- AS5 is conductive, which means you have to careful when applying it. This can be hard for n00bs as they often use too much.
- AS5 is too thick, which makes spreading it and clearing it up a pain in the arse.
- AS5 requires curing time, up to 200 hours to reach peak performance.
- AS5 sucks performance wise, it is outperformed by a lot of other pastes which are none of the above ^^.
I will now neg anyone who recommends AS5 (yes serious)
Use OCZ Freeze
or Arctic Cooling MX2
Both perform better than AS5, are easy to apply, are non conductive, require no curing time, and you won't look like the n00b who uses AS5.