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    LF cheapest place to buy arctic silver 5

    what is the cheapest place online to buy arctic silver 5 w/the cheapest shipping
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    probably newegg as shipping is probably free. Dont you have any paste around? its been tested that artic silver only gains maybe 1 or 2 degrees.....

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    those few degrees make all the difference
    my p4 2.6c is overclocked to 3.4ghz and it is 37C idle and 41C full load
    I've seen the review and i should loose something like 10C because i am currently using generic silicne..
    newegg has it for 5 + 4 for shipping
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    HA! 1 or 2 degrees cooler at worst. I was using some Coolermaster premium silver compound because the store was out of AS. When I switched to AS3, my temps dropped about 10C at idle and about 12C at full load. BTW, that Coolermaster stuff is garbage. I contribute some of AS3's effectiveness to the fact that it's very easy to spread into a thin even layer.
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    thats what i'm talking about!
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    man if you lost 12deg at full load im betting your heatsink wasnt seated correctly the first time, or you used too much paste because using no paste at all shouldnt raise temps 12deg. I didnt see you were overclocking though, in that case yeah any advantage is a good one.....

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    it is also non-cundactive and a lot easier to clean then anything I had before

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    just realised you are talkinh about AC5 and I thought you were talking about Arctic silver ceramique, well previous post goes for that one

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    ive got coolermaster stuff and it was murder to apply i just couldnt get it right. i ended up making a right mess all over the processor and HS when i was finished fitting it!!
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    Originally posted by d94
    those few degrees make all the difference
    my p4 2.6c is overclocked to 3.4ghz and it is 37C idle and 41C full load
    I've seen the review and i should loose something like 10C because i am currently using generic silicne..
    newegg has it for 5 + 4 for shipping
    I hate to burst your bubble, but there is no way a new application of Arctic Silver to your proc is going to give that kind of decrease. The temps you have now are more than adequate, and I doubt you'll see below 39c at full load with AS5. Air cooling has limits you know. Thermal paste cannot magcally break those limits. Look to watercooling if you want a 10c drop at idle/load.
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    When I switched to AS3, my temps dropped about 10C at idle and about 12C at full load
    After I read this I had alot to say.. but you guys pretty much said it all. I bet your heatsink wasnt seated correctly before or you just put wayyyy too much on. I use radio shack silicone thermal paste on mine, always have :P Right now at idle my processor is at 42c, are you telling me if I run out and buy some AS3 I will drop to 32c idle ? :P I find that hard to believe.. I would say maybe 2c tops.

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    I just replaced the generic thermalpaste on a computer with AS3 last week. The temp drops were about 2C idle and 4C under load. That might still be on the high side though; it looked like the previous owner had applied way too much paste in the first place.

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    Yeah dude, 10*C drop from 41*C...right. That probably wouldn't even happen with watercooling actually.

    I would stick with what you have. I remember I used to use AS3 and I noticed no more than maybe 1*C or 2*C difference (as stated above) over the usual white grease. I'm sticking to RadioShack white silicone stuff because its so cheap.

    I wouldn't worry about a 41*C max load temp anyways... man, you won't get *any* extra MHz by lowering the temperature at those current settings right now if you're only at 41*C. Don't even worry about lowering your temps for OCing a P4 until you hit around 52*C or so. 60*C these things usually crash/restart (in my experience) and they get flaky around 55-56*C. I've had like 6 P4s
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    I applied the Coolermaster crap the same way I applied the AS3. When I took off the heatsink there was a perfect footprint of the cpu, so please don't patronize me, thanks. I'm not some huge noob, I know how to apply the stuff. I'm just telling you what happened.
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    Originally posted by DJ_Keoki
    I applied the Coolermaster crap the same way I applied the AS3. When I took off the heatsink there was a perfect footprint of the cpu, so please don't patronize me, thanks. I'm not some huge noob, I know how to apply the stuff. I'm just telling you what happened.
    You already stated why the temperature drop happened, which you may or may not be aware of. It comes down to being able to spread a very thin, even layer- that pretty much paraphrases what you said above. I think if you would have been able to get a good application of the Coolermaster stuff on the proc, there wouldn't have been much difference with AS3. I've never used Coolermaster's thermal grease so I can't say how hard it is to apply.
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