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Old August 12, 2010, 04:17 PM
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Zero82z,

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AS5 is not conductive. None of the mainstream thermal compounds are.
Well, it's loaded with silver. I know they state it's not but look at their disclaimer:

From Arctic silver's site:

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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.)
I guess they're playing with the wording, but It could have a "jumper" effect and cause damage.
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