Zalman Super Thermal Grease

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by The VCR King, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    I still have an entire tube of this stuff, it was used only once when I installed my CNPS9900MAX. It has the rubber end cap on the syringe. Will it stay fresh long enough to be re-used in a future build? I probably won't build a new PC til I graduate in 2020
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    It's like $5 at MC if it isn't good by then.

    I still have some years old tubes of AS5 that work fine.
     
  3. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    It might settle out maybe after a while? Squeeze the first little bit onto a paper towel or something in case that happens rather than on a CPU.
     
  5. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    AWW YEAH baby! AS5 club.


    I still have a tube of AS5 too from many years ago. Still works after I recently installed the evga thermal mod for my 1080. Dropped my temps too.
     
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  6. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    Will definitely remember this. Gotta stay safe lol
     
  7. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    I've always been tempted to use the cheapo generic thermal paste I sell at work to see if it's much different than AS5 I usually use.
     
  8. Calin

    Calin Well-Known Member

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    I have had a tube of AS5 in the past, but didn't notice much of a difference. Currently using MX2 (between the waterblock and IHS) and Coollaboratory Ultra (between the IHS and die) on my CPU and the paste that EK includes with their waterblocks on my 1080s. The only paste that ever made a noticeable difference to me was CLU when used between the IHS and the die, about 10c cooler than MX2.
     
  9. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    Aww yeah has to cure to reach max perf and its hard to work or wipe off and it's capacitive unlike MX4 and NTH1 which perform 1-2 degrees better and cost less. brap brap.
     
  10. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Green AS5 vs cured AS5 has a BARELY noticeable temp drop. It's also not even close to being hard to wipe off. If you want hard to clean off thermal compound, you buy IC Diamond stuff. The "very slightly" capacitive nature of the product is not a concern. That stuff shouldn't even be remotely close to two electrical paths. Don't try to over exaggerate them as major issues.

    Cost less? They cost within 50 cents of each other when compared to the MX4 or NTH-1.
     
  11. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    50 cents is 10 bazooka joe bubble gums when I go back to 1995 in my time machine. I'm just saying what I prefer.
     
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