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SmogHog
05-03-2011, 09:55 PM
This site tests more termal comounds every month and adds them to the comparison chart.

This month they add 5 more.
Antec Formula 7 (http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjU0OQ==)
Arctic Cooling MX-4 (http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/thermal-compound/30/arctic-mx-4-4g-und-20g.html?c=2291)
Thermaltake ( Cooler Master (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=149)Silent 1156 CPU cooler (http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Silent-1156-CPU-Cooler-Review/1059))
High Performance Thermal Compound (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=149)
Tuniq TX-3 (http://www.tuniq.com.tw/accessories/tx3.html)

Now there's 20 TCs in the comparison chart.

"The results of our tests remain consistent with the data and the conclusions we took so far: on a system like the one we used to compare the thermal compounds, the model and brand make little difference in the CPU temperature.

However, the five Celsius degrees difference between the best and the worst results are relevant for people who care about their CPU temperature and want to squeeze every possible degree. So, if you fit this description (most overclockers do) you can have an idea about which product you can look for.

We will continue to test more thermal compounds, so stay tuned"

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-May-2011/1249/1

mobilegamer
06-08-2011, 12:59 AM
this is something i hadnt honestly done my homework on till i started skulking these forums, good info, i got IC diamond by default on my new build, cant complain about that, would probably use a cheaper actic silver grade for future reapplications though :yes:

powerpack
06-08-2011, 01:03 AM
I have to study Smog's links. I have always found comparisons to be dubious on the high end at best.

SmogHog
06-08-2011, 01:12 AM
The June 2011 Thermal Coumpound Roundup has be posted.

June adds 5 more TCs:

Shin-Etsu MicroSi
Titan Connoisseur Platinum
Scythe Thermal Elixer Scyte-1000
Evercool Cruise Missile STC-03
Rosewill RCX-TC001

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-June-2011/1299/5

BTW Rosewill is one of the house brand/label of Newegg.com

mobilegamer
06-08-2011, 01:27 AM
Scythe Thermal Elixer Scyte-1000
Titan Connoisseur Platinum Grease
Evercool Cruise Missile STC-03
Rosewill RCX-TC001
Pink Lipstick


stolen from smogs link, note the bottom one, im a man, a straight man, i dont use "pink lipstick", TERRIBLE NAME FOR A TC
the pink is supposedly cooler, but with a name like that, its girly at best!

SmogHog
06-08-2011, 01:36 AM
Scythe Thermal Elixer Scyte-1000
Titan Connoisseur Platinum Grease
Evercool Cruise Missile STC-03
Rosewill RCX-TC001
Pink Lipstick


stolen from smogs link, note the bottom one, im a man, a straight man, i dont use "pink lipstick", TERRIBLE NAME FOR A TC
the pink is supposedly cooler, but with a name like that, its girly at best!

It's not a TC.

It's real lipstick used for comparison and the Newegg Rosewill only bested it by a single degree.

I've email the site and asked them to inclued IC Diamond 7K and 24K in a future test update.

mobilegamer
06-08-2011, 01:38 AM
It's not a TC.

It's real lipstick used for comparison and the Newegg Rosewill only bested it by a single degree.

I've email the site and asked them to inclued IC Diamond 7K and 24K in a future test update.

wtf lol it really was a tube of pink lipstick? well i guess that stuff tech is greasy, not bad performance! although as a male heterosexual i still cant bring myself to use pink, black maybe, have someone test black!

ild feel silly putting lipstick on pc parts, but i guess its not any worse then the old addage about puttin lipstick on a pig.....

SmogHog
07-12-2011, 09:34 PM
Thermal Compound Roundup - July 2011

Added for July Roundup:
Prolimatech PK-1 (http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/detail.asp?id=163&page=1)
Tuniq TX-4 (http://www.tuniq.com.tw/accessories/tx4.html)
Arctic Silver Matrix (http://www.arcticsilver.com/matrix.htm)
Gelid GC-2 (http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=2&cid=16&id=41)
Evercool T-grease 800

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-July-2011/1334/5

SmogHog
08-20-2011, 07:47 AM
Thermal Compound Roundup - August 2011

Added for August Roundup:
Nexus TMP-1000 (http://www.nexustek.nl/NXS-thermal-compound.htm)
Cooler Master ThermalFusion 400 (http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2896)
TIM Consultants Thermal Grease (http://www.tim-consultants.com/matrix1.html)
Evercool Deep Bomb (http://www.evercool.com.tw/pd_access.htm)
Dow Corning TC-19969(Included with Intel XTS100H cooler)

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-August-2011/1360/5

SmogHog
09-06-2011, 10:38 PM
Thermal Compound Roundup - September 2011

Added for September Roundup:
Akasa 450 (http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Cooling%20solutions&type_sub=Thermal%20Interface&model=AK-450-5G) gray compound.
Enermax (Dow Corning TC-5121 (http://www.dowcorning.com/applications/search/default.aspx?R=8468EN))
Glacialstars IceTherm II (http://www.glacialstars.com/thermal-grease.htm) gray
Rosewill RCX-TC060PRO (http://www.rosewill.com/products/1591/productDetail.htm) gray
Titan Royal Grease (http://www.titan-cd.com/product/showProAccessories_en.asp?ProID=863) gray

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-September-2011/1377/5

SmogHog
11-20-2011, 06:48 AM
Hardwaresecrets does monthly thermal compound testing and usually tests 5 new TCs every month.

In there November testing they tested IC Diamond 7 Carat.

See how IC Diamond faired againt the competition.

Thermal Compound Roundup - November 2011 | Hardware Secrets (http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-November-2011/1430/5)

Decidion
11-20-2011, 07:09 AM
Hardwaresecrets does monthly thermal compound testing and usually tests 5 new TCs every month.

In there November testing they tested IC Diamond 7 Carat.

See how IC Diamond faired againt the competition.

Thermal Compound Roundup - November 2011 | Hardware Secrets (http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-November-2011/1430/5)

Looks like it did about as good as mayonnaise...which seems to be about the average of all the thermal compounds. I wonder if they used Helmans or Best Foods or if Miracle Whip would do better? :)

Ghost Warrior
11-21-2011, 05:51 AM
I love it how they included chocolate and toothpaste. Now that's one in-depth reviewer.

Omar Rodríguez-López
12-02-2011, 02:28 PM
Looks like it did about as good as mayonnaise...which seems to be about the average of all the thermal compounds. I wonder if they used Helmans or Best Foods or if Miracle Whip would do better? :)

yeah but if we used mayo as thermal grease we'd constantly have Europeans trying to dip their fries in our rigs! ;]

SmogHog
12-09-2011, 11:09 PM
December Thermal Compound Roundup

New in the roudup this month IC Diamond 24 Carat

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-December-2011/1445/5

Jangooon
12-09-2011, 11:52 PM
LOL the chocolate actually did worse than no TC aha

SmogHog
01-16-2012, 10:48 PM
January 2012 Thermal Compound Roundup

5 New TCs in the roudup this month:
Antec Formula 5
Evercool Sidewinder
Xigmatek Freezing Point
Tuniq TX-2
Artic Alumina

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-January-2012/1468/5

SmogHog
01-20-2012, 05:17 AM
MAXIMUMPC:17 Thermal Pastes Face Off

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/geek_tested_17_thermal_pastes_face?page=0,0

Covfam
01-20-2012, 09:06 AM
im starting to see a trend on the desktop forums of people going back to the old MX2 because its very cost effcient and reliable and performs just under the best premium pastes. and the while the maximum pc review was pretty basic it showed that the OLD mx-2 paste was within 1.5 Celsius of the very best thermal paste on thier overclocked cpu test at half the price!.

SmogHog
01-20-2012, 08:20 PM
im starting to see a trend on the desktop forums of people going back to the old MX2 because its very cost effcient and reliable and performs just under the best premium pastes. and the while the maximum pc review was pretty basic it showed that the OLD mx-2 paste was within 1.5 Celsius of the very best thermal paste on thier overclocked cpu test at half the price!.

MSI uses MX-2 as the stock TC in the GT78x series.