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6.8 out of 10

Arctic Silver Silver 5

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Arctic Silver 5 Review

ModSynergy
23 August 2009
  • Conclusion: I like Arctic Silver 5. It improved every so slightly but every bit counts. It’s thicker, a new color, and temperatures decreased. If you already have Arctic Silver Ceramqiue you shouldn’t upgrade to Arctic Silver 5 yet. It’s just a small difference. But once you are done with it, make sure you pick up Arctic Silver 5.  It's the best yet!  Bar none.  It will be used in feature testing. I rate the Arctic Silver 5 a… 9.5/10!
  • Pros: Improved Cooling, Thicker means better, Syringe
  • Cons: None that I can see except the small price increase in some stores
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Mikhailtech
13 June 2007
  • Excerpt: A good thermal compound is just as important as a good heatsink. Originally sold as pre-applied pads, TIMs (Thermal Interface Materials) serve to fill in any space between a processor core and a corresponding heatsink. Ideally a thermal compound isn't necessary: its only purpose is to fill in microscopic gaps between the two surfaces. The more you lap (polish) a heatsink, the less compound you'll need.
  • Pros: Good packaging, Superior performance
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
7.5

Arctic Silver 5 Review

PC Modding Malaysia
1 October 2004
  • Conclusion: Arctic Silver 5 is an unique high-density filling of micronized silver and enhanced thermally conductive ceramic particles which provides a new level of performance and stability for thermal solutions. The price for this Arctic Silver 5 is not too expensive, only RM29 each tube (3.5grams).
  • Pros: * Good Performance
  • Cons: * None
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.8
Performance 3
3.0

Arctic Silver Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5

Hardware Pacers
16 January 2004
  • Summary: After applying Arctic Silver 5, it was indeed an improvement from Arctic Silver 3. Thought some people would use something less extreme that is not conductive at all, however, sometimes we have to make our choices and use the best if we want to get couple of those extra megahertz from the CPU.
  • Pros: Contains 99.9% pure silver, One of the best thermal compounds in the market
  • Cons: Still partially conductive, Takes a long time to sink in for water cooled systems
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Arctic Silver 5 Extensive Review

mad shrimps
14 December 2003
  • Summary: Arctic Silver 5 compared to its older brother AS3 and Coolermaster Premium (Shin Etsu). How does it perform? We test it on an Intel system, letting each compound "burn in" for 3 days.
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Overall 9
8.5

Arctic Silver Thermal Epoxy

GideonTech
12 June 2001
  • Conclusion: If someone would have told me this was going to be the outcome, I would have been very skeptical. I've been floored with the performance of this stuff, to say the least. I had visions of all the crappy installations I'd seen when OEM's install the fan/heatsink combos on their videocards using thermal epoxy (it might be well worth removing and reinstalling them properly, if you could bring yourself to use the stock fan).
  • Pros: Greater heat transfer properties than with thermal type tape, Greater strength (could be important holding on oversize or heavy heatsinks)
  • Cons: Permanent (although can be thinned), Must also own Arctic Silver thermal paste to thin (which effectively doubles the cost), Installation is a bit more involved than with tape, A little pricey (although a little goes a long way)
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