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Arctic silver 5?

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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    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=N82E16835150080
  2. 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...
  3. i would recommend IC Diamond ;)
  4. MX-4 is the best.
  5. +1 for IC Diamond.
  6. ic diamound is conductive and has a curing time of 200 hours
  7. The IC Diamond 24C I have is not conductive nor does it need to cure longer than 2 hours.


    IC Diamond 7C is also not conductive and also requires only 2 hours to "cure".

    http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/ic-diamond-7-carat-thermal-compound-15-gram-p-16605.html

    http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/ic-diamond-24-carat-thermal-compound.html
  8. Best answer selected by soloby.
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