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Arctic Silver CMQ2-25G Céramique 2 Tri-Linear Ceramic Thermal Compound - OEM - OEM

  • High-density, ceramic-based thermal compound
  • Tri-Linear Ceramic Content
  • Polysynthetic Suspension Fluid

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Model

Brand
Arctic Silver
Model
CMQ2-25G

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Specifications
Average Particle Size: <0.36 microns <0.000015 inch (70 particles lined up in a row equal 1/1000th of an inch.)

Temperature limits: Peak: -150 Degrees C to >185 Degrees C Long-Term: -150 Degrees C to 130 Degrees C

Coverage Area: 25-gram syringes. (Approximately 9.2cc) At a layer 0.003" thick, one tube will cover about 200 square inches.

Important Reminder:
Due to the unique shapes and sizes of the particles in Ceramique 2, it will take a minimum of 25 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to reach maximum conductivity. (This period will be longer in a system without a fan on the heatsink.) On systems measuring actual internal core temperatures via the CPU's internal diode, the measured temperature will often drop slightly over this "break-in" period. This break-in will occur during the normal use of the computer as long as the computer is turned off from time to time and the interface is allowed to cool to room temperature. Once the break-in is complete, the computer can be left on if desired.

Features

Features
Tri-Linear Ceramic Content:
Like the original Ceramique, Ceramique 2 uses only ceramic fillers so it is neither electrically conductive nor capacitive. The tri-linear composite of aluminum oxide, zinc oxide and boron nitride allows the thinnest possible bond line with modern processors, heatsinks and electronics. Critically-sized particles and new ultra-high shear mixing techniques maximize Ceramique 2's thermal performance and help maintain a stable homogenous suspension. This exclusive combination provides performance exceeding most metal based compounds.

Polysynthetic Suspension Fluid:
A new oil mixture, improved thermal filler properties and increased particle deagglomeration, dispersal and density enhance Ceramique 2's thermal performance and overall stability. The third generation polysynthetic suspension fluid combines advanced synthetic oils to maximize wetting and stability while allowing a higher density of thermally conductive fillers.

Excellent Stability:
Ceramique 2 is engineered to not separate, run, migrate, or bleed.

Electrical Insulator:
Ceramique 2 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.

Innovative Dispenser:
The amount of compound remaining in the 2.7-gram syringe is easy to determine as the rear of the plunger is perfectly flush with the flange when the syringe is empty.

Easy Clean Up:
Ceramique 2 can easily be cleaned from CPUs and heatsinks with ArctiClean, isopropyl alcohol or any of the cleaners listed in the product instructions.

Compliancy:RoHS Compliant
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  • Shaun W.
  • 8/21/2015 9:55:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this stuff

Pros: I've been using this for my aftermarket heatsinks since 2005 and it has always proved easy to apply and performed its job well.

Cons: None thus far.

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  • Tony L.
  • 8/1/2015 9:19:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood stuff

Pros: Great value and you get a lot of it. Nonconductive is important to me. Applies smoothly and cleans off easily.

Cons: The syringe it comes in takes a lot of pushing to get anything out of it.

Other Thoughts: Wish the syringe worked easier.

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  • Kevin J.
  • 6/16/2015 5:42:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Large amount. I didn't even realize I'd ordered the 25g tube until it came today. Should last me awhile, so, there's that at least.

Ceramic means it's not electrically conductive or capacitive, so it's forgiving of mistakes.

The price is great. When all my parts come in I plan to install it right from the get-go, so I won't really have a before/after temperature comparison, but there's plenty of reviews here already attesting to its ability to drop processor temps.

Cons: Arrived with the tip broken off. The entire syringe had just been tossed in a box with several heavy items, with only a couple deflated strips of air packing thrown in on top. Not going to knock off a star for that, though, since that's not really a product quality issue.

From reading reviews here this seems to be a common issue. Newegg customer service is shipping me a replacement, no hassle at all, so I've got no complaints there. One of the reasons I keep shopping here is because even when I have an experience like this, customer service is right on it, and quickly.

Other Thoughts: It's ceramic, not silicone, so expect to have a little more difficulty spreading it out. Like any thermal paste, just a thin layer will do - but unlike silicone paste it's not going to spread out on its own.

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  • Mike A.
  • 2/23/2015 6:29:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorth the mess?

Pros: Plenty of paste for a fair price. Nice syringe applicator.

Cons: Super sticky, messy, and very difficult to spread.

Other Thoughts: If I had known how hard it was to apply a thin, even layer of this stuff, I would have never bought it. Yeah, it works, but I don't think it's worth the effort it takes to put it on. (and clean off.) As far as cooling goes, it's not any better than the cheaper brands I've tried. I'm really starting to doubt if thermal paste is even necessary. I recently saw a review on all of the top brands, including this one. Guess what performed just as well as them? Mayonnaise. yep.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2015 3:59:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood stuff

Pros: all good with no worries good product and company used them for years

Cons: Nope

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  • Jared M.
  • 1/7/2015 1:50:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far, So good

Pros: I bought the tube originally not knowing if I'd need to use it building my computer. Turns out both the APU heatsink and the Liquid cooler I installed had some pre-applied. I just found my liquid cooler's thermal compound had already dried out and began to overheat my APU.

I just dropped a blob of this onto the unit, stuck it to the chip and bolted it in. So far, definately 15c cooler than idle was before. at least.. Its been in the computer for a little over an hour, and its still 15c cooler than it was before

Cons: None yet!

Other Thoughts: I don't recall WHY I picked this compound, other than price, brand rep, and according to the reviews, I might have picked it because it's not electrically conductive. something someone like me (who's never applied thermal paste before in his life) would find invaluable.

$9 for a tube of ceramic 'glue' of sorts for a CPU Cooler? Hell, I just spent $899 on parts, Might as well burn another $10 on preventative care, Right? Glad I did!

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  • David A.
  • 12/13/2014 8:56:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsArctic Silver CMQ2 works better than silicon

Pros: Transfers heat a bit better than the silicone grease
Cheap

Cons: Not as mobile as silicone

Other Thoughts: It appears to lower my temps by a couple of degrees. I read a forum post that said one should spread this thinly, rather than putting a glob in the center and expecting it to spread. The second time I put it on, I spread it thinly. Works great.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/25/2014 5:25:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsArctic Silver

Pros: Works great. Running a LGA1150 I7 and it works just fine. Change it every six months or so. Never had any problems with heat.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Make sure you don't get it everywhere! It can be a pain to clean up.

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  • Patrick H.
  • 9/13/2014 10:28:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIn addition to my other review

Pros: See below

Cons: See below

Other Thoughts: This one just kills me. Along with the broken tube of heatsink compound was a page from Intel offering me 10% off on several items, including an SSD and a Celeron NUC. But my favorite was the addition of Haswell Core i3 processor. I'm buying expensive, enthusiast heatsink compound and they offer me a discount on an i3! Why not an enthusiast chip like a K version of the Haswell i7? My guess is they can't unload those low end processors. This is an all around fail for Newegg.

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  • Patrick H.
  • 9/13/2014 10:22:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsShipping not up to par

Pros: No pros. Haven't used it yet. See 'Other Thoughts'.

Cons: No cons at this time

Other Thoughts: Arrived with tip broken off. No doubt due to shipping in a padded envelope. This is shoddy and inexcusable. I'm not paying the shipping cost to send this back considering how little it cost. Just be aware you may receive your tube in the same condition. I'm not giving this one star as that would reflect a bad product. Personally I'm giving Newegg 1 star for their shipping.

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