|Item Weight||0.3 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.2 x 3.8 x 1.3 inches|
|Item model number||ARTICOMBO|
|Size||ArctiClean 60 ML Kit|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams with ArctiClean 60 ML Kit
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*Arctic Silver 5 With its unique high-density filling of micronized silver and enhanced thermally conductive ceramic particles is optimized for use between modern high-power CPUs and high performance heatsinks or water-cooling solutions. *ArctiClean is a two-step cleaning process that removes existing thermal grease or pads and prepares the thermal surface for a fresh application of thermal interface material. ArctiClean 1 Thermal Material Remover quickly emulsifies and dissolves the existing thermal grease or pad from the CPU and/or heatsink so that it can easily be removed with a clean cloth or paper towel. A few drops of ArctiClean 2 Thermal Surface Purifier and some gentle wiping then removes the remaining residue and inhibits flash corrosion on copper or aluminum.
Top Customer Reviews
It only takes 3 or 4 drops of Cleaner to dissolve all the thermal paste on the cpu surface. Let it sit about a minute and it rubs right off (coffee filters are great for this as they are clean and lint free). Then use the Purifier and wipe clean. Clean the cooler mating surface if it needs it. Keep your fingers off the now clean mating surfaces as even fingerprints are bad.
Apply the thermal paste to the cpu (see Artic Silver's website as different cpus require different applications). Set your cooler straight down on top of the cpu and don't lift it off once it's made contact. If you do, then you need to clean and reapply the paste again. You do have enough cleaner and paste to do this several times if you are curious to see if you are doing it right, if you used too little or too much paste, (after tightening the cooler screws to squeeze it around).
I have an older computer than most of the reviewers here. It's a Dell XPS400 with a 3.2GHz Pentium-D dual-core processor. These CPUs were manufactured with the older 65ns fabs, which means they consume a lot of power and generate a lot of heat. It's showing it's age now, but it's still fast enough to run Windows 7 64-bit.
Lately, I've noticed that my computer was getting louder and louder. I would rationalize it because the weather is getting warmer and I was playing some CPU intensive games. Eventually, it got to the point where it sounded like a jet engine was keeping my girlfriend from sleeping. Being the cheapskate that I am, I would rather add better cooling than to simply buy a new computer system. It then dawned to me that the computer was nearly FOUR YEARS OLD and the thermal paste had probably dried out by now. Vacuuming out and reapplying the thermal grease would be my cheapest option.
I haven't built a computer from scratch in a long time, but many years ago when I did, Arctic Silver was the product to get. I did some research and it appeared that it was still considered one of the best thermal paste applications around. I found it on Amazon for a good price and purchased the Arctic Silver kit (includes ArctiClean1, ArctiClean2, & Arctic Silver 5). I opened up my computer, cleaned off all the dust and followed the Arctic Silver instructions.
ArctiClean1 - dissolves and emulsifies the old thermal grease on your CPU and heatsink. If your computer came pre-built, the manufacturer most likely used way too much. I had to reapply around three times to make sure all the previous thermal grease was removed.
ArctiClean2 - removes and purified any residue left by ArctiClean1. It pretty much makes sure there's nothing in the way of the thermal grease and the CPU or heasink. I reapplied this around three times also.
Arctic Silver - it's been a while since I've had to apply thermal grease, but I do remember the most important rule. Do not overuse the grease! Use it sparingly as too much will be detrimental to its performance. Follow the instructions - [...].
The break-in period for this product is 200 hours. I'm about 6 hours in, but I've already noticed a huge difference. While, the fan is still going, it's not nearly as loud as before. It definitely won't keep anyone from falling asleep anymore.
This is a great product and I highly recommend getting the kit. It makes removing the previous thermal grease much easier and preps your heatsink and CPU way better than I could have using my own means. Highly recommended!
I bought this kit because it wasn't very expensive and I've been very happy with the results. Before I had this, I used to use Goo Gone to get old surfaces clean--Goo Gone has a citrus scent and this stuff (the "ArctiClean 1") smells much the same.
The surface prep ("ArctiClean 2", or "the Thermal System Purifier") solution works extremely well--put a drop or two on, spread it around, and when you mop it up you'll find a great shine that tells you the surface is ready to go.
If you're building a new computer, you probably won't need the cleaner unless you've got hardware with stock thermal on it that you want to remove. Either way, the surface prep is a good idea, and Arctic Silver is a great product. I used this tube for an old laptop on both its quad-core CPU *and* its dual GPUs, and I'm sure I have plenty of material left to last me through several more such jobs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The cleaner and prep solvent worked well and the new thermal paste is keeping my CPU slightly cooler than before.