Arctic Silver Thermal Compound

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lilsnoop40, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. lilsnoop40

    lilsnoop40 Guest

    What is the difference between Arctic Silver 1, 2, and 3 Thermal Compound. And if i get and use any of these what one should i get and will it make a difference compared to the one that came with my intel 1.7gh?
  2. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

    Townsville, Qld, Australia
    Arctic Silver 3 is now meant to have 70% more silver by weight than 2 and does not contain any silicone.

    Go here for a read:

    I use Arctic Silver 2 and have found that temps have dropped around 4c in normal mode and up to 12c while playing games. I have a P4 2GHz cpu and a standard heatsink.

    On my other computer, a Plll 1GHz, I have a copper heatsink with a 70mm fan with Arctic Silver 2 and temps have dropped by 6c normal up to 15c while playing games.

    Hope this helps.
  3. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    Artic3 is of course better being 3... :D...
    It (3) takes awhile to settle until it give really good numbers...

    Remember using any ArticSilver that is DOES CONDUCT electricity!!!

    You must be very careful applying it or you may short your processor...
    If this concerns you use Artic Alumina...
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    I use three, great stuff, CPU is 15 degrees coller now
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    I use AS3. I would use nothing else. :)
  6. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

    New York
    Great info guys I really need to order some of this stuff. My friend swears by it.