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Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM

  • Made With 99.9% Pure Silver
  • High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound
  • Controlled Triple-Phase Viscosity
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Thermal compound is necessary to create a reliable transfer of heat from your computer's processor to its heatsink to keep your CPU from overheating. Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound does this with three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer. It's optimized for use between modern high-power CPUs and high-performance heatsinks or water-cooling solutions. This 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.

Note: This is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) version, which includes the product, but nothing else. They are packaged generically and are best suited for system builders who don't require documentation or bundled accessories.

  • newegg 99.9% Pure Silver The Arctic Silver 5 uses three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer.
  • newegg High Density The Arctic Silver 5 contains over 88% thermally conductive filler by weight. The thermally-enhanced ceramic particles including micronized silver, sub-micron zinc oxide, aluminum oxide and boron nitride particles improve the compound's performance and long-term stability.

Learn more about the Arctic Silver AS5-3.5G

Model

Brand
Arctic Silver
Model
AS5-3.5G

SPEC

Specifications
Average Particle Size:
<0.49 micron <0.000020 inch

Extended Temperature Limits:
Peak: -50 Degrees C to >180 Degrees C
Long-Term: -50 Degrees C to 130 Degrees 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 imbedded in the CPU core.


Coverage Area:
A 3.5 gram syringe 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 syringe will cover approximately 16 square inches.

Features

Features
Three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer.
Contains over 88% thermally conductive filler by weight.These thermally-enhanced ceramic particles improve the compound's performance and long-term stability
Ensure the best physical contact between the heatsink and the CPU core.
Will not separate, run, migrate, or bleed.
3.5-gram

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  • Terry R.
  • 4/20/2015 11:32:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUsing for years

Pros: This is the stuff for no-brainer choice for enthusiast build. Not like crazy enthusiast, but just eager to get good performance. Well documented and wide spread usage all contribute to good deal.

Cons: conductive, tho no prob ever with that, and I ain't exactly pristine clean.

Other Thoughts: just get this.

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  • Josh H.
  • 4/12/2015 9:51:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Lowers temps better then stock thermal paste, easy to apply and lasts a long time. Definitely recommend this paste!

Cons: Can short your motherboard, so be careful

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  • Adam S.
  • 4/11/2015 1:34:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent stuff

Pros: Excellent quality paste. Very easy to apply, excellent conduction and you get enough for multiple applications.

Replacing the stock paste on my EVGA GTX 660 with this gave me a decrease of ~10c under a sustained full load. I have also used arctic silver 5 with my processor for over a year and have seen excellent results.

Cons: None, really. The tiny tube of paste came in a massive bubble envelope, though, which was silly.

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  • Tristan H.
  • 4/9/2015 5:01:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid product, as ever.

Pros: As always, better temps than the junk included with the AIO I bought. Not the most modern gunk in the world, but at this point, it's as classic as Coca Cola.

Cons: It's still electrically conductive.

Other Thoughts: I'm actually surprised that the formula is unchanged - electrical conductivity isn't an issue as long as you are careful, but PC building is so much more popular now than it was when Arctic Silver 5 came out, I'm amazed that more people don't have issues with it.

I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2015 11:29:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: It is easy to apply, and my FX-8350's have been nice and low.

Cons: None, other than that it would be great if this stuff was packaged with cpus.

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  • Joseph G.
  • 4/8/2015 7:50:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable

Pros: Does what it's supposed to.

Cons: None.

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  • Michael B.
  • 4/8/2015 8:03:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Lowered my temps on CPU (FX-6300) and GPU (XFX 6870 Black) by 10C immediately, at idle everything is frosty cool and at max load, everything is frosty cool. Will never buy another paste again.

Cons: Didn't come with any Arctic Silver stickers for my case.

Other Thoughts: Will never buy another thermal paste again.

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  • Rizwan A.
  • 4/5/2015 9:39:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsarctic silver 5

Pros: Great cooling ability. Another factor is application of the thermal compound.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Keeps my i5 running cooler than stock paste under load

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  • Evan H.
  • 4/5/2015 8:21:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Does what it is suppose to do.

Cons: Costs 9$.

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  • David M.
  • 4/4/2015 9:51:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs3 thermal tested

Pros: tested
1)Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal 2)ZALMAN ZM - STG1 Thermal Compound
3)GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound

this is the specs of my computer
fx 8350@ 4.4ghz
ARCTIC Freezer A30 Extreme CPU Cooler - AMD, 320W Ultimate Cooling Power, Direct-Touch
TEMPERATUR: test idle after first 5-6min
1)Artic silver 5: temp: 18C
2)Zalman : temp: 16C
3Gelid : temp: 22C
TEMPERATUR:test underload 100% first 5min
1)Artic silver 5: temp: 41C
2:Zalman :temp: 49C
3) Gelid :temp: 46C
I hope this will help u to make a choice

Cons: nothing!

Other Thoughts: better underload compared to others

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