5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it. Works better than expensive paste. Just remember to push out some and toss it. It settles like any compound does.
If you're looking for high thermal conductivity and you don't see yourself refreshing your thermal paste after in the years after you've applied it, then this paste is a good choice. The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 is a good choice for people who are looking to apply paste to multiple CPUs.
Best Liquid Metal Thermal Paste
- Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. Best Liquid Metal Thermal Paste. Specifications. Electrically Conductive: Yes. Thermal Conductivity: 73.0 W/mk. ...
- CoolLaboratory Liquid Pro. Runner-up: Best Liquid Metal Thermal Paste. Specifications. Electrically Conductive: Yes. Thermal Conductivity: 79.0 W/mk.
Once installed, XTM50's high-stability liquid compound lasts for years with no drying, cracking or change in consistency. Non-conductive and contains zero volatile compounds.
CORSAIR TM30's high-stability liquid compound lasts for years with no drying, cracking or change in consistency, so you don't have to worry about changing or re-applying thermal paste periodically. TM30 is non-conductive and contains zero volatile compounds, making it safe for both you and your PC.
Yes. I used it to solve a ps4 overheating issue with amazing results. Just be advised it will come out a little bit thin and runny at first but a good thin layer is all you need.
First and probably the most important is the conductivity, which in cases of thermal paste labeling is often expressed in W/mK which stands for Watt per meter by Kelvin. The higher the number, the better the thermal conductivity of the compound is.
The Noctua NT-H1 is probably the only choice available in the market right now that you can trust without thinking too much about its specifications. This is a premium grade thermal paste that is suitable for both CPU and GPU applications.
A single gram of the lowest quality thermal paste will be a considerable amount of paste in volume and could be adequate for mounting three or four heat sinks. A single gram of a better quality of thermal paste will be a far lower quantity and may only be adequate for mounting one or two heat sinks.
AS5 is capacitive and as per the instructions with it, you should avoid it contacting traces, resistors and capacitors.
They say it settles out and so goes bad but I've been using the same tube for 3 years. Provided you store it on its side (not upright) then any settlement is likely to be distributed along the whole length of the tube and so likely to get remixed on squeezing it.
Yes, liquid metal has a higher thermal conductivity but has significant risks in the application. And therefore, best left to those who know what they are doing. On the other hand, thermal paste is cheaper, but you'll have to deal with its lower thermal conductivity ratings.
Does thermal paste go bad? Believe it or not, much like medicine and food, thermal paste also has a shelf life and can go bad. Generally, manufacturers give their thermal paste a lifespan of 3 to 5 years. That's if it sits under optimal conditions, which may not be the case for you.
It's important to choose a paste with the proper thermal conductivity levels to provide high versatility and total reliability to keep your system safe and cool. Each thermal paste comes with its own thermal conductivity rating for how efficient it is at transferring heat from the processor to the heatsink.
The variety of paste used for all of these tests was Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.
With its outstanding performance, the MX-4 is not only an excellent choice for overclockers and enthusiasts, but also for other sapplications that require thermal transmission. MX-4 proves without a doubt that great performance does not necessarily require a high price.
These resistances are referred to as Rsi and Rso respectively with common values 0.12Km²/W and 0.06Km²/W for the internal and external surfaces, respectively. This is the measure that is always within Building Regulations. The lower the U-value is, the better the material is as a heat insulator.
While NT-H1 had a thermal conductivity of 8.9 W/m.K and a density of 2.4 g/cm³, NT-H2 has a density of 2.81g/cm³ while the actual thermal conductivity rating is unspecified.
Nope. No cure time. It's good for 8 years+ no worries. Only question is did you thoroughly clean off the old stuff from the cpu/cooler base, and are you sure it's properly fastened down.
Claims and test results. The company claims that AS-5's thermal conductivity is 8.7 W/(m·K).
Thermal grease is ONLY meant to fill the tiny scratches in the surfaces of the heatsink and CPU heat spreader. As noted a pea size or smaller drop is plenty of TIM. A 3.5g tube would be enough for at least (20) CPUs... When in doubt READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS !
(If you already have thermal paste pre-applied on your cooler, you can skip this step.) You only need to apply a small amount — roughly the size of a grain of rice or a pea — onto the center of the integrated heat spreader. Install CPU cooler.