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Hello after rma my pc they decided I caused my faults with bent cpu pins how that affects a case I will never know so I am going to rebuild it tonight want people opinion on Arctic Silver AS5 thermal compound and could I use it to redo my gpu heatsink?
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post #2 of 8
It's perfectly fine as a thermal paste, not the best but not the worst by far.

Average, cheap, does the job.
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Would do better then cheap askasa thermal compound freebie during first assembly
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post #4 of 8
Yeah I should think so.
Just make sure you don't get it anywhere other than where it's meant to go because it's conductive and you'll have your kit frying if it gets on something it shouldn't
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Arctic MX-2 is slightly cheaper, easier to use and offers at least equal performance. AS5 contains silver, which might be tricky to remove and might require repaste sooner. Arctic MX-2 is apply and forget, if you get it done correctly. An interesting read on the subject can fe found here:


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-performance-benchmark,3616-20.html
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Yes I am going to take time with the rebuild tonight do you think the gpu would benefit from some fresh paste? It's about 9 months old
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I would not bother unless I had overheating problems. I edited the link in my previous post.
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Thank you for the link I see your point I generally get about 65c out the gpu at stress but when I oc will hit 80~85 was wondering if would provide any improvement
Edited by Colin0912 - 10/21/13 at 9:35am
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