The Arctic Silver 5 is the follower of the well-known Arctic Silver 3.
New in the Arctic Silver 5 is the mixture of non siliconic synthetic oil, which gives a better stability than the Arctic Silver 3. The size of the particles is much reduced compared to Arctic Silver 3. Thus it can adjust much better the subtle unevennesses, allowing a better performance than Arctic Silver 3.
Don't put it in your mouth. .
Don't give it to children or leave it where children can get a hold of it.
Keep it away from pets.
While much safer than silver greases engineered for high electrical conductivity, Arctic Silver thermal compound should be kept away from electrical traces, pins, and leads. The compound is slightly capacitive and could cause problems if it bridged two close-proximity electrical paths.
Never turn on a computer without a heatsink properly mounted on the CPU with a thermal interface material between the CPU core and the heatsink. A modern high-performance CPU can be permanently damaged in less than 10 seconds without proper cooling.
Arctic Silver is a grease and does not have any adhesive qualities. It will never dry or set and cannot be used to glue a heatsink to a chip.
To permanently glue a heatsink to a chip that does not have any other attachment method, please use Arctic Silver Adhesive or Arctic Alumina Adhesive.
We do not recommend using Arctic Silver on the older slot type Intel Xeon processors with large multiple square inch CPU to heatsink interfaces. The huge contact area and large gaps between the processor and the heatsink require a thermal pad or thick mesh-reinforced paste.