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post #1 of 29
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I'm just wondering if i should remove the pre-applied thermal paste and use my own Arctic silver 5??

The only reason i ask is because the pre-applied stuff looks kind of good, Anybody have any suggestions??
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post #2 of 29
well i have heard that arctic coolings tim is pretty good and was as good if not better than as5 but i still put as5 on mine.
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post #3 of 29
I would say if you already have some AS5, use it instead, if not, don't bother buying some just to re-apply it.
post #4 of 29
I haven't noticed anything from the stock thing. I'm using AS5 on this rig now for about...3-4 months. The temps were the same as it was with the stock paste.
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post #5 of 29
I put a larger fan and as5 on my freezer 64 (basicly the same thing) and my temps dropped about 5 c idle, and 15 c load.
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post #6 of 29
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It looks like it might even be AC5 pre applied.
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post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandomGuy View Post
It looks like it might even be AC5 pre applied.
It's not AS-5 pre-applied. The coating on the thermal grease is too thick. I removed mine on both my F7Pros, and replaced with AS5.
 
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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
I would say if you already have some AS5, use it instead, if not, don't bother buying some just to re-apply it.
I have AC5 and i just bought the Freezer today, Its just that the pre applied allready looks damn near perfect, i could re do it but i dont know if i could do any better.
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post #9 of 29
Leave it. If temps get bad. Put on AS5.
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post #10 of 29
remove it becuase it is very thick, if it was thinner i would sy keep it because it is MX-1 paste which is very good, unless it is used to thick.
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