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AS5 for E6600 Stock Cooler?

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I'm putting my machine together and planning to use the stock cooler on my e6600. For now I don't plan to do overclock (well maybe a tiny bit). I have a tube of Arctic Silver 5 laying around and was wondering if its CERTAIN that using this would be superior to the thermal material already present on the Intel heatsink. I've seen a few posts online where people claim that the stock thermal paste actually works better.

I'm so confused

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post #2 of 12
To be honest, if you're not planning any heavy-duty OC, just go with the factory applied stuff for now. You can always remove it & use AS5 later if you decide to. At this point, you're not really looking at any good reason NOT to use the factory stuff for now. Save the AS5 for when you KNOW you need it.
    
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post #3 of 12
Agreed, stock thermal pad will be ok for stock speeds.

Mind you, stock thermal paste can be hard to clean off sometimes sooo....lol.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cokker
Agreed, stock thermal pad will be ok for stock speeds.

Mind you, stock thermal paste can be hard to clean off sometimes sooo....lol.

I hate that junk and the weird glue ASUS uses on their NB/SB heatsinks as well.
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post #5 of 12
Might as well take the time to use AS5 since one small tube works on like 25 CPU's.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankenPC
I hate that junk and the weird glue ASUS uses on their NB/SB heatsinks as well.
Yeah! I replaced my NB heatsink the other day, it had a layer of pink rubber stuff like a plaster and then some white crispy thermal paste:***:

Core/AS5/Heatsink = job done.

Intel thermal paste tend's to be forgiving when you change the HSF.
    
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post #7 of 12
I would still use the AS5, I dont see why you wouldnt as a tube of that stuff just lasts forever. Plus it should help the temps a bit, I think with even a small OC with the stock paste it'll give you high temps.

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post #8 of 12
There's no way that Intel's stock thermal paste is better than AS5. Where did you hear that it is?
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post #9 of 12
Also the stock pad is a lot thicker than as5, it will actually work as a heat barrier. and sence you all ready have it off then a little more time to clean it for as5. cooler the better no matter even if its stock.
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post #10 of 12
He's got a tube lying around so why not use it?
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