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|12-28-2012 08:46 AM|
Someone here says most reviews say MX-2 is easier to apply (maybe he's confused). It would seem the thinner ones would be the easiest(?), whichever that is. Though I doesn't seem any of them would be much trouble to apply.
This test seems to say that AS5 is maybe better than even MX-4. You have to look at the difference column. Room was 3 deg hotter for the AS5 test, but core temp was still only 1 deg higher than MX-4. And they didn't let them break in either. Arctic Silver says: "Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to reach maximum conductivity."
But, Arctic Silver dries out and has to be reapplied periodically. Does MX-2? Also AS is conductive which can be bad.
|12-27-2012 06:36 PM|
|12-27-2012 12:07 PM|
|stopspazzing||All 1,500 were sold. Listing is closed. No more for sale.|
|12-27-2012 01:24 AM|
|12-26-2012 10:31 PM|
|12-26-2012 09:49 PM|
|elektrosha||I use only Arctic Silver 5. Its way more expensive, but it works very well|
|12-26-2012 09:41 PM|
|BaconMode||Sold out, clicked Buy Now and it's over|
|12-26-2012 09:41 PM|
|macbooker||Jesus, 1500 pcs sold! The deal is dead now.|
|12-26-2012 09:39 PM|
Great price. Includes free UPS shipping too? Damn.
Wow. Just made it. Ordered 3rd from the end.
|12-26-2012 09:35 PM|
|itaintrite||In for 50 so I can resell on eBay! ;P|
|12-26-2012 09:26 PM|
|lilbuddy||Sure, why not. Might do a build in a while so this could come in handy. Better to buy for $1 than bother looking for my 6 year old stuff.|
|12-26-2012 09:13 PM|
|Cracktower||in 4 1, even though most fans come with paste anyway and this will do at least 5 builds.|
|12-26-2012 09:11 PM|
A rice grain sized amount in the center, and then you can use a piece of plastic to evenly spread that over the whole area.
I asked a buddy of mine what her IT guys use on their servers and she told me Arctic Silver 5. She also said they use Windex to clean thermal paste off when they have to re-apply it. Typically Ive used 90% pure alcohol, but next time I will give the Windex trick a try.
Just be wary of any thermal paste that has metal in it, because a stray blob of it on your mobo can short it out. AS5 has metal in it, this MX2 doesnt.
When in doubt, google the directions on how a company suggest to apply their paste or read some pages that talk about paste application in general. There are a few different methods.
|12-26-2012 09:08 PM|
|12-26-2012 09:02 PM|
awesome, missed this the past couple times.
the super cheap stuff i used in my laptop is throwing off the fan sensor
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