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Is Arctic Silver 5 the best for the money?

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Any better at the same price

Thx for sharing thx
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AS5 is the most widely used thermal paste, and IMO by far the best.

It is essential for overclockers

You can trust me when i say it is worth every £$£$
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AS5 is the most widely used thermal paste, and IMO by far the best.

It is essential for overclockers
ya what he said..
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That's about what anything else will cost. There is Shin Etsu, Cool Labs (works better & cost more, but will bond to the IHS & HSF), & cermique(sp?)
    
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I would use AS-5 for phase or TEC/pelts...............or air.

And AS-Céramique(22g@$7.99) for WC, it cures quicker and cleans up easier.

Shin-Etsu comes in to grades, one for rough suface application and one for lapped surfaces.
Takes 5-7 days to cure with 1-2 degrees lower temps that aren't as stable at higher clocks.

Cool Labs Liquid Pro fuses metals and disintegrates aluminum, my first choice when I need a caustic acid.
  
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I think AS5 is the best, and Ceramique is the SECOND best. Period. No other thermal interface material has more research and development dollars put into it, as well as proven testing.

Disclaimer: I sell ArcticSilver products. However, I sell them BECAUSE I think they are the best... because I want to. I haven't found anything better yet.

David

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What about that M5 or whatever that AC applies to there hsf's?
    
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Any better at the same price

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Id go with AS5.
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Any better at the same price

Thx for sharing thx
Nope. I stick with Shin Etsu.

Compared to AS, I get a 6F/3C drop in temps.

My tech relative always claims my temps are wrong (or Asus Probe), but the temps don't lie, the proc runs idle at 87F/30C, peaks to 115F in warm room with a 32cfm fan.
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A bit more expensive, but Coollabs liquid metal is better:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4373
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