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Would the AS5 be the best paste to get, or which would be the best for my system. I'm getting the system here.
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Yep!

AS5 is great!!
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post #3 of 19
OCZ freeze is supposed to be a little better than AS5, it is also non-conductive, unlike AS5. But real-world differences are tiny. I would save the $1 and go for the AS5.
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Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
OCZ freeze is supposed to be a little better than AS5, it is also non-conductive, unlike AS5. But real-world differences are tiny. I would save the $1 and go for the AS5.
Now that you mention that I remember reading that on a site that compares products.

But yeah, AS5 has been the standard I guess. Really good stuff. The temp difference happens after it completely cures. If you go to their site it says it will cure within 200 hours or normal operation (Shutting down time included to let it cool) I can't confirm 200 hours but it definitely cools my CPU. I am overclocked to 3.8GHz and I idle around 32 with ambient not much over that.

Happy TIM hunting
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post #5 of 19
AS5 is a good TIM. Performs well and seems to be what all others are compared to.
It is pretty cheap, works well, available almost everywhere and is pretty easy to apply, hard to beat that.
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post #6 of 19
My favorite paste would be Arctic ceramic "I like to call it.. White super GLUE".. I think thats how you spell it.. Or whatever I have laying around. I also sometimes use zalmans silver paste that came with my Zalman 9700 Some time ago.
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I've tried quite a few TIMs, but OCZ Freeze is still my favorite.
 
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I've always wondered......is AS5 ok for CPUs without an IHS? Or should I only use the ceramic stuff for that?
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post #9 of 19
mx-2 is my fave atm but tx-2, ocz freeze and as5 are also good.

as5 is the tried and tested thats why most people will say that first, the other 3 have given better results when tested so....saying that tho im using as5 atm as i couldnt get hold of mx-2 when i did my last rebuild.

any of those 4 will give you good temps if you apply them right.
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
I've always wondered......is AS5 ok for CPUs without an IHS? Or should I only use the ceramic stuff for that?
Its fine...Just follow the instructions for a non-IHS processor on the Arctic Silver website.
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