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Don't be afraid to get any of the stuff on this page. I use Gelid GC Extreme because it is so easy to use. Skinnee Labs summary is here.

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the arctic silver 5 is the best ive ever used. if your temps have shot up it might be time to reapply.
 
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post #13 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post

Don't be afraid to get any of the stuff on this page. I use Gelid GC Extreme because it is so easy to use. Skinnee Labs summary is here.

I use that too (and phobya hegrease, same thing) because it works better than AS5/AC. I don't know if you have to replace it, though.
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thanks guys you've all been an awesome help cheers
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It certainly does. Nine months is a bit short though, even for crappy paste. 2-3 years is about what I expect AS5 to last.

Doesn't hurt to reapply new stuff though smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liighthead View Post

make sure the mounts still tight?
and yeah on older hardware it can be flaky and rase temps a bit.. but shouldnt be arfter 9 months.. could be though

I should check and reapply my stuff...
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