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Thermal Paste Question

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Last response: in Overclocking
December 22, 2012 3:17:28 PM

Hi all ,

I recently decided to order a new CPU Cooler :

Now, it comes with it's own bottle of thermal paste but I have heard that arctic silver 5 is the best out there. Is it worth buying a bottle of AS5 instead of the CM thermal paste that is supplied? (

Also, should I get the thermal paste remover and purifier? Or is that not necessary either? Is there a cheaper and easier way to purify and clean old thermal paste? (

Thanks and hope to hear from you guys soon.

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December 22, 2012 3:38:12 PM

Hi there, just keep the cooler master thermal paste. Your temperature drop will be minimal if you switch to silver 5. Also don't waste your money on thermal paste remover/purifier, just grab some isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips (or coffee filters) and clean the old thermal paste off.
December 22, 2012 3:41:24 PM

Best answer selected by nawit.