What is the Best Way to Apply Thermal Grease? – Part 2

Our Tests

The table below presents the results of our measurements.

Thermal Compound Quantity Room Temp. Core Temp. Difference
Tiny dot 15 °C 55 °C 40 °C
Small dot 15 °C 50 °C 35 °C
Transversal stripe 15 °C 51 °C 36 °C
Parallel stripes 15 °C 51 °C 36 °C
Spread 15 °C 51 °C 36 °C

In the following graph, you can see how many degrees Celsius hotter the CPU core is than the air outside the case, with the CPU at full load. The lower this difference, the better is the cooling performance achieved.

What is the best way to apply thermal grease part 2

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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