Originally Posted by kronus
The shin etsu comes standard from asus. It's like really hard putty, (and really hard to get off if you want to put on AS5, lol.) I read stuff about it being better than AS3, but I couldn't find any more recent material so I ended up going with the AS5.
On a side note, shinza is backordered again I wanted to spend my money, but they won't let me BO til dec 15 for large black 15' I really need this thing too.
As for being hard to take off the heatsink, I used plain alcohol from CVS and the Shin Etsu was off in a minute of rubbing.
Although the temps didn't change at all, I must say I am a bit sorry for getting rid of the Shin Etsu.