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December 21, 2006 4:42:33 AM

Arctic silver 5 or ceramique?? whaich is better, and why?
It is for an E6400 with stock fan and hs

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December 21, 2006 5:53:32 AM

If its for the stock hsf then you should use the stock stuff that comes pre-applied to the bottom of the hsf, it works better then other paste when used with the stock cooler.
December 22, 2006 4:29:49 AM

No it doesnt, that is complete false. It actually performs SEVERAL degrees over AS5 or Ceramique.

@theOP:
Since you arent lapping either of them would work fine. Ceramique would be better than AS5 but not by a important margin (~1c-0.5c)
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December 22, 2006 5:02:15 AM

I am planning on oc a E6400 to around 3.0 - 3.2ghz. If i use the ceramique with the stock hs fan do u think it will be ok. The case is an ANtec 900
December 22, 2006 5:02:20 AM

Both are good and doesn't have big difference. Just make sure you have good paper thin uniform layer for optimum heat transfer.
December 22, 2006 5:04:32 AM

Dario knows nothing about thermal paste...
December 22, 2006 5:14:56 AM

For 400Mhz FSB youll need an aftermarket HSF if you want comfortable temps. You can get a ACF7 that comes with TX-1 pre-applied (pretty much the same as Ceramique) or a Hyper TX or a Hyper 6+ (sale on the egg), any of them for $30.
December 22, 2006 5:15:39 AM

Quote:
Dario knows nothing about thermal paste...
They might not catch the obivious sarcasm and get confused...
December 22, 2006 5:25:41 AM

Was giving you half an hour to respond and if no dice, edit the post and say you are a god among men.
December 22, 2006 5:41:23 AM

We can still pretend I didnt reply :oops: 
December 22, 2006 6:29:38 AM

The next question that should be asked (even though I am sure it has been asked in other threads)... which application method should people use for thermal paste, the blob or the spread?
December 22, 2006 7:06:15 AM

why use high end thermal paste on a stock heatsink?
if using the stock heatsink, use the thermal pad on it,
if using aftermarket cooler, you can use both artic silver or ceramic.
if you want to overclock, a aftermarket cooler is recommended.
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December 22, 2006 2:51:00 PM

For single core CPU use the blurb as its the easiest and most effective (even for anything if youre lazy/non-skilled).
But for a C2D use a credit card of something to spread it, dont mind the edges too much as theyll get their share once the HSF is in its place.
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