Top positive review
Professionally highly recommended.
October 16, 2016
I have been using AS5 TIM (Thermal Interface Material) for about 10 years.
If you were to google Thermal Interface Material Comparisons and tests, you would find that AS5 always comes out solidly in the top 5% of TIMs.
This TIM, when allowed its curing time, can perform as well as the best TIMs on the market, including Shin Etsu.
Unlike what some people may say, this TIM is not electrically conductive. Anyone who says it is doesn't know what they are talking about. According to the manufacturer's website, AS5 is slightly capacitive and that's it. Not conductive at all. This means, as long as you don't go smearing it all over the motherboard, and only use enough for the job (most common mistake is using too much TIM, google it) then this TIM will cause zero issues.
When you apply it, use a BB sized blob in the centre of the CPU. Slightly more is OK, but do not over apply. When you install the cooler and turn the computer on, the pressure and heat will make the TIM spread.
For AS5, you will get excellent results right away. For the absolute best results, you will need to use you computer normally over a 1 to 2 week period. AS5 requires about a 40 hour curing time. Allowing the curing time will further reduce your temperature by about another 3 degrees C.
As a professional computer technician I use this TIM exclusively at work on my customer's computers and laptops as well as on my own equipment at home. You can't go wrong with this TIM.