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What would you choose and why, Arctic Silver 5 or Arctic Ceramique? I read somewhere that Ceramique is better just by a little bit but I have not heard about it or seen it.
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post #2 of 25
lol, no the AS5 is about twice as good. It conducts heat much faster and more efficiently than the ceramique. The only time i would use ceramique is when risk of shorting something with AS5 is very high because ceramique doesnt conduct electricity like AS5.


AS5:

Thermal Conductance:
>350,000W/m2 °C (0.001 inch layer)
Thermal Resistance:
<0.0045°C-in2/Watt (0.001 inch layer)
Average Particle Size:
<0.49 microns <0.000020 inch


ceramique:

Thermal Resistance:
<0.007°C-in2/Watt (0.001 inch layer)
Thermal Conductance:
>200,000W/m2.°C (0.001 inch layer)
Average Particle Size:
<0.38 microns <0.000015 inch
( 67 particles lined up in a row equal 1/1000th of an inch. )
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post #3 of 25
AS5 is the best for heat transfer in most environments. Ceramique is better for chilled water and phase as it doesn't require nearly as much heat to cure. I personally use ceramique as it is a little cheaper and yields great results.

EDIT: pbasil, I once thought that too, but studies have shown that it is not conductive. It IS however, slightly capacitive.
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Originally Posted by Renegade5399
AS5 is the best for heat transfer in most environments. Ceramique is better for chilled water and phase as it doesn't require nearly as much heat to cure. I personally use ceramique as it is a little cheaper and yields great results.

EDIT: pbasil, I once thought that too, but studies have shown that it is not conductive. It IS however, slightly capacitive.
Ok, well even if its capacitive thats bad for a circuit for it wont function correctly... And ceramique has no cure time....
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post #5 of 25
So, wait would it be a good idea to use AS5 on north and south bridge?
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post #6 of 25
Sure! It won't hurt anything.
post #7 of 25
I would use the As5, and for everyones info Asf is not a heat conductor, all its suppose to do is fill in the microscoptic groves. I use a plastic baggie to apply it when I finish you can read the numbers on the die.
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What is a die? (super noobish question I know)
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post #9 of 25
That's not the die. There's no numbers on a CPU die. That's a heatspreder. (unless your'e talking video or chipset dies...

I use AS5 on anything I can...it always helps with temps. Chipset, video card, CPU....whatever I can slap it on, I do.
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post #10 of 25
I think I know what he read. MaximumPC did a article about thermal paste. The used the same computer and several different pasts. They all were within 1 degree of each other. They did not let the arctic silver break in though. It wasn't the winner but I think they are all too close to matter. Just use what you have. I just happen to have a giant tube of AS5. And I will most likely always use it.
    
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