Arctic Mx 4 Vs Silver 5

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Mar 25, 2014


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Howdy everyone.

Recently, I but bought a tube of Arctic MX-iv thermal paste to re-apply on my graphics card.
Just today I just establish out that I already got a tube of Chill Silverish 5 in my business firm.
The AS5 must have been non less than 5 years onetime at present from when I remember buying it.
The parcel has never been opened so it is more or less new (is it?).

Is the AS5 still good to apply despite its historic period?
If so, which 1 is better in terms of cooling performance? AS5 or MX-4?

My graphics menu is GTX 970 HOF air cooled.
And I do overclock the graphics carte du jour.

So, what should I use?

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I would recommend the MX-4. No cure time, non conductive, and slightly (<2C) better performing.

AS5 used to exist a very solid paste, now a days though, there are amend choices.



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I would recommend the MX-4. No cure time, non conductive, and slightly (<2C) better performing.

AS5 used to exist a very solid paste, now a days though, at that place are better choices.

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also you need to reapply s5 eventually with mx4 you dont

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AS5 dries out. That in itself isn’t bad, paste doesn’t bear heat, the silicates and diamond dust and other impurities are what actually conducts the heat transfer. So dry paste will work just fine. As long equally information technology’s still bonded. That’s the issue. Doesn’t accept long for vibrations, shifting, knocks or other impacts to break the seal and when that happens, dry paste is useless.



Mar 25, 2014


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AS5 dries out. That in itself isn’t bad, paste doesn’t carry heat, the silicates and diamond dust and other impurities are what actually conducts the heat transfer. So dry paste will work only fine. As long as it’south still bonded. That’southward the issue. Doesn’t take long for vibrations, shifting, knocks or other impacts to intermission the seal and when that happens, dry paste is useless.

So are yous suggesting that the AS5 is ameliorate once it dried out?
Or are you talking about all other pastes in general?
Also I don’t know what was on my graphics card earlier I’d take it apart.
Information technology works fine after four+ years though. 74 C under load swell at all.

Karadjgne



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At that place’s no telling exactly what’s on any gpu, they do come pre-assembled and the vendors sure aren’t giving out whatsoever real info.

No, AS5 is not better once dried out, information technology simply IS. It works the aforementioned wet or dry out, simply once it starts drying, any vibration or knock can intermission the seal and then information technology’s useless.

Years ago, nobody cared much almost temps. Equally long as it functioned, it was adept enough. Cpus had crappy coolers, paste was seriously expensive because in that location was no need, giant belfry cases had side by side to no airflow. Then ppl started caring when pc gaming started really taking off. Just paste was notwithstanding expensive, over $twenty for 2-iii applications. Then Arctic got smart. It mass produced AS5, you could become a tube with viii applications for $6. Didn’t take long, everyone with a pc knew virtually AS5, and it went global.

Didn’t get in an excellent paste, it’s always been mediocre, but it’southward inexpensive and ppl have heard of it. Name recognition. MX-2 and MX-four are fabricated by the same ppl, only considering MX-iv doesn’t dry out, and information technology’south slightly amend than AS5, it’s recommended for gpu applications, since gpus are subject to fan vibrations that cpus aren’t and so much.

For cpus I personally always use Noctua NT-H1 or Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.



Mar 25, 2014


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Oh, I got it now. Then the MX-4 is ameliorate in any given way.
I’ll use it with my graphics card then, cus I don’t want to mess around with it much.

As for the AS5, I don’t wanna toss it abroad for nothing. I’ll try it with my cpu, meet what information technology practise.
For experimental purpose you know.

Thanks very much everyone.
Have a nice twenty-four hours.

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Pitiful for the former thread revive but it’south important that people know thermal pastes should not be used if the paste itself is over 2 years old, this is the manufacturer’southward advisement.

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