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

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  • Made With 99.9% Pure Silver
  • High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound
  • Controlled Triple-Phase Viscosity

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General information

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.

Made With 99.9% Pure Silver

Arctic Silver 5 uses three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer.

High-Density

Arctic Silver 5 contains over 88% thermally conductive filler by weight. In addition to micronized silver, Arctic Silver 5 also contains sub-micron zinc oxide, aluminum oxide and boron nitride particles. These thermally-enhanced ceramic particles improve the compound's performance and long-term stability.

Controlled Triple-Phase Viscosity*

The exclusive mixture of advanced polysynthetic oils (No silicone is included) work together to provide three distinctive functional phases. Firstly, it will be applied to the CPU easily through a push of the plunger of the syringe. Then the compound thins out to enhance the filling of the microscopic valleys and ensure the best physical contact between the heatsink and the CPU core. Finally the compound thickens slightly over the next 50 to 200 hours of use to its final consistency designed for long-term stability.

Not Electrically Conductive

Arctic Silver 5 was formulated to conduct heat, not electricity.

(While much safer than electrically conductive silver and copper greases, Arctic Silver 5 should be kept away from electrical traces, pins, and leads. While it is not electrically conductive, the compound is very slightly capacitive and could potentially cause problems if it bridges two close-proximity electrical paths.)

Absolute Stability

Arctic Silver 5 will not separate, run, migrate, or bleed.

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.

Important Reminder

Due to the unique shapse and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take up to 200 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 or with a low speed fan on the heatsink.). On systems measuring actual internal core temperatures via the CPU's internal diode, the measured temperature will often drop 2 to 5°C 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.

Caution

We do not recommend using Arctic Silver 5 on the older slot type Intel Xeon processors with large multiple square inch CPU to heatsink interfaces. The huge contact area and large gaps between the processor and the heatsink require a thermal pad or thick mesh-reinforced paste. Arctic Silver 5 can be used on socket type Xeons without a problem.

* 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 Arctic Silver 5 goes through are much more subtle and ultimately much more effective.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
does what it says 9/14/2020 8:51:43 AM

Overall Review: yes i do recommend this for other people

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
It’s perfect 9/13/2020 11:17:29 AM

Pros: It’s just what I needed and it transmits heat to the cpu cooling system perfectly.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Highly recommend this because when you put the right amount on you get awesome performance to you pc and better heat transfer to the cooling system.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very nice 9/11/2020 7:02:10 AM

Pros: It has a cap and its easy to use, feels better than squeezing thermal paste out of a packet that came with your cpu cooler

Cons: none

Overall Review: Ive used this in my main pc for my cpu and gpu, and a friends pc I built. It worked great, dont build a pc without thermal paste or else you will (probably) regret it!

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
No issues 9/10/2020 8:53:35 AM

Pros: -This product has definitely helped my computer with temps and with performance (R6 Benchmark, +30/35 fps, [Laptop] i7-9750h with GTX 1660Ti, from about 110 fps in game and 120 fps in benchmark to about 140 fps in game and 150 fps in benchmark
-CPU temps in benchmark dropped from sometimes reaching 80°C to at max about 68/70°C

Cons: -Idle temps did not decrease, perhaps increased slightly by a few degrees at most

Overall Review: -I would recommend this product, but understand that you will not see immediate improvement, as thermal paste needs time to set before you begin to see real improvement

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Anonymous
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works as advertised 9/10/2020 2:58:55 AM

Overall Review: In addition to my dark rock pro 3 cooler, my 9900k stays at around 32 degrees.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Thermal paste 9/9/2020 5:06:20 PM

Pros: Great product

Overall Review: Great product

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
good 9/6/2020 5:30:00 AM

Overall Review: paste

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Paste 9/2/2020 12:24:50 PM

Pros: Good
Comes with plenty for like 10+ cpus

Overall Review: Works good

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