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Arctic Silver CMQ-22G The high-density, ceramic-based thermal compound

  • CMQ-22G
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Why would you want to spread some sort of paste on your precious processor?

Why? Because it's good for it.

Thermal compound is necessary to create a more efficient transfer of heat from your computer's processor to its heatsink. Arctic Silver CMQ-22G Ceramique Thermal Compound uses a high-density layered composite of five unique shapes of thermally conductive aluminum oxide, boron nitride and zinc oxide sub-micron particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer. Arctic Silver claims that this unique blend provides heat-transfer performance exceeding most metal-based compounds. This 2.5-gram tube will cover approximately 20 square inches, at a layer of 0.003-inches thick.

  • newegg High-Density Ceramic Content The Arctic Silver Ceramique CMQ-22G uses high-density, ceramic-based content to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer to deliver impressive cooling performance .
  • newegg Electrical Insulator Not having metal or any other conductive materials, the Arctic Silver Ceramique CMQ-22G is neither electrically conductive nor capacitive.

Learn more about the Arctic Silver CMQ-22G

Model

Brand
Arctic Silver
Model
CMQ-22G

SPEC

Specifications
Thermal Resistance:
<0.007°C-in2/Watt (0.001 inch layer)

Thermal Conductance:
>200,000W/m2.°C (0.001 inch layer)

Average Particle Size:
<0.38 microns <0.000015 inch
( 67 particles lined up in a row equal 1/1000th of an inch. )

Temperature limits:
Peak: –150°C to >180°C Long-Term: –150°C to 125°C

Coverage Area:
22-gram syringes. (About 8cc)
At a layer 0.003" thick, one tube will cover approximately 160 square inches.

Features

Features
High-Density ceramic content:
Céramique uses a high-density layered composite of five unique shapes of thermally conductive aluminum oxide, boron nitride and zinc oxide sub-micron particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer. This exclusive combination provides performance exceeding most metal based compounds.

Controlled Triple-Phase Viscosity:
Céramique does not contain any silicone.

The suspension fluid is a proprietary mixture of advanced polysynthetic oils that provide superior performance and long-term stability.

During the system's initial use, the heat from the CPU lowers the viscosity of the compound to enhance the filling of the microscopic valleys and ensure a minimum bond line between the heatsink and the CPU core. Then the compound thickens slightly over the next 100 to 300 hours of use to its final consistency designed for long-term stability.
(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 Céramique goes through are much more subtle and ultimately much more effective.)

Excellent Stability:
Céramique is engineered to not separate, run, migrate, or bleed.

Electrical Insulator:
Céramique does not contain any metal or other electrically conductive materials. It is a pure electrical insulator, neither electrically conductive nor capacitive.

Performance:
2 to 10 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.

Easy Clean Up:
Céramique can easily be cleaned from CPUs and heatsinks with isopropyl alcohol or any of the cleaners

Innovative Dispenser:
The 2.5-gram Céramique is the first product available in our proprietary thermal compound syringe. Our new syringe is more compact, easier to handle and dispe

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  • Jason S.
  • 1/30/2014 9:10:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHolds up well

Pros: I have had this tube for over 5 years now. It has not dried out in the least bit at all. Still applies well and is pretty effective
Huge amount, I've probably applied this stuff in well over 100 builds

Cons: none

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  • Jeff F.
  • 2/26/2013 10:11:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLasts forever!!

Pros: High heat conductivity!.. Cools temps 6c idle and 8c full load, Core2 3.4 for 6 years. no drying out, easy to remove (yeah im sloppy) got it all over the edges of cpu in 2007 when i applied it.. just reordered another big tube have used it on my personal builds.. Arctic 5 on builds i send out. the remaining amount in my tube (stored in the fridge since 07) still applied well and cooled current cpu net temp drops 8c idle and 6c full load prime95. IMO its the best there is.

Cons: im going to complain that its lasts too long in the tube, if it went bad we would have to buy more sooner. (jk)

Other Thoughts: Just for info there is no breaking in period for thermal compound... the time it takes to Break in is the time it takes for the small polymers to soak down into the small microscopic crevices. and weather it is made w silver, aluminum, ceramic.. they are all non conductive they r mixed w a non conductive polymer the combination makes the compound Resist conducing electricity... they are all heat conductors. the same technology is used in the cooling compounds in liquid cooling units. In the early days of applying this compound... lol i thought more was better .. and always put on a ton.. none of the comp that i did this to failed.. they did not cool as well as they could have because too much is almost worse than not enough. very thin layer on both cpu and block so thin u can almost see thru it.. then no mess and it will heat into the surfaces faster. The above statement is my opinion, if it differs from yours you are probably wrong (lol jk)

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  • Caleb O.
  • 10/26/2011 3:32:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works as a ceramic thermal compound should.

Cons: Sticky, thick stuff, don't get it on anything, you'll regret it.

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  • Thomas M.
  • 5/16/2011 7:45:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCeramique

Pros: Exceptional heat transfer, cooling capabilities. Incredible price: 22 grams (100+ uses) for $8. Ceramic-based: Not electrically conductive or capacitive. Fairly easy to apply and remove.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I initially bought Ceramique based on its specifications and reviews, but especially its price. It has now performed exceptionally well over quite a few years and applications. Cleans fairly easily with isopropyl alcohol and cotton swabs. Probably the best thermal compound for the money. Currently helps (along with AC Freezer 7) keep Athlon II X4 640 quad-cores under 20 degrees Celcius.

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  • carlos m.
  • 4/28/2011 9:18:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood stuff

Pros: this tim paired with a cooler master hyper 212 with 2 fans in push pull gets me low 30's depending on ambient (i live in deep south texas right now temps are hovering around 100) and never over 40 C while gaming

Cons: not the easiest to get off of your fingers

Other Thoughts: i prefer the grain of rice and then spread with a razor blade method as then i know i'm getting full coverage and don't have to wiggle a giant cooler around on top of my shiny new processors

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  • Erik A.
  • 4/17/2011 7:20:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: This product is very cheap for the amount and seems to work well. Many have said that it is too thick, but I follow the directions of putting some in the center the size of 1 1/2 grains of rice and though you may think that it won't spread due to its thickness I have found that when I removed the heatsink after a while of use it has actually spread from corner to corner covering the whole CPU.

Cons: It has a long 'break in' period, I have heard as long as 300 hours.
When it has set up it is almost ceramic, thus the name I suppose. It does bind the heatsink to the CPU somewhat, though I have never had it damage any equipment, likely because I don't spread it on like peanut butter on a peanut butter sandwich, just be aware that if you use too much it may act like super glue.

Other Thoughts: I bought a 22g tube of this not knowing how large it was and I wonder if I will ever use it all, not that that is a bad thing, just keep it in the refrigerator or freezer point down to help keep it from separating.
When removing heatsink from CPU I just wiggled until the seal ceramique made broke and it cleaned up easily with some of the arctic silver remover.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/11/2011 12:44:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Stuff

Pros: Easy to use and work with.
gets the job right the first time.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: i have used before will only use Arctic Silver

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  • Will B.
  • 4/4/2011 12:50:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKeeps Temps Low

Pros: Keeps temps low. Works great for replacing dried thermal paste on stock coolers or putting aftermarket ones on. Its a lot cheap alternative then always using the more expensive Arctic Sliver 5 especially when u work on a lot of computers

Cons: Not really a con but little different then Arctic Silver 5 Thermal

Other Thoughts: Used it on both AMD Phenom II and Intel Quads without any issues

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  • Robert H.
  • 3/23/2011 7:15:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected

Pros: Easy to apply. Forms a good seal/bond with a direct touch heat pipe type of CPU cooler.

Cons: A tad expensive but I have plenty left over for future builds.

Other Thoughts: Lynda Carter rules a Wonder Woman. The new WW is ok but will never surpass the original.

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  • Dennis D.
  • 3/22/2011 8:06:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts thermal paste

Pros: My new phenom has yet to fry after a week of use.

Cons: None yet that I know of.

Other Thoughts: You put this stuff between your cpu and heatsink and its suppose to keep your cpu from melting down. I will let you know in about a year how well the stuff works.

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