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Hi

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My suggestion: Get Arctic Cooling Creamique(w/e it's spelled), it has the same performance(like 0.**C difference) and it's like 50% of the AS's price.


AS5 is just very good and well-knowned, but pricey.
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I already have some. My cpu fan has generic stuff on it
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2-5c lower than that factory white paste. Takes 200 hours to settle in.
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Originally Posted by Chapstick View Post
2-5c lower than that factory white paste.
Yup. My load temps were 4C lower after I used AS5. Even more after lapping + AS5.
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i had a decrease of 5c after AS5
 
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hmmmm


What were you guys upgrading from?
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post #9 of 14
AS5 is only a small help. If you have other issues, like the heat sink isn't flat or something is wrong with it, then AS5 won't help that much. It's only for a small temp drop.

I only got AS5 because I needed thermal paste anyway (the stock HSF on the C2D has the stuff pre-applied, so if I mess up and need to reseat then I got nothing), and I might as well spend $6 for good stuff then $4 for crappy stuff. My CPU only runs at 45c under 100% load on both cores.

If you already have thermal paste, and don't want to spend the money on AS5, then don't, it won't make a huge difference. If you're buying paste anyway, get AS5.
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AS5 is only a small help. If you have other issues, like the heat sink isn't flat or something is wrong with it, then AS5 won't help that much. It's only for a small temp drop.

I only got AS5 because I needed thermal paste anyway (the stock HSF on the C2D has the stuff pre-applied, so if I mess up and need to reseat then I got nothing), and I might as well spend $6 for good stuff then $4 for crappy stuff. My CPU only runs at 45c under 100% load on both cores.

If you already have thermal paste, and don't want to spend the money on AS5, then don't, it won't make a huge difference. If you're buying paste anyway, get AS5.
I don't agree with that much at all. True you may pay 6 bucks extra for 4-6 degrees cooler and it doesn't sound that good but when those 6 degrees are what keeps you under 60 load @ 1.45 Vcore for your 3.3-3.4ghz overclock compared to a 3.0-3.2ghz on a lower Vcore then it's for sure worth the money.
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