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Thermal Compound Roundup - February 2012
Author: Rafael Coelho 162,864 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: February 13, 2012
Page: 5 of 6
Our Tests

The table below presents the results of our measurements.

Thermal CompoundRoom Temp.Core Temp.Difference
No Thermal Compound26 °C88 °C62 °C
Zalman ZM-STG224 °C59 °C35 °C
Prolimatech Thermal Compound24 °C56 °C32 °C
Cooler Master Thermal Compound Kit23 °C58 °C35 °C
Evercool EC420-TU1522 °C57 °C35 °C
Spire Bluefrost22 °C58 °C36 °C
Gelid GC Extreme26 °C61 °C35 °C
Coolink Chillaramic26 °C61 °C35 °C
Deepcool Z926 °C61 °C35 °C
Noctua NT-H126 °C61 °C35 °C
Thermalright The Chill Factor26 °C63 °C37 °C
Antec Thermal Grease24 °C58 °C34 °C
Arctic Silver 524 °C57 °C33 °C
Arctic Silver Céramique24 °C57 °C33 °C
Biostar Nano Diamond22 °C57 °C35 °C
Xigmatek PTI-G360622 °C55 °C33 °C
Antec Formula 721 °C55 °C34 °C
Arctic Cooling MX-421 °C56 °C35 °C
Cooler Master High Performance22 °C56 °C34 °C
Thermaltake Thermal Compound21 °C54 °C33 °C
Tuniq TX-322 °C54 °C32 °C
Shin-Etsu MicroSi14 °C 49 °C35 °C
Scythe Thermal Elixer Scyte-100014 °C49 °C35 °C
Titan Connoisseur Platinum Grease14 °C49 °C35 °C
Evercool Cruise Missile STC-0314 °C49 °C35 °C
Rosewill RCX-TC00114 °C53 °C39 °C
Pink Lipstick14 °C54 °C40 °C

Arctic Silver Matrix

12 °C

50 °C

38 °C

Evercool T-grease 800

13 °C

49 °C

36 °C

Gelid GC-2

13 °C

50 °C

37 °C

Prolimatech PK-1

13 °C

47 °C

34 °C

Tuniq TX-4

12 °C

48 °C

36 °C

Toothpaste

13 °C

53 °C

40 °C

Toothpaste (12 h after)

13 °C

56 °C

43 °C

Cooler Master ThermalFusion 400

13 °C

47 °C

34 °C

Evercool Deep Bomb

13 °C

47 °C

34 °C

TIM Consultants Thermal Grease

13 °C

48 °C

35 °C

Dow Corning TC-1996

13 °C

49 °C

36 °C

Nexus TMP-1000

13 °C

50 °C

37 °C

Spray oil

13 °C

53 °C

40 °C

Akasa 45014 °C50 °C36 °C
Enermax (Dow Corning TC-5121)14 °C47 °C33 °C
GlacialStars IceTherm II14 °C49 °C35 °C
Rosewill RCX-TC060PRO14 °C56 °C42 °C
Titan Royal Grease14 °C52 °C38 °C
Chocolate14 °C89 °C75 °C
Arctic Silver Céramique 213 °C48 °C35 °C
Akasa 45513 °C49 °C36 °C
Masscool G75113 °C49 °C36 °C
Thermaltake TG-113 °C47 °C34 °C
ZEROtherm ZT-10013 °C51 °C38 °C
Mayonnaise13 °C48 °C35 °C
Coollaboratory LIQUID Ultra18 °C52 °C34 °C
EVGA Frostbyte18 °C56 °C38 °C
IC Diamond 7 Carat18 °C53 °C35 °C
Phobya HeGrease Extreme18 °C52 °C34 °C
StarTech Heatgrease1018 °C54 °C36 °C
Butter18 °C58 °C40 °C
Butter (12 h later)19 °C61 °C42 °C
IC Diamond 24 Carat24 °C58 °C34 °C
Nanoxia Heat Buster24 °C58 °C34 °C
Masscool Fanner-42024 °C62 °C38 °C
Revoltec Thermal Grease Nano24 °C60 °C36 °C
Thermaltake TG-224 °C62 °C38 °C
Cream Cheese24 °C61 °C37 °C
Cream Cheese (12 h later)22 °C62 °C40 °C
Antec Formula 525 °C59 °C34 °C
Arctic Alumina25 °C62 °C37 °C
Evercool Sidewinder25 °C62 °C37 °C
Tuniq TX-225 °C59 °C34 °C
Xigmatek Freezing Point26 °C59 °C33 °C
Mustard25 °C63 °C38 °C
Antec Formula 625 °C61 °C36 °C
Connectland Silver Cool25 °C59 °C34 °C
Deepcool Z525 °C59 °C34 °C
Xigmatek PTI-G451225 °C58 °C33 °C
Zalman STG123 °C58 °C35 °C
Diaper ointment24 °C64 °C40 °C

In the following graph, at full load you can see how many degrees Celsius hotter the CPU core is than the air outside the case. The lower this difference, the better is the performance of the thermal compound. The red bars refer to the compounds included in this batch.

Thermal Compound Roundup

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