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modgod1618

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on the AS5 website it says on the instruction page on step 7. it says...

"Note:
Arctic Silver 5 is much thicker than our earlier silver compounds and it is very difficult to rub it into the base of the heatsink. With it's superior flow characteristics, the tinting steps can be skipped when using Arctic Silver 5."

and then after that it says

"Re-clean the heatsink surface with a LINT FREE cloth. Do not use any solvent or fluid. You may notice that the base of the heatsink is slightly discolored even after all the compound would seem to have been removed. That is the Arctic Silver thermal compound filling the microscopic valleys."

do i clean the heatsink or leave the AS5 on?

thx
-MODgod
 

mtb856

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You can rub the base of the HS with AS5 (wax on, wax off :D ) and then when it's rubbed in good, wipe as much off as possible with the lint free cloth. The AS5 will fill the micros. pits in the HS and gives you better temps.

After that, you put the half-rice grain dot on the center of the P4 IHS... AMD's I think that you cover the entire core with a shallow layer.
 

Enablingwolf

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I think the site refers to not using anything but a lint-free cloth the prep the HS with AS5. But I am nutty and I cleaned & tinted,on the first use This I did; because, I was going from another TIM to AS5 :D. So far the results are what I expected. If they were not what I expected. I would reseat/reapply the TIM/HS till I was happy. I usually get it on first shot though, it is easy stuff to use. Just hella thick!! To lil TIM= hot CPU, to much= hot CPU.
 

HousERaT

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I've never used the tainting step because the AS5 is so thick. You can basically go either way but I don't imagine you'll get much benefit from putting AS5 on the heatsink. This stuff is really thick.
 

a c i d.f l y

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I still need to lap, and re-apply my compound... I did a half-whack job initially...

...also working on case-airflow, notice all the huge fan request/noted posts? :)

-Frank
 

Radical

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You don't need to tint the heatsink if you're using AS5 according to the website, but it looks like you still can if you want to.
 

ssgohan434

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"Note:
Arctic Silver 5 is much thicker than our earlier silver compounds and it is very difficult to rub it into the base of the heatsink. With it's superior flow characteristics, the tinting steps can be skipped when using Arctic Silver 5."

it says no need, but u can if u want to still. Just like mentioned right above me.