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post #1 of 11
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will using AS5 instead on the stock grease that came with my duorb make a big enough difference?

and what's the process in curing AS5
or is there a curing process and is it plug and play basically?
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post #2 of 11
AS5 will probably be atleast 2-3c better than the stock thermal paste.
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sweet, 2-3c at least sounds good,
hopefully more like 5-6c
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post #4 of 11
AS5 does require some `curing` to completely and molecularly give the best decreases in temperature.

[Edit] Found the Data

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Originally Posted by http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm

Important Reminder:

Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to reach maximum conductivity. (This period will be longer in a system without a fan on the heatsink or with a low speed fan on the heatsink.) On systems measuring actual internal core temperatures via the CPU's internal diode, the measured temperature will often drop 2C to 5C over this "break-in" period. This break-in will occur during the normal use of the computer as long as the computer is turned off from time to time and the interface is allowed to cool to room temperature. Once the break-in is complete, the computer can be left on if desired.
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post #5 of 11
plug and play
over the burn in period it may cool even more
apply according to their sites instructions
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post #6 of 11
1-2C difference MAX
I compared stock with Shin Etsu(better than AS5)
post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ictinike View Post
AS5 does require some `curing` to completely and molecularly give the best decreases in temperature.

[Edit] Found the Data
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Originally Posted by CattleRustler View Post
plug and play
over the burn in period it may cool even more
apply according to their sites instructions

thanks guys


ill be ordering a couple tubes of this when i get my VGA cooler
just so everything comes at once
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post #8 of 11
on stock intel CPU paste the difference is like 1-3c maybe even 2c at most. but for AMD i got 4-6c difference. and thats without curing on AS5...

AMD is using really crappy paste...
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post #9 of 11
Couple tubes? I've had one tube I've used at LEAST 20 times already on several different components.
post #10 of 11
With TIM, usually the "less is more" approach is better. Too much makes AS5 a thermal insulator instead of a thermal interface paste.

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