The Thermal Compounds

We will now examine the five new thermal compounds that we are including in our roundup.

Figures 2 and 3 illustrate the Coollaboratory LIQUID Ultra compound. According to the manufacturer, this compound is made of pure liquid metal, without solid particles. It comes with a cleaning sponge, two brushes and an isopropyl alcohol wet tissue, which must be used to clean the CPU and cooler surfaces before applying it.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 2: Coollaboratory LIQUID Ultra

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 3: Items that come with the Coollaboratory LIQUID Ultra

Figures 4 and 5 present the EVGA Frostbyte thermal compound, which has a gray color.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 4: EVGA Frostbyte

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 5: EVGA Frostbyte

We also tested the Innovation Cooling (IC) Diamond 7 Carat gray thermal compound, shown in Figure 6.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 6: IC Diamond 7 Carat


Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.