Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Best thermal paste for computer CPUs / Gpus


Thermal paste is a simple but critical part of almost all high performance electronics like computers and gaming consoles. It acts as a thermal interface filling the micro gaps between the heatsink and the processor which greatly improves contact. Arctic Silver held the top spot for quite a few years as the best thermal paste but now the 2 most popular and highest performing are Arctic cooling MX-4 and Shin-Etsu thermal compound.

21 comments:

  1. Learned something new today, new it was there but never knew what it was called or which was the best.

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  2. I use MX-4. It's actually awesome. First application I buggered - no real change in temperature over Artic Silver 5. Reapplied and a glorious 3*C drop on the CPU, and average around 8*C on the GPU.

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  3. And I thought yesterday Arctic Silver was still the bomb, looks like i'll pick one of these guys up once I run out of Arctic Silver.

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  4. Simple but very important!!. will keep this brand in mind! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I don't know anything about either of these products Baur, but if I understand correctly the thermal paste lowers the temperature to reduce heat at contact points and improve speed. If you're running a rig like your's you'd need it.

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  6. A must have for laptop construction projects.

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  7. This'll be good to know next time I need thermal paste for something.

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  8. Yes, that's what I needed for my graphics card!

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  9. Didn't have a clue you needed stuff like that!

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  10. Hm, I'm using Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 paste. I think that it is enough to normal user.

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  11. I wish the ones they originally give us isn't garbage

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  12. Arctic Silver has been mine for a while now. Might change that though.

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  13. I used Artic Silver quite a few times. Worked like a charm.

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  14. I'll keep those two in mind when I build my next rig

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  15. Ah arctic silver is the best $5 you'll spend on cooling

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  16. I put toothpaste on my CPU :D and its work fine :D

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