|AS5 12g, High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound [15 in stock]|
(1 customer review)
|AS5 3.5g, High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound [1626 in stock]|
(9 customer reviews)
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
The world's favourite thermal compound now available in a large 12g tube.
Introducing Arctic Silver 5 With its unique high-density filling of micronised silver and enhanced thermally conductive ceramic particles, Arctic Silver 5 provides a new level of performance and stability. Now available at Arctic Silver dealers worldwide, Arctic Silver 5 is definitely The New Reference. Arctic Silver 5 is optimized for use between modern high-power CPUs and high performance heatsinks or water-cooling solutions.
Contains 99.9% pure silver
Arctic Silver 5 uses three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer.
Arctic Silver 5 contains over 88% thermally Conductive filler by weight. In addition to micronized silver, Arctic Silver 5 also contains sub-micron zinc oxide, aluminium oxide and boron nitride particles. These thermally-enhanced ceramic particles improve the compound's performance and long-term stability.
Controlled Triple-Phase Viscosity
Arctic Silver 5 does not contain any silicone. The suspension fluid is a proprietary mixture of advanced polysynthetic oils that work together to provide three distinctive functional phases. As it comes from the tube, Arctic Silver 5's consistency is engineered for easy application. During the CPU's initial use, the compound thins out to enhance the filling of the microscopic valleys and ensure the best physical contact between the heatsink and the CPU core. Then the compound thickens slightly over the next 50 to 200 hours of use to its final consistency designed for long-term stability.20d7
(This should not be confused with conventional phase change pads that are pre-attached to many heatsinks. Those pads melt each time they get hot then re-solidify when they cool. The viscosity changes that Arctic Silver 5 goes through are much more subtle and ultimately much more effective.)
Not Electrically Conductive
Arctic Silver 5 was formulated to conduct heat, not electricity.
(While much safer than electrically conductive silver and copper greases, Arctic Silver 5 should be kept away from electrical traces, pins, and leads. While it is not electrically conductive, the compound is very slightly capacitive and could potentially cause problems if it bridges two close-proximity electrical paths.)
Arctic Silver 5 will not separate, run, migrate, or bleed.
For more information please visit the manufacturer's website.
|AS 5 12g||AS5 3.5g|
|Thermal Conductance||>350,000W/m2 °C (0.001 inch layer)|
|Thermal Resistance||<0.0045°C-in2/Watt (0.001 inch layer)|
|Average Particle Size||<0.49 microns <0.000020 inch|
|Extended Temperature Limits||Peak: –50°C to >180°C Long-Term: –50°C to 130°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 embedded in the CPU core.|
|Coverage Area||3.5 gram tube 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 tube will cover approximately 16 square inches.|
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Jens Kristian Håverstad - Posted: 16 Jan 2012 14:19
My favourite thermal paste. I've tried the most popular ones and ended up on this. Doesn't open up a computer without it.
Anonymous - Posted: 8 Jun 2011 18:30
Used this on an AMD Phenom II X6 chip with a Corsair HD50 cooler (push/pull setup). Dropped temps by 10 degrees. Prime95 running for 24hrs, max temps were 35!
Apply a pea size blob in the middle of your CPU and then use the process of securing your cooling block as a way of spreading evenly without air pockets.
Use ArctiClean first!
Ryan Cooper - Posted: 12 Oct 2010 00:18
There's no way of telling how good this paste is compared to others on the market or against stock that you get as I haven't tried any others with the same cooler. However it's fairly cheap for the amount you get and is easy to use... I wouldn't have thought this would be needed if your cooler comes with its own paste...
Anonymous - Posted: 26 Apr 2010 10:54
This is by far the best thermal compound I've used - it's incredibly easy to work with, provides excellent smooth coverage even when just spreading with your finger, and with a 3GHz quad core running at a cool 27C when idle, it's definitely doing its job in helping to transfer heat through to the CPU cooler. Great product.
Gary Rooksby - Posted: 27 Jan 2010 20:41
Top quality product 99.9% pure silver. Does it make a difference? You bet! High quality syringe too so it's easy to apply without wastage. Resealable bag to keep it clean/safe. What more could you want for less than a fiver? Top customer service? Check. Quiet PC has got the best. Now stop reading and go buy it. You won't regret it.
Anonymous - Posted: 16 Dec 2009 11:21
My Quad Core Q6600 was hitting upwards of 90 degrees Celsius, so I decided to take action. Granted, there was a fair bit of dust in the heatsink, which I vacuum cleaned, but the temperatures dropped to below 40 degrees and are hovering around that mark right now. Fantastic performance from the product and I expect it to get better once it sets in. Thoroughly recommended!
RICHARD ANTHONY WEBLEY - Posted: 15 Dec 2009 17:19
I purchased the thermal paste along with the Arctic Silver Thermal paste remover after reading countless reviews of AS products. I can't believe this product has worked so effectively. I have read numerous reviews where decreases of 10 Degrees C have been achieved during the "burn-in" process.... Well I can honestly say that mine has dropped from a high 59 Deg C (not quite sure why so high) to a standard 38 Deg C - An amazing drop of 19 DEGREES C, looking forward to analysing the temps post "burn-in". Fantastic!!
Mr. Kevin Bartlett - Posted: 26 Dec 2008 21:40
Clean first with ArctiClean, and follow the instructions for your processor type from the Arctic Silver web site and watch your temps fall. My temps dropped by a whopping 10°C and after running a stress test on my Q6700 for 13.5 hours the highest temp was 49°C! (How "COOL" is that? :-D) I now only use ArctiClean and Arctic Silver 5 on all my builds. If you are not doing a lot of cooler swapping it is great value (I've changed around 6 coolers and I still have over a third of a tube left). But for system builders and OEM's the larger tube would be better value for money. Either way, it's a great product and supplied by a very helpful bunch of people. If you ever need help on quiet PC's take a look through the forums; if you can't find the answer you are looking for, register and ask.