Solved Stock cooler master grease vs. artic silver 5 Tags: Heatsinks Cooler Master Silver Overclocking Last response: August 8, 2012 12:34 AM in Overclocking Share bloyd2906 July 31, 2012 8:02:23 PM so i just got my hyper 212 evo and im wondering whether or not to use the stock grease that came with the heatsink/fan. i already have some artic silver 5 compound on hand/ More about : stock cooler master grease artic silver Best solution DJDeCiBeL a c 110 K Overclocking July 31, 2012 8:15:30 PM The CM paste is just fine, but the AS5 is slightly better, so since you already have the AS5, you might as well use it. Share JohnnyLucky a b K Overclocking July 31, 2012 10:55:02 PM If you don't mind doing a little cleaning you can try both and see which works best for you. Experimenting is part of the fun of doing it yourself. m 0 l Related resources Using Artic Silver 5 on a stock AMD cooler? - Forum C2D stock HSF paste vs. Artic Silver 5 - Forum Cooler Master Hyper 212 thermal paste vs Arctic Silver 5... - Forum Artic Silver on a stock cpu cooler? - Forum Artic Silver 5 + Stock HSF? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jitpublisher a b K Overclocking July 31, 2012 11:53:24 PM Either will perform wonderfully if applied correctly, it's really just a matter of personal preference here. If you have an open tube AS5, might as well just use it, that's my reckoning. m 0 l bloyd2906 August 8, 2012 12:34:07 AM Best answer selected by bloyd2906. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedArtic Silver 5 vs V8 Thermal Paste Forum SolvedCooler Master Hyper 212+ vs Artic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 Forum Dow Corning® TC-5121 VS Artic Silver 5 Forum Seasonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Semi Modular PSU Vs. Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W Sime Modular 80+ Silver PSU Forum SolvedCooler master hyper tx3 evo vs AMD 8320 stock cooler. Forum SolvedCooler Master s524 vs corsair h100 on amd fx 8350 on stock speed Forum SolvedZalman Z3 Plus vs Zalman Z5 Plus vs Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus Forum Stock thermal compound vs artic 5? Forum SolvedCould Cooler Master Hyper 212 be a downgrade vs Stock cooler? Forum Stock cooler (AMD A8-6600k Black Edition) vs Cooler Master CM12V Forum Normal operating temp for i7 950 using intel stock cooler with arctic silver 5 Forum Cooler master hyper tx3 vs 8320 stock Forum Intel stock cooler VS Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Forum SolvedFreezer 7 Pro Rev.2 vs stock cooler with an i5 4670K Forum Phenom II x6 1090t stock cooler vs Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !