Thermal Compound Roundup – September 2011

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 Akasa 450 gray compound.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 2: Akasa 450

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 3: Akasa 450

Figure 4 shows the Enermax (Dow Corning TC-5121) thermal compound, which has a gray color as well. This compound came with the Enermax ETS-T40-TA CPU cooler.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 4: Enermax (Dow Corning TC-5121)

The Glacialstars IceTherm II gray thermal compound is shown in Figure 5. This compound came with the GlacialTech Alaska CPU cooler.

Thermal Compound RoundupFigure 5: Glacialstars IceTherm II

Author: Rafael Coelho

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

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