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Old 12-26-01, 09:07 PM
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Anyone know anything about Antec Silver Thermal Compound?

I was looking for Arctic Silver II but could only find Antec Silver so I bought it. They look pretty comparable. In fact the way Antec wrote their specs seems to exactly follow the way Arctic does. Anyone use Antec or even heard of it? What do you think, should I return it or are they pretty much the same?

And has anyone heard of the silver oxidizing in either brand and eventually ruining the heat-transfer ability?

Antic Silver:
- Made with 99% pure micronized silver
- 75% to 80% silver content by weight
- Extended temperature limits: -60C to 170C
- Thermal conductivity 8.2 W/mK
- Thermal Resistance: 0.0022C-in/Watt

Arctic Silver:
- Made with 99.8% pure micronized silver
- 78% to 82% silver content by weight
- Extended temperature limits: 40C to >160C
- Thermal conductivity: 8.4 W/mK to 8.8 W/mK
- Thermal Resistance: 0.0028C-in/Watt

[edited to clarify I already bought the Antec Silver]
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I don't know, but it should work just fine. If you want Arctic Silver II you can get it here http://www.2cooltek.com
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Originally posted by Scarecrow
I don't know, but it should work just fine. If you want Arctic Silver II you can get it here http://www.2cooltek.com
Thanks, I appreciate the lead. But I don't want to wait that long for shipping. If anyone knows a reason to switch to Arctic I'd ship from somewhere closer.
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the guys at SVC are top notch.

http://www.svcompucycle.com/thermalgrease.html

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Try Newegg cause they have a good reputationX, they have it cheaper! So far Arctic Silver II is great!Thier homepage has a detailed instructions for applying them.I don't have the link with me right now.
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Newegg is one of the best at the moment, but their shipping on that particular syringe basically doubles it's price.

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