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AS5 or arctic ceramique?

post #1 of 17
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What is the difference between these for water cooling? I used both for air and I didn't see any difference, so I mostly use ceramique now since it's not conductive like AS5.
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As5 goes off under sub zero temps. Ceramique doesnt.
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Yeah I use ceramique for phase too, that is when it's not broken
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I really dont think that there is much difference between the two...I've used both and couldn't tell enough difference to say one way or the other..
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
As5 goes off under sub zero temps. Ceramique doesnt.
stated more clearly:
As5 comes off when you use extreme cooling measures. Ceramique stays on.
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post #6 of 17
i use cermaique just for general peace of mind for non-conductivity.
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post #7 of 17
Doesn't the cermaique stick like glue, when the AS5 more or less can easily be rubbed off?
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post #8 of 17
As5 will freeze, and cermaique will not.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox
Doesn't the cermaique stick like glue, when the AS5 more or less can easily be rubbed off?

Nope. That's adhesive...they make thermal adhesive too...
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post #10 of 17
AS5 isn't conductive, but it does at as a capacitor.

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Originally Posted by Sideburns
Nope. That's adhesive...they make thermal adhesive too...
I think he's talking about how it makes the CPU stick to the HSF after it's been used for awhile.
    
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