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Arctic Silver 5 3.5g Thermal Paste


Amazon Price: £6.20 (as of February 15, 2013 12:06 pm - Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Min Operating Temperature:-40 °C, Max Operating Temperature:130 °C

Technical Details

  • Weight:3.5 g
  • Product Type:Thermal paste

Customer Reviews

Would highly recommend for performance laptops.

 8 Aug 2008
By C. Smith
If your laptop is overheating and cutting out or the fans are on at 100% the majority of the time I would recommend this product. After installing the latest graphics drivers for my Dell XPS M1710 and buying the game Mass Effect, my laptop suffered with frequent overheats and noisy performance from the fans running at maximum. As a temporary solution I used ice blocks underneath the laptop to provide cooling which proved rather effetive. However these were inconvenient, awkward and only delayed overheating.

To carry out maintenance on the cooling system on my laptop I used the following:

- Can of Compressed air
- Solvent to clean off old thermal compount (rubbing alcohol is fine)
- Arctic silver to replace old thermal compound
- Lint free cloth (the same you would use to clean your glasses with)

After thoroughly blowing out all of the dust on the radiator fins of the cooling assembly I cleaned off the old thermal compound on the CPU, GPU and coprocessor and replaced it with arctic silver (the coprocessor uses a praffin wax pad as the thermal compound, I replaced it with arctic silver). After this I put it all back together and not only did it stop overheating when playing Mass Effect, the fans didn't even go to 100% speed. A huge improvement. My laptop was 2 years old when I did this and the old thermal compound on the CPU and GPU was definitely in need of replacement as it seemed to be breaking up. When applying this make sure you follow the instructions from Arctic Silver's site as applying it incorrectly will dramatically reduce its effectiveness.


 26 May 2010
By J.So
Having never bought thermal paste before, I was a bit worried, especially reading that this could cause a short circuit if applied wrong.

I bought this to help fix an xbox 360 with RROD and so far its working perfectly since applying this thermal paste! I also used some on my older pentium 4 computer and saw a drop in temperature around 20degrees (though looking at the stuff that was there, I don't think the manufacturer applied their paste correctly in first place).

Just a note to those new to thermal pastes, don't use too much! Also make sure you remove all the previous thermal paste on the item you're applying this to (if any), using cotton buds and alcohol (or in my case, paint thinner).

Would recommend to use on a YLOD PS3

 25 Jun 2011
By C. Quinn
I bought this to help me fix my YLOD PS3 for a second time, the first time I used a different thermal paste (unbranded, basic stuff) and the PS3 went back to the YLOD after about 2 weeks of gaming. However since I applied this to my PS3 last month it has been working perfectly and I'm told that the more you use it the better it gets.

A few tips; Don't apply this with your fingers as the natural oils on them will ruin it, I used a plastic card (similar to a credit card) to spread it and that worked well. Also don't use too much of this stuff, just a small amount will suffice. And make sure to clean off any thermal paste on the CPU/GPU before you apply any thermal paste (Alcohol and cotton buds work well to take old paste off).

Only Buy the best!

 6 Jun 2011
By MrE
I Tell everyone who asks the same thing. DON'T SKIMP on important parts in your computer, no matter how small or how insignificant you may find it or you might regret it, Thermal Compound is primarily used between your CPU and the cooler that sits on the top, It works by transferring heat VERY EFFECTIVELY from your CPU to the Heat-sink and in the world of Thermal Compound "arctic silver 5" is the best there is!

Ask most Professional Computer Builders and they will say the same, most will use "Arctic Silver 5" simply as it does the job you want it to do better than any other Compound on the market for the money. It gives you peace of mind, so that once done you can forget about it.

Tip: for anyone new to Computer building and thinking of using this or any Compound for that matter, you don't need much on the CPU, just spread a tiny amount from the middle EVENLY across the surface!

VERDICT: The ONLY Thermal Compound i use and i can FULLY RECOMMEND IT!!!!!!

Read ALL the Instructions First

 27 July 2010
By A. Roberton "Alan Roberton"
Simple to use and does it's job well - so long as you read the complete instruction via the internet. Make sure you clean off all the old paste first. I use Sterets swabs from the chemist, brilliant and saves money.

Does a perfect job...

 11 Aug 2009
By Spill The Beans
Just bought and used this on my new Overclocked i7 PC and it worked a treat. I am running my intel core i7 at 4.0GHz (default is 2.66GHz) with a Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 heatsink and it is keeping as cool as can be.

Go to Artic's website for details on how to best apply thermal paste for each type of CPU.

Solved my overheating issues.

 6 April 2010
By LSJ "Asmo"
I have the exact same laptop as the previous reviewer which I have been dealing with its constant overheating for the two years that I have had it.

Tons of call outs to have parts constantly replaced to try and resolve the issue, none of which where any help at all. In the end I just decided to try and solve the issue myself, using the Arctic thermal material remover to get rid of the old rubbish that had been used, and then the Arctic area purifier to prepare the surfaces for the new thermal paste.

After applying just a thin layer of Arctic Silver 5 to both the CPU and the GPU chips my laptop has worked perfectly since. From 80 degrees on my CPU and 97 degrees on my GPU on low graphics settings, I now run at 55 on my CPU and a maximum of 70 on the GPU on flat out graphics settings, I cannot believe what a difference it has made. I am finally able to use my laptop for what I paid for after all this time. Best purchase I could have ever made, would recommend to anyone.

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste

 24 Jun 2012
By Neo
I'm a first time user of this Arctic Silver 5.

I just changed the thermal paste on the processor and on the Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator.

Is working very well. My processor is 7 C cooler and the Graphics Media Accelerator also 6-7 C cooler than before was.

If you are first time user I strongly recommend to dont put a lot of paste on the cpu! Just spread a tiny amount on the surface! I had a bad experience about this. First time I put to much, and the cooling become even worst!

PS3 fix

 18 May 2012
By Nunu
I used Arctic Silver 5 to fix my ps3 (red light of death) and it's working great so far. The temperature is much lowers than it used to be (before it overheated and died :( )
BUT now its fine and working as if it were brand new :)
Its been working on and working all day and i'll update this if it fails.

There is enough to use on both the CPU and GPU, possibly up to 4 maybe 5 times.
Basically, its great, plenty and works well enough... so far :)


 1 Feb 2012
By Ace40464
This product works like a dream. Before I used this my quad core was running around 60-70'C normal and 90-100'C after gaming! It was atrocious. But after I cleaned off the old thermal paste (2 years old, came with computer) and re applied it I now run 35-45'C normal and 60-70'C after gaming. It's an incredible improvement. Dropped 30'C off my processor!

Buy it!

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