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91% CA, .............. AS5 is Old Schools now
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Originally Posted by Gabe3384 View Post
Nothing some people dont like it. Some peopl dont like it cause is conductive and is not as good performer as other thermal paste in its price range.
I like AS5 just it's conductive so if you make a mistake and put to much you fry your board and you have to clean it off and replace it every 10-11 months.
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post #13 of 36
i didnt know you had to remove it every 11 months (AS5) i kept mine longer then that and it worked fine.
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post #14 of 36
AS5 cheap, easy to apply, and easy to get. It also still performs well. Nothing wrong with AS5.
post #15 of 36
Like others have stated, just get some 90%+ isopropyl alcohol. I have found that wiping the excess old paste off with a q-tip works nicely, as well as using a q-tip dipped in alcohol cleans the rest off. Just make sure you flick the q-tip so it doesn't drench your cpu/socket.

As for as5. I used to love as5, you could buy a freaking liter of that stuff for like 10 bucks, but now in it's price range are better competitors, but it's still a decent paste.
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coffee filters work great as a cloth because they don't have a residue such as a tissue would..
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post #17 of 36
AS5 isn't the best performer. It's only mediocre at best.
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Would 75% Isopropyl Alcohol work?
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Originally Posted by Mugabuga View Post
Would 75% Isopropyl Alcohol work?
should be fine, i just reseated my cooler today, though i only had 50% in house so went out and bought 91%.

i also checked online and the common search i found was 70+

i also did the q-tip method
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Would 75% Isopropyl Alcohol work?
Not a problem, I sometimes use plain water, Isopropylene just dissolves the stuff quicker.
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