Battle of the Goop - Thermal Paste Comparison

Arctic Silver 5

Arctic Silver 5

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.

Arctic Silver 5

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.

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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.
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Most Recent Comments

01-10-2007, 11:11:37

Mr. Smith
A poor attempt at that.

Heatpipes ftlQuote

01-10-2007, 16:00:31

I am sorry, but I fail to see the difference between this and the standard card.Quote

01-10-2007, 16:03:19

Originally Posted by name='Nagaru'
I am sorry, but I fail to see the difference between this and the standard card.
Me either, but i an't sorry about it.

If AMD want to sell them then they need to cut the price by £70-100. Not stick a differeent hs on.Quote

01-10-2007, 16:11:39

is the GT lower than the Pro in terms of performance?Quote

01-10-2007, 16:46:28

Mr. Smith
Originally Posted by name='ichiban'
is the GT lower than the Pro in terms of performance?
Article says... Yes.Quote

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