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    Question artic silver 5?or arctic ceramique

    whats the best thermal grease....me thinks artic silver ?not sure which one to get.does using a thermal grease affect the warranty?????
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    Thermal grease doesn't affect the warranty AFAIK.

    Thermal expoxy is for sticking heathinks to things - you don't want that. As for AS5/Ceramique I aren't sure which - I still use ASII and I'll be damned if I'm buying another tube until this one has run out.
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    yeh u get alot in a tube right?

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    I have some coolermaster stuff, haven't used any yet. Was gonna get some AS5 for a fiver, but since I've got the coolermaster stuff, I might as well give it a go!

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    I use either AS5 or AS3 for most things, ASTE for the sticking heatsinks all over my motherboard

    Ceramique is very good for subzero temperatures as it doesn't turn to concrete when you drop below zero.

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    Yes, you get quite a bit in a tube really - especially if you apply super thin layers onto .13micron cores like the Tbred and Barton.
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    I've got some nanotherm pcm+ which appears to work pretty well too, you only need a couple of drops so the size of the bottle isn't really a problem
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    I've got the coolmaster kit and that comes with a nice template and a credit card plastic thing for applying the compound to the bottom of your heatsink.

    So far I've done about 8 CPU's and theres loads left ( oh and a southbridge cooler as well )

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    So what gives the lowest temp then?
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    as5 in most benches.

    ceramique is almost as good, and is nonconductive so if you're malcoordinated you donm't need to worry where it goes

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    So how much temp differance can it make
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    ceramique is my choice, its nice to use and cleans easy.


    ANY thermal grease apart from that from a retail cpu pack voids warranty

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    Where do you get ceramique?
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    i know OckUk do it

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    i have heard that Coolermaster Premium Thermal Compound is very good does anyone use this, if so how much differance does it make?
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    that stuff is crap in my experience. mainly because it wouldent lay properly and kept slipping off the core

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