Battle of the Goop - Thermal Paste Comparison
Published: 5th August 2006 | Source: WaterCoolingUK | Price: |
Arctic Silver 5 (AS5) has been the favourite compound among the overclocking community for a long time. This is mainly down to the fact that Arctic Silver 5 is easy to spread, produces excellent results and is competitively priced.
Supplied in a short and stubby syringe, AS5 is the only compound in our review that comes in suitably sized packaging for the amount of paste contained within.
The paste is silky smooth with no 'clumps' and can easily be spread evenly over the surface of your CPU with a razor blade or other flat instrument. Many people prefer to place a pea-sized amount of AS5 directly to the heatspreader of their CPU and allow the pressure from the heatsink to distribute the paste. This is actually the way that Arctic Silver recommend that AS5 is applied to heatspreaders, but in the end it's just a matter of what works out best for you.
Arctic Silver have provided instructions on spreading the compound here.