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ceramic, silver or silicone compound what do u guys think is the best, i swiched to ceramic and it helped a tad, n e thought comments reviews personal experiences would be nice to hear, thanks again guys
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toothpaste, or vegemite spread, j/k. Arctic silver in my opinion, saw a 3C difference from ceramic.
    
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so the silver works better than the ceramic
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i have used both. Silver works better, but it can short out your mobo if your sloppy with it. Ceramic can't.
    
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ceramic is better for subzero temps, while silver is better for us mere mortals with air or water.
    
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post #6 of 10
Silver is better for really hot stuff like x1900xt(x) and many people recommend it,

But I personally have had better results with ceramique when applying a dab and pressing on sinks/waterblocks to the LGA775 socket. It doesn't "squish" enough for the as5 to flatten all the way out sometimes I think.
    
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Not to add to the confusion but I just started using this stuff. Haven't compared temps just yet but I'll let you know after I reseat all my blocks.
    
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by atomicfission92
i have used both. Silver works better, but it can short out your mobo if your sloppy with it. Ceramic can't.
You'd have to grab the 11g tube and just spray it everywhere. It's hard to get half a rice sized amount in the center of the cpu off onto the mobo.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
ceramic is better for subzero temps, while silver is better for us mere mortals with air or water.
Some of the experienced water gurus swear Ceramic is better on water systems as well.

I use Arctic Silver 5 right now, but plan to expirement when my water system is done.

Be interesitng to see how that stuff from crazypc.com works Transonic.....
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
ceramic is better for subzero temps, while silver is better for us mere mortals with air or water.
Agreed.

Also ceramique is non conductive so is safe to use for certain applications where AS5 is not.
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