It Doesn’t Taste Very Good Either
Thermal paste is nice, filling in all these tiny little gaps that exist between your CPU’s lid and the heatsink or chilly plate that cools it to maintain that costly piece of silicon blissful. It isn’t essentially enjoyable to use although, too little and your CPU you’ll by no means be capable of keep at peak frequencies, similar for those who use an excessive amount of, with the added bonus of doable electrical shorts in your motherboard. Perhaps the answer Intel and AMD used again within the historical days, a thermal pad, is perhaps a superb various? That is precisely what Overclockers Club has been testing for some time now.
The mission began once they noticed an advert for Innovation Cooling Graphite Thermal Pads, and expanded once they discovered Thermal Grizzly’s Carbonaut pads. The IC Graphite pads are rated higher than many pastes at 35 W/m-Ok, nonetheless that is nowhere close to as efficient because the Carbonaut at 62.5 W/m-Ok. When examined below regular working circumstances there was little distinction in temperatures between both of the thermal pads or the Prolimatech PK-1 thermal paste they added in as a comparability.
What was completely different was the benefit of set up and the reusability of the thermal pads. There was no mess by any means when making use of them, and the thermal pads don’t want reapplication for those who occur to pop your heatsink off and within the case of the Innovation Cooling will be reused simply. The Carbonaut is additionally probably reusable, although it can take slightly extra effort that the competitors. As for the thermal paste … effectively as you probably know, it often must be cleaned and reapplied each time.