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Arctic Silver 5


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I am cleaning out the dust from inside of my system, and i just thought it might be a good time to take off the gpu and cpu heatsinks and maybe put in some AS5. I read a lot of reviews with different results ranging from 2-5 degrees of moderate decrease in temp to 10 degrees in some cases. I was just wondering if it was worth the 10$ to put in some as5. Right now both the cpu and gpu has the thermal grease supplied with my zalman cnps9500 and vf900.

So any one have experience with arctic silver 5?
PS. I am just planning on using some regular isoproply 99% alcohol to clean the heat sinks and chips.... that should do right?
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Well if youre going to reapply thermal compound you want to use the best you can get and AS5 is it and its not anymore than anyother compound or pad in fact less than some so i would just get it, its only $10.
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if your temps are fine i wouldnt bother with it what is your resoning for replacing the thermal compund???

as i said if yuor temos are fine then thre is no reson to because then you have to take all the time cleaning it when there is no need.

what are the temps on both the GPU and the CPU?

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I have it combined with a decent fan and heatsink (Thermaltake Blue Orb II) and it does help keep it cooler than with the stock heatsink and fan w/ thermal pad. Just try not to apply too much and it works very well.
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