Summary: The product is what it is & always works for an upgrade. BUT! The shipping & delivery was not to my standards. I will not buy from this site again. If it isn't shipped & fulfilled by Amazon I will move on. Tell me how long does it really take to package & ship a product of this size?
Summary: Applied this on my H80i and my temps actually went up about 5ºC. I know I'm still on the break-in period, if temps get cooler I'll change my review. If not, I'll try re-applying. P/s: Used the grain of rice method here...
Summary: I bought this mostly on the reputation that Arctic Silver 5 has, because I was trying a bunch of different thermal compounds to see what gave me the best results. Long story short, this stuff is fine but: 1) It needs time to cure before it reaches ideal performance 2) Even after curing, it does not outperform Noctua's NT-H1 compound which has no cure time I reapplied both the AS5 and the NT-H1 and tested a couple times over a period of 3 months, and repeatedly found that...
Arctic Silver 5 is the most popular thermal grease
8 June 2013
Summary: I'm taking 2 stars off for the unneeded cleaning solutions. I assume most people have alcohol around the house. You still need q-tips and coffee filter or lens wipes. You can't really go wrong with Arctic Silver 5. It is easy to apply being a thinner paste than many others and It does the job creating a good method of heat conduction between heat sink and CPU or GPU. The manufacturer claims a reduction of about 5c but this varies wildly.