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LOL, 3 persons posting exactly the same thing in the same minute !
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are the traces on mobos not usually laquered or varnished over the top so they cant be easily shorted?
    
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Any comments, questions, telling me I did it wrong?
Good job, now go apply to work as a MythBuster!
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are the traces on mobos not usually laquered or varnished over the top so they cant be easily shorted?
yea, but like on chips and what not. with the bare solder points.
    
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yea, but like on chips and what not. with the bare solder points.
Guess so. Still, AS5 is not conductive because of the compound that the silver is suspended in.
    
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Guess so. Still, AS5 is not conductive because of the compound that the silver is suspended in.
yup that is what my thinking is.
    
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I've got a good amount of AS5 in my 775 SOCKET from putting too much on + removign the aftermarket fan when it failed.

I crapped my pants, took a knife and some rubbing alcohol and cleaned what I could out. I slapped everythign back together and figured worst case is I RMA and tell them it was DOA.

Works fine even with the AS5 in there. And I'm talking like a bread crumb size of AS5 is in there right now.
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post #28 of 55
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Guess so. Still, AS5 is not conductive because of the compound that the silver is suspended in.
It is probably capacitive due to this fact though... read my post on page #2!
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It is probably capacitive due to this fact though... read my post on page #2!
yeah. However the compound would have to be acting as an electroylt, and since the compound was probably not designed to have this property, the compound would be a very poor electrolyte, resulting in a very small capcitance.
    
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Hey I turned the myth on its head??? I suppose atomicfission92 does have pictures *dammit*

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My AS5 Theory:
It is electrically conductive... but odds of it happen are infinitesimally small so for all intent and purposes, it is not. (i.e. Physics allows a person to walk through a brick wall but the probability of that happening is nearly infinitesimally small). AS5 supposedly contains silver suspended in a non-conductive compound. This would explain why it is slightly capacitive. Conductor+Insulator+Conductor = Capacitor. If somehow many many of the conductive material separated from the grease or formed a wire inside the grease... it maybe conductive. Again... odds are not even close to likely.

The problem with capacitance is NOT that it will build up a charge. The main issue is that it may disrupt signaling voltages on traces/leads. It would smooth out the high/low signals and cause errors.
rofl, you posted that nearly 2 weeks ago over at dangerden, I came across your post when I was looking for info on AS5. Still good though
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