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Arctic Silver 5 or 7?

Poll Results: Arctic Silver 5 or 7?

Poll expired: Jun 14, 2013  
  • 63% (7)
    Arctic Silver 5
  • 36% (4)
    Arctic Silver 7
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 23
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I just found out today that Arctic Silver 7 came out and I wanted to know if it was better than Arctic Silver 5. It's not on their site so I can't tell if they made it or not. It has good reviews just like Arctic Silver 5 but I don't really see a difference. Is there a difference?
post #2 of 23
Link to the new AS7 please.
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Can you post links to a review? I can't find one. Incidentally, one TIM is very like another in performance, at the most you will see 1-2C improvement between good TIMs.
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post #4 of 23
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post #5 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Overclocker/Gamer View Post
That would be 7 grams of Arctic Silver thermal adhesive. Manufacturers site. Note that it states that this product is not meant for use on a CPU.

EDIT: ASTA-7G = Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive - 7 Grams. There is currently no such product known as Arctic Silver 7.
Edited by GingerJohn - 9/18/10 at 8:57am
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post #6 of 23
Artic Silve 5 is a good TIM, but it got obsolete because of two things:

1 - It is very eletrically conductive.
2 - It need a lot of time to seat in properly and deliver best performance.

The only thing that was a problem for me was the conductivity. I wonder if they got rid of this issue with AS7.
Probably they didn't:
Quote:
Made with 99.8% pure micronized Silver
62% to 65% Silver content by weight
Superior thermal conductivity. Greater than 7.5W/mK.
Temperature Range is -40C to >150C
Caution:
Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive is a permanent adhesive. Components you attach with
Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive will stay attached forever.
They would be shouting it over our faces if it wasn't thermal conductive, and all that silver doesn't really looks safe between circuits.
Well... this could only be an issue if your not careful enought when appling - I am not.
post #7 of 23
THat stuff looks like JB weld.
post #8 of 23
arctic site says that AS5 takes around 200 hours for optimal performance, but that performance is one of the best.

EDIT: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=150&Itemid=62

As you can see
post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post
Artic Silve 5 is a good TIM, but it got obsolete because of two things:

1 - It is very eletrically conductive.
Actually AS5 is not electrically conductive at all. It is, however, slightly capacitive, which is a good reason to keep it away from and pins.

Quote from the manufacturers site:
Quote:
While it is not electrically conductive, the compound is very slightly capacitive and could potentially cause problems if it bridges two close-proximity electrical paths.
I still use it, but only because I have some left.
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post #10 of 23
There is no arctic silver 7... thats stuff you linked is a sliver based epoxy. Glue!

MX-3 imo is the better stuff out there, and dead simple to use.
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