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LOL that's what I'm saying! I know my chemistry too! A in college Chem I, B in chem II, electrical engineering major here, junior. I don't know susupension that the silver particles use in A5, but I only know that I've always heard people say that it is conductive. You do know that electronegativity correlates 1:1 with thermoconductivity?
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LOL that's what I'm saying! I know my chemistry too! A in college Chem I, B in chem II, electrical engineering major here, junior. I don't know susupension that the silver particles use in A5, but I only know that I've always heard people say that it is conductive. You do know that electronegativity correlates 1:1 with thermoconductivity?
Yes.

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Not Electrically Conductive:
Arctic Silver 5 was formulated to conduct heat, not electricity.
(While much safer than electrically conductive silver and copper greases, Arctic Silver 5 should be kept away from electrical traces, pins, and leads. While it is not electrically conductive, the compound is very slightly capacitive and could potentially cause problems if it bridges two close-proximity electrical paths.)
Source: http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm


I have no idea how it's done, I'm just telling you what they state as the facts.
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Ok, now that I read that I see that they use zinc oxide, which is a semiconductor. This means that it doesn't conduct electricity as well as copper and silver, but does some, so yes you are right A5 isn't conductive. I thought that you were saying that silver isn't conductive, and that is why I was like"Woa hold up!" LOL
I'm going to wait before I add this to the memory modules unless I know that it won't hurt anything. Peace out
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