanks guys
I will use the CF paste I think as I heard its slightly better.
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Quote:
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thanks guys
I will use the CF paste I think as I heard its slightly better.

Read my post Above!?
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