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What is the Best Way to Apply Thermal Grease? - Part 1
Author: Rafael Coelho 272,652 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: June 8, 2011
Page: 10 of 11
Our Tests

The table below presents the results of our measurements.

Thermal Compound QuantityRoom Temp.Core Temp.Difference
Tiny dot15 °C50 °C35 °C
Small dot15 °C50 °C35 °C
Bigger dot15 °C52 °C37 °C
One stripe15 °C51 °C36 °C
Two stripes15 °C51 °C36 °C
Spread15 °C52 °C37 °C
A lot15 °C53 °C38 °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 cooling performance achieved.

How to apply thermal compound

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