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Arctic silver 5?

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February 9, 2011 11:12:00 PM

I was thinking about getting an i5-2500k to oc, and the cpu cooler i chose is the cooler master hyper 212.

I know it comes with a thermal paste of its own, is that one any good? Any dramatic difference(~$10) between that and arctic silver 5? I'm only going to over clock it to 3.8~4.0 ghz

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a c 146 K Overclocking
February 9, 2011 11:22:59 PM

AS5 requires 200 hours of cure time (See AS5 website). Shin Etsu gives same performance (see benchmarkreviews.com 80 way TIM test), no curing issues.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b K Overclocking
February 10, 2011 8:09:29 AM

the stock TIM from CM will do the job... i wouldn't recommend spending right now... check the temps first under load in OC... using AS5 or shin etsu MAY bring down the temp by a couple of degrees...
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February 10, 2011 10:46:02 AM

i would recommend IC Diamond ;) 
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a b K Overclocking
February 11, 2011 4:27:42 PM

MX-4 is the best.
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a c 105 K Overclocking
February 11, 2011 4:56:36 PM

+1 for IC Diamond.
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February 26, 2011 1:01:26 AM

ic diamound is conductive and has a curing time of 200 hours
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February 28, 2011 2:19:45 AM

Best answer selected by soloby.
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