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Arctic silver and PMC


#1

I was browsing the interent and stumbled upon this computer industry
related product, called “Arctic Silver 5”,

http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm

"Contains 99.9% pure silver: Arctic Silver 5 uses three unique
shapes and sizes of pure silver particles " It comes in 3.5g
and 12g syringes

I was just wondering if anyone had tried to use it instead of slip
PMC. A 3.5 g syringe costs $4.99 at newegg.com - a bit cheaper than
PMC.

regards and best wishes,

Ruslana
http://www.atehmodus.com


#2

Hi Ruslana,

The paragraph following the one you’ve quoted says “High-Density:
Arctic Silver 5 contains over 88% thermally Conductive filler by
weight.” That leaves only 12% of the material that could possibly be
silver. It also seems that the binder is designed to conduct heat,
not burn off and leave the silver. Sounds really different to me…

Linda


#3
I was just wondering if anyone had tried to use it instead of slip
PMC. A 3.5 g syringe costs $4.99 at newegg.com - a bit cheaper
than PMC.

Since this stuff contains zinc and other materials, and is not
designed to be fired, sounds like a bad idea to me!

–Noel


#4

The Thermally Conductive Filler is silver. The other materials,
“thermally-enhanced ceramic particles”, will not burn off (an
assumption on my part). This product is designed as a thermal
conductor for electronics.

Glenn