Summary: The thermal paste on my CPU had gotten so old that my CPU would run hot all the time,76c on idle, 85c at 100% load, even hit 90 a few times. The old thermal past was literally caked on my heatsink and CPU so much so that it was pretty much solid. The cleaning solution got it off with ease and cleaned both surfaces to the point where they both looked brand new.
Summary: If you're upgrading your CPU cooler, pick this up. This will guarantee your new cooler is running at peak performance without any old paste holding it back. The three step solution is pretty simple. #1 gets the old paste off, #2 prepares the new thermal paste, and then you just apply the paste like normal. Arctic Silver doesn't skimp on the supply either. I used this on two of my desktops and I could probably get atleast one more use out of it.
Excerpt: AS5 is the standard for all PC builds and repairs. Even if a system has stock paste on it when i repair it, i always replace it with AS5 anyway, because that little extra bonus makes my customers happy. When i show them that the system runs 10c cooler than before, they can't thank me enough, especially if they're gamers.
Pros: Cooler cpu temps, Easy cleanup, Easy To Install, Energy Efficient, High-quality transfer, Reliable
Excerpt: This stuff is amazing! It helps keep my Intel Quad Core Processor at minimum temperatures, and if you use the guide on Arctic Silver's site to install it, it's incredibly simple. One of the best Thermal Compounds for processors I have every used!
Excerpt: I originally forgot to buy this when I ordered all my parts for the new computer I was building. Ended up using the compound that came with my new Coolermaster V8 to install onto a i7 920. That was a mistake; temps were way too high for my taste and overheating on burn in tests. I was surprised to find out my local RadioShack carried this brand of thermal compound and ran out the door to buy it right away.
Excerpt: i used this product to repair my "xbox 360"(heatsink problem),and let me tell you it works great!!. also,easy to apply aplicator makes<br />it more convenient,no mess.no cons.<br />excellent product.<br />i would recommend" Artic Silver5" for high power <br />CPU's.
Pros: Easy to apply, Easy To Install, Energy Efficient, Reliable