Arctic Silver Céramique™ 2 Tri-Linear
Ceramic Thermal Compound 25gr/8cc tube #CMQ-22G
(Also Available in 2.7 gram size)
The high-density, ceramic-based thermal compound specifically designed for
modern high-power CPUs and high-performance heatsinks or water-cooling
Tri-Linear Ceramic Content:
Like the original Céramique, Céramique 2 uses only ceramic fillers so it is
neither electrically conductive nor capacitive. The tri-linear composite of
aluminum oxide, zinc oxide and boron nitride allows the thinnest possible bond
line with modern processors, heatsinks and electronics. Critically-sized
particles and new ultra-high shear mixing techniques maximize Céramique 2's
thermal performance and help maintain a stable homogenous suspension. This
exclusive combination provides performance exceeding most metal based compounds.
Polysynthetic Suspension Fluid:
A new oil mixture, improved thermal filler properties and increased particle
deagglomeration, dispersal and density enhance Céramique 2's thermal performance
and overall stability. The third generation polysynthetic suspension fluid
combines advanced synthetic oils to maximize wetting and stability while
allowing a higher density of thermally conductive fillers.
Céramique 2 is engineered to not separate, run, migrate, or bleed.
Céramique 2 does not contain any metal or other electrically conductive
materials. It is a pure electrical insulator, neither electrically conductive
2 to 10 degrees centigrade lower CPU full load core temperatures than standard
thermal compounds or thermal pads when measured with a calibrated thermal diode
imbedded in the CPU core.
The amount of compound remaining in the 2.7-gram syringe is easy to determine as
the rear of the plunger is perfectly flush with the flange when the syringe is
Easy Clean Up:
Céramique 2 can easily be cleaned from CPUs and heatsinks with ArctiClean,
isopropyl alcohol or any of the cleaners listed in the product instructions.
Average Particle Size:
<0.36 micron <0.000014 inch (70 particles lined up in a row equal 1/1000th of an
Peak: –150°C to >185°C Long-Term: –150°C to 130°C
2.7-gram syringe. (Approximately 1cc)
At a layer 0.003" thick, one syringe will cover about 22 square inches.
25-gram syringe. (Approximately 9.2cc)
At a layer 0.003" thick, one syringe will cover about 200 square inches
Due to the unique shapes and sizes of the particles in Céramique 2, it will
take a minimum of 25 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum
particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to
reach maximum conductivity. (This period will be longer in a system without a
fan on the heatsink.) On systems measuring actual internal core temperatures via
the CPU's internal diode, the measured temperature will often drop slightly over
this "break-in" period. This break-in will occur during the normal use of the
computer as long as the computer is turned off from time to time and the
interface is allowed to cool to room temperature. Once the break-in is complete,
the computer can be left on if desired.
Manufacture Instructions: (Click)