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. 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. Related resources Using Artic Silver 5 on a stock AMD cooler ? - Forum Artic Silver 5 vs V8 Thermal Paste - Forum Cooler Master Hyper 212 thermal paste vs Arctic Silver 5 ... - Forum C2D stock HSF paste vs . Artic Silver 5 - Forum Cooler Master Hyper 212+ vs Artic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 - 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. bloyd2906 August 8, 2012 12:34:07 AM Best answer selected by bloyd2906. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumApplying artic silver 5 on q6600 ForumCould Cooler Master Hyper 212 be a downgrade vs Stock cooler ? ForumArtic SIlver 5 (Results) ForumArtic Silver 5 sucks! ForumArctic Silver 5 or Zalman White Thermal Grease ForumAny difference in included thermal grease vs Arctic Silver ? ForumStock thermal compound vs artic 5 ? ForumClean off thermal grease when changing mobo? ForumArtic Silver 5 or OCZ Freeze? ForumWhich cooler for i 5 -2500K? Water/Air ForumCPU multiplier shows 45 in the BIOS, yet shows 43 on everything else ForumXigmatek Prime (2 fans ) OR Cooler Master hyper 212 EVO or Corsair A50 ForumIntegrating twin fanned liquid cooler Forum[Solved] What is the Best CPU Cooler under $150? ForumLooking for a cooler to OC i5 3570k More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !