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Old 05-18-2006, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read newegg reviews and people are saying it lowers there temps, is it worth it to get it? If so, link me please.
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yes. ummm, you already read the reviews so you obviously found the product page. no link.
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i want more opinions on here, does it actually work better than other greases? i dont see how lol
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it just does. it as different chemical/physical properties. there are some compouds which are supposedly better than AS5 though
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yea its like 99% pure silver or somethig, which we all know is a good heat conductor
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I recently bought AS5. i was on my stock thermalpaste some white crud. And my temps where 55-65c IDLE!!!! and full load like 66-68c and my pc would just lock up. Now i idle at 35-40c, and full load about 50-53c
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You can expect 5%-10% drop in temperatures if applied properly.
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yea its like 99% pure silver or somethig, which we all know is a good heat conductor
negative.

if you read any of arctic silver's documentation or even a syringe of AS5 you will notice the phrase "polysynthetic silver". it is a compound designed to have similar thermal conductivity to silver, minus the electrical conductivity.
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waa, i swear i read it was 99%, im gonna have to go find my old tube and read it

EDIT, oh yea alright the i dunno where i got pure sliver from

http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/file...ic_silver5.jpg


EDIT, hold up, what the deal with thes then?

http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm
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:amazed: i apologise. it would seem i am mistaken.
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