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You should never use Arctic Silver, it is old technology and it is capacitative, unlike other more modern thermal compounds.
 

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Being conductive it should work well for the 405-450 builds helping in conducting the case negative and thermal then! I found arctic alumina witch is apparently non conductive.
 
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I am not too big on using this stuff anywhere but on a flat cpu and gpu heat sinks, the paste I use on caps to bond a small heat sink but.....don't believe for a second its not conductive, it wont carry a signal like you want, but it is a conductor mixed with a semi conductor and makes a capacitor. I have never blew up a cpu by getting in areas it should no be, but have heard of it.
think about it its nano silver mixed with nano silicone, and make a bunch of little nano capacitors. :p should be fine unless the diode is super sensitive and they are:crackup:
 

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I am not too big on using this stuff anywhere but on a flat cpu and gpu heat sinks, the paste I use on caps to bond a small heat sink but.....don't believe for a second its not conductive, it wont carry a signal like you want, but it is a conductor mixed with a semi conductor and makes a capacitor. I have never blew up a cpu by getting in areas it should no be, but have heard of it.
think about it its nano silver mixed with nano silicone, and make a bunch of little nano capacitors. :p should be fine unless the diode is super sensitive and they are:crackup:
ok I have been using it religiously on all my rigs and have never had a problem northbridge southbridge VR's gpu cpu. Maybe it's time to change...
used it on the rig in my pics. I'm sure it's old school and probably conductive but I'm also sure alot of people still use it religiosly... so I made a thread about it... It still has a good use in our builds.
 
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ok I have been using it religiously on all my rigs and have never had a problem northbridge southbridge VR's gpu cpu. Maybe it's time to change...
used it on the rig in my pics.
I may, been using MX-4 for about a year now with no issues, but I would not trust it fully, I dont think a diode that takes a vice and a special tool to press fit, is going to get any better thermal with the paste though, I can run a GTX 470 overclocked about 30% gpu 10% memory, and play BF3 with no heat sink compound, (I was cleaning my rig up and forgot to get another tube, had to wait a week for it in the mail.) so BF3 on ultra at 1080p was running 72C and with a new coat, it dropped it to 65c, that's a 7c difference but at 240W of heat.

So what I am really saying is though it may help it would be a super tiny % and not worth the risk.
 

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Thermal grease is probably much more effective at transferring heat between parts that have some wiggle room, and not so much between a diode and a module. Last night I put some Arctic Silver 5 in between the module and the heatsink, and in between the heatsink and the host on my 445 SH-032, and I can feel it heating up much more quickly now. (That's a good thing.)
 
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I'll repost a trick I use here. I use a small flat tip screw drive and score around the inner ring where the diode sits. I take the chrome off to the bare metal nothing radical just to expose the bare metal.
 

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your scoring the ring arround the diode? I dont see the link... Who want's to play ring arround the diodes! and the links I see dont seem to have pictures.
Sorry dont mean to be rude but I dont see it the link to that.
 
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