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 Thermaltake TG-1 gray compound.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 2: Thermaltake TG-1

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 3: Thermaltake TG-1

Figures 4 and 5 show the ZEROtherm ZT-100 thermal compound, which has a gray color as well. This thermal compound comes with a “finger condom” that you can use to spread the thermal compound on the CPU. However, in order to do all the tests with the same parameters, we applied this compound with the “small dot at the center of the CPU” as in other tests.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 4: ZEROtherm ZT-100

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 5: ZEROtherm ZT-100


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