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Old 08-11-2006, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im about to order a 22g arctic silver ceramique over at which is only $8, i also see though that they sell a 2.5g one for $4. So do you get that much more for only $4, or are they different.
Or if anyone else has anything they recommend to order(will be using it on a zalman9500), i got a little scared off from as5 as i heard it can damage hardware and with my luck i rather not try it,but also heard ceramique can glue your processor to your heatsink.
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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as5 damage hardware ?? thats crazy talk. that stuff is fine, anyways simple math shows its almost 9 times as much, so thats how much more you get for paying 2 times as much. only good if your gonna have several applications to use it on, other wise the 2.5 is good for a one shot deal.

the ARCTIC COOLING MX-1 is supposed to be the best for low temps idk what kinda cpu your using it on, but thats another option.

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Old 08-11-2006, 02:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i only have 1 processor(x2 3800) to use it on, just thought you had to apply it every few months.
If its true the mx-1 is better i guess ill purchase that one, just have to make up my mind quick as im running my cpu with a mix of 2 thermal compounds atm.
any more input is appreciated,thanks
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It'd be interesting for a thermal compound to damage the hardware... don't think they'd be in business long!

I'm not an I only respread when changing mobo's or (has only happened once thus far, hairy cats I tell ya) when just cleaning it out -- you'd be surprised at how much cat hair builds up in there! Nonetheless I only have a single-core, but the 2.5g I bought...has lasted three times, and plan to use it once more -- following the the instructions here: -- putting only maybe .5 - 1g on at a time. Temps were really never a problem for me..but it definetly has not damaged anything...and my CPU (AMD 3200+) runs at about 35º idle, 39º loaded, using the retail fan.

I've always used the AS5...since it's what I bought to start with...

Dunno if any advice is in there, but yeah...
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