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Old September 19, 2008, 10:27 PM
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Just putting together some last bits for my water rig. Should I use Arctic Silver 5 or Ceramique?
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If its video card, then ceramique. If its CPU block or northbridge use AS5..
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I used MX-2 on my 8800GT its fine.
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Why the different compounds miggs78.

BTW, thanks for the quick reply :)
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Why the different compounds miggs78.

BTW, thanks for the quick reply :)
Most people would say to use something other than AS5 on the video card because AS5 is conductive, and it could possibly short out the card, therefore ruining it.
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Old September 19, 2008, 10:36 PM
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Arctic Silver 5 is not conductive ( electrically only thermally )....kind of anyway. Better to be safe with ceramique. Thanks.

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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.)
Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5
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Yeah, better to be safe than sorry.
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Thanks :).
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MX-2


High Performance Thermal Compound for the Enthusiast
MX-2 is a high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance compound for components that require optimum thermal dissipation. It is ideally suited for use in CPU, GPU cooling and other applications between power semiconductor components and heat sinks where thermal conductivity is a major factor.

Main Features:

* High Thermal Conductivity
* Low Thermal Resistance
* Non-Electrical Conductive
* Non-Capacitive
* Non-Curing
* Non-Corrosive
* No Bleeding
* Odorless

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Old September 19, 2008, 10:47 PM
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Never heard of it enaberif. I'll look into it and thanks!
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