How long can you store Arctic Silver 5?

Even in extreme conditions the paste between a HSF should last 6 months before drying. If kept in a tube (and sealed/cool) the thermal paste will last hundreds of times longer.

Is Arctic Silver a good brand?

Buyer beware: The brand Arctic Silver is not the same as Arctic. This is one of the few pastes on the market that still sports silver as an ingredient. However, it shows its age and does not keep up with the best pastes out there today….

Arctic Silver 5
Ease of Use 4 (1-10, higher numbers mean easier to use)

Does arctic silver have silver?

Made With 99.9% Pure Silver: Arctic Silver 5 uses three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer. Controlled Triple-Phase Viscosity: Arctic Silver 5 does not contain any silicone.

Can I use Arctic Silver on my GPU?

Just use Arctic MX-4 instead, it carbon based, works great and 100% non-conductive. I’ve used it on several CPU’s, GPU’s and laptops.

Is Arctic thermal paste toxic?

It’s not supposed to be toxic to humans, but additionally do not rub it in your eyes, ears, nose, or any other open orifices, or get it on your skin, just to be on the safe side, use it for what it’s intended to be used for and you will be just fine.

Which is better MX-2 or MX-4?

Arctic MX-2 feels quite stiff as well. MX-4 is more liquid and better to spread around. Both MX-2 and MX-4 are metal-free and non-electrical conductive which eliminates risks of causing short circuit if some of the paste spills over. The Arctic paste did better with a small advantage for the newer MX-4 under high load.

What kind of material is Arctic Silver 5?

Selected products. All products are RoHS compliant. The current version of the company’s eponymous thermal interface material, Arctic Silver 5, is a compound of silver, aluminum oxide, zinc oxide, and boron nitride in a polysynthetic oil base. It does not contain any silicone.

Where can I buy Arctic Silver 5 heatsinks?

Available at Arctic Silver resellers worldwide. Arctic Silver 5 is the reference premium thermal compound. Arctic Silver 5 is optimized for a wide range of bond lines between modern high-power CPUs and high performance heatsinks or water-cooling solutions.

How much does Arctic Silver 5 CPU cost?

Each product comes in 3.5 gram tubes, enough to treat the surface area of around twenty LGA1151 CPUs. Arctic Silver 5 comes out to around $1.68 per gram. While Noctua NT-H1 costs $1.42 per gram. Fairly similar, but edging towards Noctua … just like the temperature benchmarks did.

Is the Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste good?

And on just about every list, inevitably, Arctic Silver 5 makes an appearance. It’s a beloved thermal paste that a lot of people swear by. It has a pretty good reputation online. Even some professional PC building firms use it whenever they can.