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Thermal Compound Roundup – April 2011


The Thermal Compounds

We will now take a look at the five new thermal compounds we are including in our roundup. The first compound in this batch is the Antec Thermal Grease, shown in Figures 2 and 3. It is a white compound, comes with three one-gram bags, and is made by the Taiwanese company Sil-more.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 2: Antec Thermal Grease

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 3: Antec Thermal Grease

Figure 4 shows an extremely popular product, which many readers asked for in this roundup: the Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound, which has a dark gray color.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 4: Arctic Silver 5

The third competitor is the Arctic Silver Céramique white thermal compound.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 5: Arctic Silver Céramique