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Old 8th January, 2002, 10:50 PM
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Arctic Silver III out soon.

And it looks like it might be worth the $7.95 or about's.

I would ask if anyone has tried it yet, but seeing it's not out yet


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Old 8th January, 2002, 11:31 PM
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damn....when I was hitting up Nevin House for free product, I should've asked if there was anything else becoming available....
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Old 8th January, 2002, 11:39 PM
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They have gotten pretty good mileage out of what they gave you, Knock on their door again":O}
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Old 9th January, 2002, 03:33 AM
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damn....when I was hitting up Nevin House for free product, I should've asked if there was anything else becoming available....
I will take a [FREE ] tube to try
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Old 9th January, 2002, 05:23 AM
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Sorry if this is a bit OT. Whassup with the "Arctic Alumina" stuff? If it really has aluminum in it, it can't be as good as "micronified" silver. WTF, over?
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Old 9th January, 2002, 06:09 AM
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It just beat's out the alumina @ idle and better under load.

I would like to see how it does with a "CPU" test, not a video card.

AS-II vs Alumina vs AS-III.
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Despite the large surface area, GPU chips are usually concave which makes thermal grease more important. Also the video card used has an internal diode which is much more accurate than an in socket thermistor or probe on the side of a CPU die.

The socket thermistor problem has been solved. Read this from pHaestus at Void Your Warranty and this from Joe at Overclockers. I particularly like Joes final words "Why some continue to insist that the in-socket diode is an acceptable test instrument is beyond me. "

Another review of Arctic Silver 3 can be found at Meet the Geek.
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Sorry if this is a bit OT. Whassup with the "Arctic Alumina" stuff? If it really has aluminum in it, it can't be as good as "micronified" silver. WTF, over?
It's not, and it's not intended to be. Arctic Alumina was released as a kind've halfway house between conventional white silicon grease and AS2, for those people unwilling to pay £7 per tube.
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Old 10th January, 2002, 10:49 AM
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I didn' think it contained aluminium and was a cermaic based product or somethig. I've got some here.
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Old 10th January, 2002, 11:01 AM
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Alumina is aluminium oxide, the basis of clay.

What Arctic Silver Inc say is

"The compound uses a layered composite of aluminum (sic) oxide (alumina) and boron nitride. Since ceramics are thermally conductive fillers, the new Arctic Alumina Compound is an electrical insulator and is neither electrically conductive nor capacitative."

They also make noises about it being less expensive ($4) per tube...
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It just beat's out the alumina @ idle and better under load.

I would like to see how it does with a "CPU" test, not a video card.

AS-II vs Alumina vs AS-III.
Funnily enough, Nevin House e-mailed me shortly after this post
I'll be getting a tube of AS-III.....will do a proper review this time...
Glen's getting a new motherboard very soon too (The Soltek Purple Ray)....testing will be done on this board.
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Thanks for the elucidation, Kaitain!
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Thanks for the elucidation, Kaitain!
's alright I've had a tube of the stuff wrapped in a press-release sitting on my desk for review since November, but got caught up in a few other side-projects
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