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Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
  • Made With 99.9% Pure Silver
  • High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound
  • Controlled Triple-Phase Viscosity
  • $11.99
  • $6.89
  • Save: $5.10 (43%)
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Smooth consistency
Spread easily
Seems to be keeping the temperatures at reasonable levels
Post load idle temperatures come down quite quickly


Not exactly cheap, but you get what you pay for I guess.
It’s not the newest.

Other Thoughts:

Built three “identical” i5 3570k based rigs with a single tube of this AS-5 and there’s still quite a bit left in the tube. Right off, temps seemed very reasonable with a evo 212 cooler on each rig. However, after some burn in time, we’re seeing a couple (2-3) degrees worth of temperature difference between each build. For my money, this is partly down to the one owner wanting a smaller amount of thermal paste (grain of rice) as opposed to half way between grain of rice and a small pea. Although his case airflow is also contributing to this temperature difference.

Overall, there seems to be some negligible increase in temperature at full loads on stock / turbo clock speeds, after a heavy burn in session @4.5-4.6 ghz, but nothing conclusive on the at idle temperatures. Some people claim that AS-5 is getting long in the tooth, but with so many positive recommendations, I’d say it’s tried and true.

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  • Frank O.
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

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