Several years ago, we published a round-up of thermal pastes that started with Thermal Paste Comparison, Part One: Applying Grease And More and concluded with Thermal Paste Comparison, Part Two: 39 Products Get Tested. Since it’s so hot outside (at least in our U.S. labs), we’re trying to cool so many new CPUs and GPUs, and readers keep asking for it, we decided to combine and update those stories, adding a range of new thermal pastes and pads.
Thermal paste and how to apply it are probably more divisive than anything else in technology. So many different methods, old wives’ tales, folklore, and god knows what else.
It all comes from the same factory in china. It makes very little difference what brand you buy.
I’ve been building my own kit of the last 20 years and everything works fine if you get “the generic paste” from PC World or something with a a fancy name.
EDIT: I had no idea that their conclusion supported mine before reading it. It just a know thing if you build your own kit.
@Thom do you build your own?
Edited 2017-08-07 22:30 UTC