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post #11 of 22
I use MX-2 and MX-4.

AS5 isn't a good choice with todays cheaper and better performing TIM.
Ceramic-based thermal grease is cheap and good. No cure time and
AS5 is electrically conductive. No point in using it.

You can pick up MX-2 for $1 a tube when it goes on sale. or MX-4 for free after rebate.

Phobya HeGrease seems like really good TIM



2011 Thermal Compound Roundup – Results Compilation
http://skinneelabs.com/2011-thermal-paste-review-comparison/2/
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post #12 of 22
There is absolutely nothing wrong with as5. Both it and shin etsu were designed a long time ago and both still work very well. They serve a purpose and as5 is only very very mildly conductive. However since socket a that hasnt been an issue.
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post #13 of 22
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Hahah each person says something different than the one before him.
I guess I'll get the MX-4 than.
post #14 of 22
Conductivity of TIM is really not an issue if you use it properly. rolleyes.gif
post #15 of 22
you can use TIM on other things than CPUs where electro conductive does matter.
AS5 is overpriced. has cure time. and isn't a top TIM. No reason to use it.

plenty of inexperienced users get TIM on sockets and motherboards.
AS5 and CM 212 are relics. Better products are out on the market for
cheaper or same price. Like when Newegg pushed up the price for
212+ to $59.99 and people still bough it. Just because they got it
recommended on forums.
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post #16 of 22
i've been using as5 for years now with no complaints. in fact, i just ordered more biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post

i've been using as5 for years now with no complaints. in fact, i just ordered more biggrin.gif
You're just an old die-hard stuck-in-your-ways kinda guy. When I ran out of AS5 I got MX-4. Tried peanutbutter and mayonnaise but couldn't get used to the smell. biggrin.gif
post #18 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post

i've been using as5 for years now with no complaints. in fact, i just ordered more biggrin.gif
You're just an old die-hard stuck-in-your-ways kinda guy. When I ran out of AS5 I got MX-4. Tried peanutbutter and mayonnaise but couldn't get used to the smell. biggrin.gif

It seems that the "ol reliable" AS5 is dated and past its prime, obviously it does the job, but it is now being outperformed by newer gen TIM. Like Chill FActor III for example.
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post #19 of 22
I use Noctua NT-1H for everything. In the past, I've applied AS5, which was good but had the long burn in period. The Noctua stuff is ready immediately. A quick list of reasons I use NT-1H: you get large tubes of the stuff, it tends to not dry out in the tube, it's easy to apply & remove, performs very well. Noctua's thermal paste does seem to stain the heatspreader though.
post #20 of 22
I wonder how many of these reviewers actually took the cooler, cleaned the TIM off, and did the full install 4 or 5 times? Because that's what has to be done if you want a reasonably true test. Also need to monitor the air temp going into cooler and not the ambient room temp. And than allow +/- 1-2c on every result for possible error.

Many of the reviews I've seen don't have much more than 4c difference between 90% of the TIM's "tested". and that's with no allowance for error. Allow for error and they are all the same.
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