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Isn't that the entire point of Thermal Paste?
No. It's bad to conduct electricity. You want it to conduct heat. Arctic Silver does conduct electricity. But if it doesn't spill over a person is fine. The best TIM that I have found is OCZ Freeze. You can google arctic silver 5 and OCZ Freeze. And you find that OCZ Freeze beats AS5 every time in tests. Plus, it doesn't conduct electricity.
    
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now...AS5 claimed that it needs around 200 hours of "break-in time" which will lead to another 2-5c drop... quoted from the article " Again, please remember that the Arctic Silver 5 did not have sufficient break in time (which can take over 200 hours), and that temperatures with AS5 can drop as much as 2-5 degrees Celsius after the initial break-in period.


I am wonderring if all the tests they did were before or after the AS5 break-in
    
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now...AS5 claimed that it needs around 200 hours of "break-in time" which will lead to another 2-5c drop... quoted from the article " Again, please remember that the Arctic Silver 5 did not have sufficient break in time (which can take over 200 hours), and that temperatures with AS5 can drop as much as 2-5 degrees Celsius after the initial break-in period.


I am wonderring if all the tests they did were before or after the AS5 break-in
That's a good point. That's another reason I like OCZ Freeze. It doesn't have breakin time. But the Artic Silver is very, very, good TIM. I just prefer the best.
    
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I was usng some generic crap up untill a couple of days ago because I had no AS5, applied my AS5 and my temps dropped by 5 degrees ;o I didn't think it would make that much difference ;] I ordered the 12.5g? and they sent me 3.5g! I complained and they sent me the 12.5 and said keep the 3.5g too, probaly cost more for shipping than it's worth. but heh I got loads now
pointless post I know....
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no doubt the as5 is a very good product
but tuniq-tx2 looks good too http://www.tuniq.com.tw/accessories/tx2.html
however the nature of the tests can be questioned since IT IS tuniqs own website.
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On the other hand some people say that Liquid pro's Liquid metal is slightly better but costs twice as much.
Talk about something that you CANNOT mess up with, that stuff is for advanced users. Also make sure you don't have aluminum on your cpu cooler it will corrode it.

AS5 is great stuff, the cure time has never bothered me. I just recently gave Shin Etsu and Diamond Dust IC7 a try, they both were better than as5 by 1 degree. They neither one take any cure time, but they are both thicker and harder to apply correctly. I would suggest you start with as5, get it right and then if your temps are bad then try something different.
post #17 of 22
I let AS5 break in for about 3 weeks once.. it was folding all day every day full load with 10 minute break every 3 days (to reboot)


when I had bumped my CPU cooler i decided to remount with MX2 since I got some for cheap

chipped off 2*C


My two cents. AS5 doesnt work well for me
    
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post #18 of 22
An oft-forgotten factor in TIM discussions is the application method. How you apply whatever thermal interface material you use is often more important (or at least just as important) as which TIM you choose.

For me, AS5 is the easiest to apply; OCZ Freeze is a very close second. I've tried other TIMs as well (Arctic Cooling MX-2; Shin-Etsu), but found that these other options are very difficult to apply because of their lack of viscosity.

What I'll probably test very soon is a back-to-back test comparison between AS5 and OCZ Freeze; the results should be comparable as optimized application techniques are easiest to accomplish (for me) with these two products.
    
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The info off Tuniq website is from here

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...53&articID=635
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post #20 of 22
OCZ freeze it Is the BEST it beats as5 id go either ms 2 or ocz freeze
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