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i prefer as5, but i havent bothered to experiment
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post #13 of 53
I prefer AS5 when I need to spread a thin layer, but otherwise Tuniq TX-2 is very good if not better, and nonconductive.

Both can be found at newegg
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post #14 of 53
I've been using Shin lately to use up my syringe bought in the hysteria here in '07 lol. It works is all I can really say. AS5 works too and I haven't noticed a large enough difference between the two to call it. I don't suppose that you will unless you run synthetic ( = controlled) tests like the review sites do.

Oh and btw, I saw that Radio Shack sells AS5 while I was picking up odds and ends there the other day.
    
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I'm currently using MX-2 and love it. My temps read 60c at load, but I have a strong reason to believe they're reading 20C higher than normal.

My reason is my current CPU. Immediately after power on, my BIOS is showing 50C. It maxes out at 60C, just enough to trigger the auto shutoff when it's enabled. My previous processor in this motherboard would show 30C, and would climb to 56C with stock cooling.

I tried stock cooling on this CPU and it'd quickly approach 70C readings, even though the IHS was hardly warm to the touch.
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post #16 of 53
I don't know why people keep saying AS5 is the best. This has been proved many times over, that it is not as good as some of the other ones, but it is less in price. There also is the argument of "curing time" which really shouldn't be an argument becasue AT MOST it lowers by about 2-3C. If you have the money, try some shin etsu or the IC7. Just try it out.

Also, you don't have to worry about "applying" the thermal paste with shin-etsu like you do AS5. Just a dab in the midlle does you good.
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post #17 of 53
Arctic Cooling MX-2 has my vote. My temps have dropped noticeably.
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
Shin etsu is better than as5, but not by much. It's FAR better than stock thermal pastes though.
Depends on which Shin Etsu. Make sure you guys are talking about the correct one. Some are worse and some are better.

Here's a review testing 33 different TIMs (on a very modern test rig), including 3 different types of Shin Etsu. Again, some are better than others:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=138&Itemid=1
    
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post #18 of 53
Shin etsu, I vote for, hands down the best in my eyes.
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post #19 of 53
My favorite is Cool Silver from AI Technology. Lowers temp by a degree or two compared to AS5.
 
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Same goes... artic silver 5!
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