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I had recently Purchased the Asus Crosshair IV Formula MB. I heard the North Bridge and South Bridge tend to run a little hotter than usual, and had read u can apply your own Thermal Compound and check to see if the NB and SB are making good contact with the Heatsinks and check to see if the offsets are properly installed. now i have artic silver 5 and artic Silver Ceramique. what one should i use for the NB and SB. cause im aware that AS5 is Conductive and can short out the board if your not careful and that ceramique is better because it's non conductive but also heard AS5 is better to drop the temps down but is risky to use on the NB and SB. is it worth the Risk of using AS5 to get better results? or no don't risk it use the Ceramique? im running at 110 degrees F. on the NB it's an operable Temperature i am aware of that but...i always like to see things cooler if possible. thank you for your help in advance sorry if my thread seems Jumbled.
    
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post #2 of 11
I've heard great results from AS5 but honestly I've been having one hell of a time applying the stuff. My temps have been terrible even have proper applications, doesn't help because I have an awkward position to mount the cooler but still unexceptable for how the applications I've seen go for me at least.

MX-2,3,4 (I used 3) was my favorite first application best temps I've had.

If it is conductive I wouldn't risk it since NB and SB is very close to various components that you can easily do an unintentional volt mod to by having a tiny bit wiped across.
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Do you have access to other pastes?

Arctic Cooling MX-2 and Arctic Cooling MX-4 perform better than AS5 or Ceramique and they are non-capacitive (like ceramique.)

I would suggest getting either.

110F is ~ 44C which isn't a bad temp for the NB.
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post #4 of 11
I used OCZ Freeze on my nb runs @ 38c idle, sb idles @30c with my oc'd sig rig. OCZ Freeze is also NON electrically conductive. i strongly recommend it.smile.gif

NB temp 48c 100% load @ 10hrs Prime95 blend

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Edited by piranhamoose - 3/8/11 at 8:00pm
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Between the two you have.... Ceramique would be the better choice....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by winginit;12663214 
Between the two you have.... Ceramique would be the better choice....

what he says smile.gif or get OCZ Freeze!
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I just got 2 sticks of OCZ Freeze from Amazon. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Ocztfrztc-Extreme-Thermal-Conductivity-Compound/dp/B00128TA78"]$11.64 dollars shipped.[/ame] It's my favorite paste, I have tried many different types and it is the best by far.
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post #8 of 11
Ceramique all the way ,less troubles even if you put more than needed beeing non conductive.
   
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got ceramique and its damn thick. need abit more for it to spread. but overall i see no temp diff between it and mx2 and 3.
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Indigo Extreme or Shin Etxu X-23.
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