zalman thermal paste vs. as5

sumofatguy

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Hi, I intstalled my heatsink on my cpu with the zalman thermalpaste that came with the zalman 9500... I was wondering what kind of difference temperature wise some arctic silver would make. I dont really want to run out and spend $15 on some thermal paste if it really won't make a noticable difference. thanks
 

RazorWind

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It might make a couple of degrees difference.

The thermal paste that came with the Zalman heatsink was the normal white greasy stuff, right?
 

sumofatguy

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haha yeah it was the white greasy stuff... I was wondering if it was worth buying or not... right now I'm at 32C idle and about 44-45C burn, and was planning on ocing a tiny bit more, so a couple of degrees would help a bit
 

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sumofatguy said:
haha yeah it was the white greasy stuff... I was wondering if it was worth buying or not... right now I'm at 32C idle and about 44-45C burn, and was planning on ocing a tiny bit more, so a couple of degrees would help a bit
Those temperatures aren't bad. I would only change out to something better once you have the heatsink off. Until then, don't worry.
 

sumofatguy

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hmmm ok i have just replaced the zalman white goo with some as5, and my temperatures have increased by 4C... does it take a while to set or did i just apply it wrong somehow?
 

KaptainBlaZzed

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sumofatguy said:
hmmm ok i have just replaced the zalman white goo with some as5, and my temperatures have increased by 4C... does it take a while to set or did i just apply it wrong somehow?

it does take a few days to set in, but after set in the temps will only decreasy by 2-3C. I would have to say that you did not get a good mount this time and you should remount the HSF.
 

vanilla_guerilla

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sounds like maybe you did somethig wrong. it does take a little while to cure tho. i am looking for the link where they tested as5 vs white stuff vs toothpaste and found less than 1 degree difference. dont sweat the small stuff.
 
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