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Windows 7: Arctic Silver 5?

01 Jan 2010   #1
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 
Arctic Silver 5?

Hi.

Last week I took my laptop apart to give it it's first good clean since buying it, and god did it need it because the amount of crap that had built up was like a felt strip across the mail vent.

So when I was in CCL last week I bought a little tube of AS5, but when I've searched this morning to see how best to apply it, discovered that it's not adhesive as such, well at all, and wondered if it will make a difference?
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01 Jan 2010   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

No. It's not adhesive, because it's not glue

Any adhesion comes from usage once the heatsink is back on. It takes a little while to 'cure' compared to some other compounds.

It's still regarded as one the better Thermal pastes.
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01 Jan 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

as5 should be applied as a small rice grain size to the centre of the cpu,it is only a paste ,the ceramic is better if you apply too much thermal paste it can actually have the opposite effect
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01 Jan 2010   #4
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
as5 should be applied as a small rice grain size to the centre of the cpu,it is only a paste ,the ceramic is better if you apply too much thermal paste it can actually have the opposite effect
I concur. I have used the grain method, and also spread it with an old credit card.
Outcome was the same. Need to ensure you clean the cpu and heatsink thoroughly before use.
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01 Jan 2010   #5
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Well I've put some on, so will just see how it goes. The attachment is how it looked before, I didn't take an after though.
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01 Jan 2010   #6
Qdos

 

AS5 might not be glue, but it sticks like blit to a shanket...

I prefer Ceramiqué as performance is just as good, and disassembly is easier...
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01 Jan 2010   #7
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

wow that looked a lot of paste there, i also put some on my laptop nvidia card also the temp dropped by 6 degrees!
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01 Jan 2010   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

How it should be applied depends on your specific processor.

See instructions here:

Arctic Silver Incorporated - Route to Product Instructions for Arctic Silver 5
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01 Jan 2010   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

thanks for that, ignatzatsonic
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02 Jan 2010   #10
MyWin7

 

on a side note

I came across a test site claiming toothpaste is a pretty good conductor - not for general use but if it is an emergency situation it will work nicely 'til you got the real stuff.

http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm
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