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Thermal Compound

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste

( 4.8 Average / 268 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Arctic Silver

Model

5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver

Part #

AS5-3.5G

Amount

3.5g

Features

Three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer.
Contains over 88% thermally conductive filler by weight.These thermally-enhanced ceramic particles improve the compound's performance and long-term stability
Ensure the best physical contact between the heatsink and the CPU core.
Will not separate, run, migrate, or bleed.
3.5-gram

Specifications

Average Particle Size: <0.49 micron <0.000020 inch
Extended Temperature Limits: Peak: -50 Degrees C to >180 Degrees C
Long-Term: -50 Degrees C to 130 Degrees C
Performance: 3 to 12 degrees centigrade lower CPU full load core temperatures than standard thermal compounds or thermal pads when measured with a calibrated thermal diode imbedded in the CPU core.
Coverage Area: A 3.5 gram syringe contains enough compound to cover at least 15 to 25 small CPU cores, or 6 to 10 large CPU cores, or 2 to 5 heat plates. At a layer 0.003" thick, the 3.5 gram syringe will cover approximately 16 square inches.

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Reviews

from completed build Teo Teska Mini ITX 2015

Do I even need to say anything about this... simply the best paste possible

Solid

from completed build Senbonzakura

Best thermal paste.

from completed build NeoBlue

Like computer sex lube. Not much to say about it...

highly recommend , get the job done of course

Don't use stock paste if you are gonna even think about overclocking.

from completed build The Screamer Mk-1

I heard good things about this thermal compound, and it's pretty good for the money, though it does have a lengthy break-in time.

from completed build ROG & Corsair

Great quality, great price. If you want better cooling performance, don't hesitate taking the included thermal compound off and replacing it with this. It bringed the temperature down by 3°C.

from completed build NUnique

I do think that this is the best investment to make if you care about price/performance or sheer performance. Luckily I think I managed to get a good application from the first try. Pea size folks. It's not a 10 core Xeon, so even 3/4 of a pea will do. Less is more. You really need tiny amounts to cover the die, once the heatsink has squished it all. I didn't spread or anything. I don't think a credit card is smoother than the heatsink. I'm just leaving myself open to air bubbles, which have adverse effects on temps.

from completed build Contrast - New Build 2015

Does what it needs to.