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I cant decide which is the better choice

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
Arctic Silver 5, time-tested effective. But needs a curing time and is conductive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ctic%2bcooling
new, seems to be good. No curing time and non conductive.

Any feedback is appreciated!
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post #2 of 7
Arctic Silver 5 is almost standard in gaming rigs, i think you should go with that.
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I dont think you could go wrong with either one. Ive seen a lot of users go either way. Arctic silver is probably more widely used, but Ive heard good things about MX-2 as well.
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post #4 of 7
I would try this-
OCZ Freeze
Then again AS5 is $1 cheaper and probably works just as well.
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*cough*OCZ Freeze*cough*
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
I would try this-
OCZ Freeze
Then again AS5 is $1 cheaper and probably works just as well.
I have tried both on my CPU and OCZ Freeze was better by about 1-2C (AC5 was allowed to cure for approx 1 month). Load temps for both compounds were taken @ the same ambient case temp. The only variables I cannot rule out were mounting and quantity used, although the amount I used looked very similar.
Edited by Qbert - 5/29/08 at 2:40pm
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LOL so many choices, I think ill rule out AS5 just couse of the conductivity issue and curing but the OCZ freeze is lookin good awsell!
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