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I just read this excellent article about thermal paste/grease discussing Arctic Silver 5 and Arctic Silver Ceramique. The thermal properties are better on the AS5, but read this article. I was really surprised at this quote...

"In the past, we have argued that there is very little difference between cod liver oil and arctic silver, aside from the naturally occurring degradation of the first and the rather odor-less nature of AS. Combined, these features make a decision rather simple."

Anyways, read the article for a really good discussion regarding the thermal performance of the 2 compounds.
http://www.lostcircuits.com/advice/carbon_black/
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post #2 of 28
ya this issue had been solved over the other forum and it came out that AS5 is not as good as Ceramique
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post #3 of 28
but doesnt ceramique make it stay permanently...like an adhesive?
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post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by metalkobra
but doesnt ceramique make it stay permanently...like an adhesive?
No, you're thinking of the 2 part Arctic Silver Adhesive.
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post #5 of 28
oh...i thought ceramique was that .
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So... this is serious? I should get ceramique instead of AS5 when I run out?
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post #7 of 28
I can see the physics of it if by the inferrence of its name is has ceramic in it and it is layed on in a thin enough coating the excellent heat holding properties can be negated giving you almost instant heat transfer to the base of the HS.
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post #8 of 28
After seeing what Arctic Ceramique looked like, it was the same stuff that was shipped with my CPU HSF and my temps were rather good 37 idle mid 40*C load under air and sometimes a hot room. I was going to try and get some AS5 for my WC but seeing as they shipped Ceramique with the blocks I dont see the need to spend $15 on some AS5
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post #9 of 28
Ive heard about this Ceramique stuff...I wonder how much better it is than AS5..do you guys know?.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Ive heard about this Ceramique stuff...I wonder how much better it is than AS5..do you guys know?.
i know it drop by 2-3C compare to AS5
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