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Arctic Silver Silver 5

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Reviews and Problems with Arctic Silver Silver 5

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Overall 6
6.0

Definitely not my first choice

ITNut, Radioshack
25 May 2014
  • Excerpt: AS5 had a good long run but its no longer anywhere near the best mainstream thermal paste available. That crown is held by Masscool Shin-Etsu, Tunic TX2 or TX3, or Arctic Cooling MX2. All are either cheaper and perform better or the same price and perform better.<br />However AS5 is still a reliable and decent paste if you are in a bind.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Overrated, Quiet
  • Cons: Overpriced, Weak
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Brian_W, NCIX.com
9 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this item, but I will not need to use it. For 4/, is it not worth to return it, so I wonder for how long it can be used when sealed
  • Pros: - looks like what it is described
  • Cons: - not have a chance to use it, - not sure how long it can be stored
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Mike_D, NCIX.com
27 December 2013
  • Summary: Applied this to my CPU and had a 1-2 degree drop. Nothing crazy, I only really needed it because I needed to move things around in my build and had no paste around. There is better stuff, if you are looking for the best. You tube it.
  • Pros: Easy Spreading
  • Cons: A little pricey if not on sale
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Overall 6
6.0

Arctic Silver 5 is the most popular thermal grease

ReeVueBoi, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Big chunk of something

Joseph D. First, Amazon
20 December 2012
  • Summary: After opening and trying to use noting came out. It was plugged with a big chunk of something. After clearing the clog I found that half the paste was solidified and formed the clog. Still enough to use but what a waste & a pain.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

jeongmin_p, NCIX.com
26 June 2012
  • Summary: used it on 3570k with hyper 212 evo. i get 70c on prime 95 oced at 4.3.
  • Pros: sale for 5 bucks
  • Cons: not as good as people say?
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

EagleTalonZ, Walmart
16 June 2012
  • Summary: We used this on our PS3 after it overheated and then developed the 'yellow light of death' (YLOD). The compound does what it is intended to do but the price was a little much for so little. I was expecting much more. (about the size of a pinky finger) Still, I would recommend this if you're having overheating issues. Also, fyi - if your PS3 is a victim of the YLOD, your PS3 will need to be reballed professionally for a more permanent fix.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sort of overpriced kit

Douglas Harber, Amazon
26 August 2011
  • Summary: Arctic Silver 5 is one of THE names in thermal compound for mounting heatsinks. Not made clear in the description of this product, however, is that you're paying somewhat of a premium price for a tiny bottle of xylene cleaner (e.g., Goo Gone) and a tiny bottle of isopropyl alcohol. If you happen to have those items lying around in your cleaning arsenal, there's not much value added by this kit.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

dht, NCIX.com
16 September 2010
  • Summary: Use this Artic Silver 5 with my I930 and Noctua NH-U12P SE2 heatpipe cooler. Either I use too much or too little TIM but the temperature isn’t what I had expected. I’m not overclocking and temperature while idling is 36-41 degree. Not much better from stock heatsink which is around 42-44 degree. Maybe my expectation is too high.
  • Pros: 12 gram is a big tube
  • Cons: Not too much different than stock TIM.
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Overall 6
6.0

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Tracen, pricebat.ca
31 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Fits on a CPU. Did not see the dramatic cooling deltas that I would count on for some thing as pricey. Had superior thermal condution from the stock compund that came with the CPU fan. Sets up like epoxy, no need to have for a ZIF socket, pulled the chip correct out cemented to the cooler although removing it. Some swear by it, other people dont. Dont think I would use once more.
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