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ok i only got a little shin etsu left and have a 480 block coming that will need paste i can use arctic on the cpu and save shin for my 480?
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id just buy IC Diamond 7 that stuff is great. use the Shin ETSU for CPU and the old AS5 for GPU
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id just buy IC Diamond 7 that stuff is great. use the Shin ETSU for CPU and the old AS5 for GPU
I would agree with that though.

As for which to use for what it depends. Which do you want less heat on and need the most head room on?
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i'd use use the as5 on the gpu..in case the new block doesn't seat right..looks like you have more of it..
 
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id just buy IC Diamond 7 that stuff is great. use the Shin ETSU for CPU and the old AS5 for GPU
i just bought the arctic 5 it was 18$ for 12 grams cant really beat that price

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I would agree with that though.

As for which to use for what it depends. Which do you want less heat on and need the most head room on?
well probly the gpu since it will get little hotter and i got 480 sli and i5 on a single RX 360 yate loon push/pull
Edited by knoxy_14 - 10/25/11 at 8:53pm
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i just bought the arctic 5 it was 18$ for 12 grams cant really beat that price
Oh yes you can. 30g of Arctic Cooling MX-2 for $21 on amazon. $.70 per gram for MX-2 vs $1.50, over twice the deal. Not to mention that Arctic Silver 5 is complete garbage. MX-2 doesn't have that horrible burn in time, performs the same or better, costs less, cleans up a LOT easier, and is NOT electrically conductive, which is extremely stupid to use something electrically conductive around electronics that SPREADS and MOVES and can potentially end up on said surrounding electrical components.

Hell, for $10 you can get 25g of Arctic Silver Ceramique 2, $.40 (more than 3x less $$) per gram for something that performs better than AS5, and again, isn't electrically conductive.

Last tube of AS5 I had? I tossed in the trash. I've owned at least 12 different thermal pastes better than AS5.
    
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Is it me or does the Shin Etsu looks like it has enough for both lol

A small amount on the cpu (rice Grain) and the rest for the gpu (X method or whatever does the job)
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Oh yes you can. 30g of Arctic Cooling MX-2 for $21 on amazon. $.70 per gram for MX-2 vs $1.50, over twice the deal. Not to mention that Arctic Silver 5 is complete garbage. MX-2 doesn't have that horrible burn in time, performs the same or better, costs less, cleans up a LOT easier, and is NOT electrically conductive, which is extremely stupid to use something electrically conductive around electronics that SPREADS and MOVES and can potentially end up on said surrounding electrical components.

Hell, for $10 you can get 25g of Arctic Silver Ceramique 2, $.40 (more than 3x less $$) per gram for something that performs better than AS5, and again, isn't electrically conductive.

Last tube of AS5 I had? I tossed in the trash. I've owned at least 12 different thermal pastes better than AS5.
Then your doing it wrong.
AS 5 is NOT electrically conductive. It is capacitive, which is different.
Actual real world differences between AS 5 and the "best" TIMs is maybe 2-3°C (which can be even lower once burn in has happened). Yes AS 5 has a burn in time, but why complain if something gets better with use?
I have no problems cleaning up AS 5. Wipe with a paper towel, clean with alcohol and I am done. MX 2 is the same.
As for price, I got my last 3g tube of AS 5 for $3.99 shipped, last 3g tube of MX-2, $4.99 shipped. It all depends on what is on sale and what you can find.


For the OP, Decide which one you will mount and keep mounted and use the shin on that.
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Then your doing it wrong.
AS 5 is NOT electrically conductive. It is capacitive, which is different.
Actual real world differences between AS 5 and the "best" TIMs is maybe 2-3°C (which can be even lower once burn in has happened). Yes AS 5 has a burn in time, but why complain if something gets better with use?
I have no problems cleaning up AS 5. Wipe with a paper towel, clean with alcohol and I am done. MX 2 is the same.
As for price, I got my last 3g tube of AS 5 for $3.99 shipped, last 3g tube of MX-2, $4.99 shipped. It all depends on what is on sale and what you can find.


For the OP, Decide which one you will mount and keep mounted and use the shin on that.
None the less, it is dangerous if you get it on electrical equipment, making it only different from being electrically conductive by definition and exactly how it would damage components, not that it can/will.

As for burn in times, at BEST, it's only 2-3C worse AFTER burn in times, before burn in times, ~5C worse, so I have a huge issue with the burn in time. Saying why would someone be against something that gets better when it's crap from the start is a very moot and irrelevant point. As for cleanup, AS5 is by far one of the most difficult thermal pastes to clean up. While some pastes "cake" onto the CPU/heatsink like Shin-Etsu, making very very very easily clean up, AS5 quite literally smears and spreads around when you try to clean it up. MX-2 isn't the easiest to clean up, but it's much easier to clean up than AS5. You shouldn't need isopropyl or rubbing alcohol to clean up thermal paste each time, as you pretty much have to do with AS5, you should only need it to clean up very fine trace amounts if switching to a different thermal paste.
    
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i stopped using any artic silver product years ago

personally, i've been quite pleased with ic7 and shin etsu
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