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Arctic Silver 5 and CM Hyper 212 EVO?

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January 23, 2013 8:48:33 PM

I read that AS5 is corrosive to copper and aluminum, and seeing as the 212 EVO is made of copper and aluminum, I was wondering if it will be okay, or if there is a better TIM. I'm ordering my CPU and MOBO on Wednesday (already have the other parts) and I am ordering a better thermal paste with it since I'll be OC. If there is a better compound could someone link it? I would prefer a TIM that's available on newegg.

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January 23, 2013 8:53:56 PM

AS5 is fine..
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January 23, 2013 9:01:28 PM

You would be hard pressed to find a heatsink out there that isn't made of copper or aluminum.
As5 will work fine.
The heat spreader on the CPU itself is made of plated copper iirc.
Why would they make a thermal paste that is corrosive to CPU lids? they wouldn't, you'll be fine.
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January 24, 2013 2:10:07 AM

Actually, the stuff that comes with the 212 is not bad at all.
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January 24, 2013 2:25:05 AM

I have antec formula 7 but good luck finding any. I would use as5 or stuff that comes with it. Both work just fine.
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