1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Fake Arctic Silver 5?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nordic119, May 22, 2007.

  1. Nordic119 New Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    4 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hey guys,
    I just purchased some Arctic Silver 5 from Ebay (I thought all AS was the same). However, the product came in a retail package from Thermaltake and has part number of RS2150. However, the syringe looks just like the one on Arctic Silver's website.

    I've googled this part number with Arctic Silver and haven't found any matches yet. So, I'm concerned that I got a fake syringe of AS or a really old batch. Should I be concerned about getting some fake AS, or is AS packaged by different companies? I just want to make sure that I won't hurt my processor by putting this stuff on. I've emailed thermaltake and haven't heard back from them yet.

    Thanks!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  2. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    11,960 (2.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,525
    I'd contact AS about it. To me, it sounds fake, but maybe they had a deal with Tt.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU Crunching for Team TPU
  3. d44ve New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,520 (0.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    309
    I know for a fact TT make a AS type product. They sell them at radio shack. I dont know if it is the exact same thing, but I bet it is close.

    However, if the guy sold you Artic Silver 5 and you got that.... I would be upset
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  4. Nordic119 New Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    4 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the all replies. This is a really helpful place. I just got off the phone with Artic Silver in CA. The guy actually said that they do sell their product to Radio Shack and they package it as TT. He was 99% sure it was their product, just sold in a different package. This makes me a feel a little better as the syringe that I bought is identical to the one on their website. However, I would have felt more confident had I just received the syringe, instead of it being in another manufacturer's box!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  5. d44ve New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,520 (0.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    309
    see that... all you had to do is listen to me and not waste you time calling them! j/k

    Good to hear you didnt get ripped off
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  6. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    9,066 (2.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    321
    Location:
    My house.
    Fake Arctic Silver 5 :roll:.


    Sorry, the idea of someone low enough to try to counterfeit a tube of THERMAL PASTE is hilarious to me.

    This is exactly why I rarely buy used parts/softwares, I'm much happier when I buy it all retail and/or from Newegg.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  7. Mr. Thompson Arctic Silver Inc.

    Joined:
    May 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Fake silver grease is still a problem, and big business. Shortly after the Overclocker’s expose on issue couple of years ago, I received a phone call from the manufacturer of the fake grease in China. They wanted me to stop telling people there was no silver in their grease. When I said “but there is no silver in your grease” the reply was “we know, we want you to stop telling people this.” Amazing…

    The 3.5 gram size of AS5 and 2.5 gram size of Ceramique are in our proprietary syringe with a stylized AS on the back of the plunger. Look for it as a guarantee that it is a genuine Arctic Silver product.

    Colin Thompson
    Arctic Silver, Inc.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  8. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,809 (2.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    548
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    wow, thank you Mr Colin Thompson. Its nice to see folks from actual companies come on here and post. to me, there is none better than AS.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  9. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    16,159 (4.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,500
    Location:
    Oklahoma T-Town
    I can't believe they called to say that.:roll: :roll:

    I think it's safe to say AS5 is a big seller here at the TPU.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  10. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    11,960 (2.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,525
    Now that's service :toast:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU Crunching for Team TPU
  11. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,501 (2.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,144
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Counterfeit thermal past? :roll: Did not know that industry existed.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  12. ktr

    ktr

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    7,404 (1.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    683
    it tastes good with smuckers...:laugh:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  13. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    16,159 (4.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,500
    Location:
    Oklahoma T-Town
    Does it? Hmmmmm :D
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  14. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,501 (2.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,144
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    It has electrolytes!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  15. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    9,066 (2.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    321
    Location:
    My house.
    And several times more the daily reccomended dosage of poison :p.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  16. bigboi86

    bigboi86 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,442 (0.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Location:
    techPowerUp!
    I think I bought an offbrand AS tube from compusa before.

    Works just as good IMO. If it fills the microscopic valleys of the metal creating better thermal dissipation I'm happy.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)