Move From Arctic Silver 5 to Céramique 2

clutchc

Titan
Ambassador
I need to re-stock my AS5, but I have been wanting to try Céramique 2 instead because of its safer non-conductive, non-capacitive properties. Anyone think I'll be dissapointed with the reults? I can find reviews vs Céramique, but not the newer Céramique 2.
 

willard

Distinguished
Nov 12, 2010
2,346
0
19,960
There is effectively no performance difference between any of the top thermal compounds. Might see a 1-2 degree difference between the best and worst of quality pastes.

I certainly wouldn't recommend replacing paste with higher quality paste in search of better temps, but for future builds, you may as well try the Céramique 2.
 

clutchc

Titan
Ambassador

Thanks. No, I wasn't planning on replacing the TIM on any existing builds. This would be for future builds.