Any difference in included thermal grease vs Arctic Silver? Tags: CPUs Cooling Arctic Silver Last response: August 16, 2010 2:42 AM in CPUs Share bapc August 16, 2010 2:04:41 AM I'm shopping around for a CPU cooler for a 1156 motherboard / i7-870, and I'm interested in the Thermaltake 1156 Silent cooler. I noticed that thermal grease is included in the package (in the past there was none). Is this grease basically the same as Arctic Silver quality? More about : difference included thermal grease arctic silver | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mister g August 16, 2010 2:11:48 AM That depends, does it have silver inside like Artic Silver does, either way probably not as it's what the company packs in for convenience, my opinion. | Report abuse Timop CPUs Authority August 16, 2010 2:20:07 AM Yup, it depends, it could be generic silicon grease or silver-based compounded, not sure what TT does though. You could just use that it if you don't have a tube of AS5 handy though, see if you like the temps. | Report abuse bapc August 16, 2010 2:42:28 AM Ah ok, thank you. That's a good idea. I'll try the generic ones and if it's not good I'll clean it and put AS5. Unfortunately I don't have any around.... last time I build a PC was back in like 2003. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Any difference in included thermal grease vs Arctic Silver?> Related ressources: ForumArctic Silver 5 or Zalman White Thermal Grease ForumArctic Silver themal paste, is it a gimmick or worth it? Forum* Arctic Silver MX-2 vs . OCZ Freeze Thermal Compounds * Forumproblems with zalman & arctic silver 5 ForumCooler Master Hyper 212 thermal paste vs Arctic Silver 5... ForumGood thermal grease for XSPC Raystorm Forum* Arctic Silver MX-2 vs . OCZ Freeze Thermal Compounds * ForumDo you buy new thermal grease or not? ForumMy experience with Arctic Silver ... ForumArctic Silver 5 vs Arctic Ceramique ForumArctic Silver vs white stuff ForumApplying Thermal Grease ???please help ForumA thread for Arctic Silver 5 lovers. Forumhow much arctic silver 5 is enough? ForumArctic Silver 5- how to open/order of install? ForumArctic Silver 5 application? ForumPSU Help Forum........................................ ForumAny Suggestions? Forum[Solved] Difference between i7 860 and 870? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !