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Is Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Safe for use?!

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a b K Overclocking
March 16, 2012 7:53:46 AM

i don't think you should eat it . . .? ? ?
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a b K Overclocking
March 16, 2012 7:56:21 AM

Anonymous said:
i don't think you should eat it . . .? ? ?


:lol: 
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a c 224 K Overclocking
March 16, 2012 11:18:16 AM

Anonymous said:
i don't think you should eat it . . .? ? ?


Ditto to that!

It's not supposed to be toxic to humans, but additionally do not rub it in your eyes, ears, nose, or any other open orifices, or get it on your skin, just to be on the safe side, use it for what it's intended to be used for and you will be just fine.

Apparently it has not hurt some of us that have used it for years, an I used to accidentally get it on my skin all the time.

However lately; I have been scratching behind my right ear with my right foot and lifting my leg to pee, don't know what's up with that?

Sorry sonah, I couldn't resist! :lol: 
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a b K Overclocking
March 16, 2012 1:06:36 PM

No don't use it, reports suggest it causes molecular changes in your DNA and there is at least one report of a user having a baby with 4 heads.

I would totally get something safer.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
March 16, 2012 11:35:39 PM

I used to use dihydrogen monoxide to mount Cpu's because it has one of the best thermal transfer ratios out there,
until I got bored of blowing chips up,
I'd say stick with the As5
Moto
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March 17, 2012 1:58:17 AM

Yes it's safe. I get it on my hands all the time when I change Heat sinks and stuff, just wash your hands with soap after.

Although it may cause your skin to be a bit itchy/hard after wards, it wears off in a few hours.

Get MX 2. :D 
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a b K Overclocking
March 17, 2012 2:00:55 AM

NOW i know why my you-know-what is silver and itchy . . .
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March 17, 2012 7:28:43 AM

Realy i am frustrated by the answer i Read

I well go with MX2 I will put a gas mask when I use MX2 Thermal :( 



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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 17, 2012 9:17:59 AM

You don't need to even use gas masks when you apply thermal paste. We were joking...
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March 17, 2012 11:54:26 AM

Her is a picture of ARCTIC MX-4 thermal product box looks Scary
They drew a Dead Fish and Dead Tree!!
does this mean this product is Toxic ? :( 

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March 17, 2012 12:27:17 PM

notsureifserious...

@OP it's dangerous for the environment, which means you shouldn't just toss it into a river or park as fish and trees will suffer and possibly die, which is what the picture incidentally depicts.

as for all the other responses, most were written with sarcasm. the answer you are looking for is yes, it is safe for you to use, but only when used for its purpose. just make sure you don't get it into your eyes or swallow it. common sense will prevail :) 
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March 17, 2012 12:38:33 PM

thanks for reply

Her is a Clear scan of ARCTIC MX-4 thermal product box

can I store the ARCTIC MX-4 inside my PC Case in Secret corner?

I have Cooler master 121 Hyper EVO CPU Cooler

do i add only one drop a Bean Size in the middle of the CPU ?

when I finish can I Turn ON the PC ? or i must Wait for the ARCTIC MX-4 thermal to Dry out?

sorry for my poor English! :( 
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a c 224 K Overclocking
March 17, 2012 1:43:24 PM

@sonah

I truly apologize to you sonah, some of us thought you were joking. Ryan

None of these thermal compounds are dangerous to humans but ingesting any of them is not advisable even if they say they're non toxic, but you are not going to ingest the product anyway.

Worse case is you may get some on your skin if you are careless applying it, just wash it off, no big deal, and regarding the package warnings disposing into the environment is frowned upon, and those warnings are required by law.

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can I store the ARCTIC MX-4 inside my PC Case in Secret corner?


If that's what you want to do yes, I store mine in my top drawer.

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do i add only one drop a Bean Size in the middle of the CPU ?


Cooler master has definitely improved it's base contact so disregard the first picture as you will not need to sand paper the base but pay attention to the various application coverage, I suggest the 2 line method you'll see in the lower images.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=38&limit=1&limitstart=5

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when I finish can I Turn ON the PC ?


Yes

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i must Wait for the ARCTIC MX-4 thermal to Dry out?


No

Artic MX4 is a very good thermal compound, it's covered in the Thermal Roundup in my sig.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 17, 2012 4:08:09 PM

The thermal compound provided with the 212 is perfectly fine.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
March 17, 2012 5:20:47 PM

Sorry for being silly, :) 
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a b K Overclocking
March 17, 2012 5:40:56 PM

amuffin said:
The thermal compound provided with the 212 is perfectly fine.


I wouldn't use the thermal compound if it was free.
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March 17, 2012 6:56:05 PM

Best answer selected by sonah.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 17, 2012 7:18:48 PM

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I wouldn't use the thermal compound if it was free.

Actually it is only a few degrees difference with as5 and mx.
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a c 224 K Overclocking
March 17, 2012 7:28:11 PM

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