To save you the scrolling... here's the top 10:
1. I Technology Cool-Gel CGR7019 Non-Silicone Thermal Gel (0)
2. AI Technology Cool-Grease CGL8050 Non-Silicone Thermal Grease (0)
3. AI Technology Cool-Silver Non-Silicone Thermal Grease (0)
4. Antec Formula 5 Silver Thermal Compound (1)
5. Arctic Cooling MX-1 Thermal Compound (0)
6. Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (0)
7. Arctic Silver II Silver Thermal Compound (2)
8. Arctic Silver 3 Silver Thermal Compound (3)
9. Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Thermal Compound (4)
10. Arctic Silver Ceramique (5)
While I applaud their efforts at creating a large-scale test like this, the investigator in me really rages about their methodology. There's absolutely no error estimation on their measurements, and from what I can glean, not even any repetition. Thermal paste is one of those things where application variability is often a larger factor than the paste itself, and they really did nothing to address that. When a study classifies products based on 0.5C differences from a single measurement, it's wise to take it with a gigantic boulder of salt.
That's an alphabetical listing, not a top 10 listing.
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the method of application (and the amount used) has a huge effect on performance.
This is a very good point - without proper application, thermal compounds are useless.
You'd be better off with a crappy heatsink and fan with proper thermal paste applied,
than with a high end heatsink and fan with poorly applied thermal paste.
Here are the actual top 5 from the article referenced above at benchmarkreviews.com:
1) TIM Consultants T-C G0098
2) OCZ Freeze
3) Arctic Silver 5
4) IC Seven Carat Diamond
5) Zaward HSC-G
According to benchmarkreviews, MX-2 is slightly worse than Silver 5.
After hearing about how Artic Cooling is so much better than Artic Silver, I feel like a fool for buying it.
Most thermal paste is equally good. Arctic Cooling MX-2 = Arctic Silver 5 = Arctic Ceramic = Other Good TIM. HardwareSecrets.com did a test of dozens of thermal paste, found that all the good brands you hear about equally good, and within 1C of each other. Just go with what's cheapest.
You go in store and the TSA will inject it into your scrotum for you. For people without scrotuns, i.e. women, you are offered free scrotums at no extra charge until the end of May...it's in the fine print...
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What is this? Is this an intimacy product? Is it safe?
Yes, you apply liberally before the intercourse. If you remember Austin Powers' Goldmember, then this is the knock off version, makes you a Silvermember. Chick still dig you since Silver is still a somewhat precious metal.
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