Where to find Arctic silver 5?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, May 2, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005

    I have read a lot about how much better the heat conduction gets once the stuff between CPU and heatsink put there at the factory is replaced with Arctic Silver 5.

    I also realized how quickly temperature rises in the AIR on the CPU if the vent are blocked. From low 50's to low 80's (celcius) in mere minutes even with no load.

    So for those of you that have reapplied the heat pasta where can I find this Arctic Silver?

  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Fry's (store or on-line)

    LOL - I'm sure you meant "paste" but I had a laugh thinking about thermal "pasta". :)
  3. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    :(bviously, you never even bothered to look anywhere, as it is available just about everywhere online, NewEgg, Tiger Direct, etc:
  4. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    Well I didn't realize I would offend by just asking...

    Since I never buy stuff like this I wanted to make sure I buy the exactly right kind that helpful people in this forum have talked about.

    Thanks for info and links provided!
  5. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Buy some stuff to clean off the old paste. I use arcticlean with my AS 5 on my air.
  6. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    What AIR version did you fix, A or B?

    Also how much temperature fall did you get, so what is your old vs new "idle" or just surfing temperature?

  7. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    I have an Rev A. I did not write down my temps but they are better now though. Do you have a service manual to open up your air?
  8. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
  9. fr4c macrumors 65816


    Jul 27, 2007
    Hamster wheel
    you can find directions from ifixit. be careful, as the screws are different sized.
  10. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008

    dont let them discourage you from the mac community.

    here is the link where i would buy it from.

  11. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Check your Private Messages.
  12. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    nph, are you trying to fix your recently purchased revB? :confused:

    The one that I just got few months back is perfect with temps between 47-58C while watching videos.

    I think, even if you re-apply the thermal paste and yet keep blocking the vents, you won't see much difference!

    Good luck and please let us know your results :)
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    If you've never applied thermal paste please look up a video on youtube (sorry I cant find one for you work blocks youtube)

    You must apply thermal paste correctly (not too thick or thin!) for it to be most effective. if you screw it up dont worry you can wipe it off and try again, just dont get it on your fingers.
  14. dudeitsjay macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    I posted a sorta-diy on doing it to macbook air rev b (not much difference with rev a--just extra screws and different heatsink design).


    lame, this site censors **************************.

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