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    anyone have/reviewed Arctic silver 5?

    not sure why it's 5 and not 4.. but still.. i found it at a local computer place.. and then on arctic silvers website.

    anyone have this stuff yet? or know of a review on it?

    i just got some Arctic CERAMIQUE not 2 months ago and although this stuff can't be "that" much better.. i'd like to know it's still competitive.
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    ""In Japan, which is a huge market for Arctic Silver, the number 4 is associated with death. That is a real mood-killer in marketing, particularly in relation to expensive hardware. Therefore Arctic Silver plays leap-frog and skips the number "4". This is kinda like the 13th floor of a hotel.

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    wow .. now i can use Arctic Silver in a trivia question booya!!
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    A review:

    http://www.overklokking.no/annet/arc..._5/eindex.html

    The average improvement over AS3 seems to lie between .25-.5 of a degree celcius. *yawn*

    Well, I guess it's an improvement; and at least they seem impressed.

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    yes, and all this under very controlled environments.

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    RDX The temperature difference you quoted is with the fan running on only 7 volts. There was not enough airflow to remove the heat from the heatsink. With the fan at 12 volts, the difference is over 2C and this is on an Innovatek KT3, which as significant compression.
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    Arctic Silver 5 with improvement of 1-2C is a good buy for $10 compared to a heat sink.
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    Lightbulb

    I would only buy if you're out of AS3 or Ceramique. I was hoping they would make it easier to apply than AS3, but no such luck. Get it cheap at http://www.svc.com . $7. shipped!

    . And Q isn't as much a font of useless info as he seems, he just read this Review before you did...
    .bh.


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    hmmm.. i've just read the review.. this stuff is pretty good considering it's just a more refined AS3 really..

    i wonder if the temps would have changed much if they had left it to cure for the recommended 300hrs that Acrtic Silver says to.. makes ya wonder...

    hopefully there'll be some other reviews coming soon that take this into consideration.
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    That review is old news. It's been there for a couple of months. But I still question the validity of 1 to 2 degrees C improvement. I still think these lab tests are **** when compared to the real world. I might give them the .5 to 1 but doubt they'll get anything more.
    The newest wave now is carbon black used in heatsink paste. Also coating the bottom of heatsinks with man made diamond material. How much better do they think air cooling can get? They are wasting big time on very small results. Someone has to design a very innovative heatsink that requires no special installation and doesnt have liquid running thru your electronics.
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    The*Q* - That review was posted 13 days ago on October 10th.

    And if the newest wave is carbon black, I wouldn't get out my surfboard yet.
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    wow.. i am learning.. that black stuff is pretty neat.. shame you need 100 psi for it to work properly..

    Pressure Considerations

    Carbon Black performance is strongly dependent on the pressure applied on the material. Below 100 psi, the compression is not sufficient to enable optimal conductivity of the carbon particles. We measured the amount of pressure required to disengage the bracket of the Thermalright SLK800 to be around 45 lbs, which translates into a pressure of roughly 90 lbs of the heatsink onto the processor's die of 108 mm2. Corresponding metrics are 42 kg/cm2 or ~4.1 MegaPascal or ~ 600 PSI. To the best of our knowledge, performance of AS is not pressure-dependent as long as there is enough pressure to warrant good contact.
    and yes that artical was made on Oct. 8th 2003.. and not Aug. 10th 2003.. you crazy american's and your short form dates j/k

    whatever.. any innovation taken by thermal compound/paste companies is good.. as there will always be a connact surface to fill between the CPU and heatsink.. unless you try that direct water contact method one guy was trying out like a year ago.. but i think that didn't work too well and damaged his CPU core.. i wonder what happened to that guy..??
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    Is anyone else thinking Tampon applicator or is it just me?

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    seeing how i have that exact thing not 2 feet away from me.. i'd rather not thank you
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