Thermal compounds are used as adhesive agents between CPU’s or any other sources and heat sinks. These compounds do not conduct electricity but dissipate heat quickly from the source to the sink. So check out this list of 10 best thermal grease compounds and let us know your favourite thermal grease compound in the comments section below.
10. Zalman Thermal Cooling Grease(9.99$)
This paste has very little thermal resistance and, therefore, superior heat conductance hence ensuring the highest performance level of heat transfer between the source & the sink.
9. MassCool STARS-700(4.95$)
Easy to use syringe is ideal for your laptop. Though there have been many positive reviews, some users have complained that the paste did not hold for as long and made their devices run hotter & louder.
8. Jibrael 1g White Syringe Silicone Thermal Grease Heatsink Compound (18.37$)
Made from a combination of Silicone and Zinc Oxide, this heat compound is non-toxic. With a thermal conductivity of £1.25 W/m-k, this grease does an excellent job in sinking out heat from the core of your computer.
7. VIO 1.5G Thermal Grease (3.47$)
1.5 grams of thermal grease that is made from white silicone. Though the grease it self does the job, the syringe is not easy to use & made of low build quality.
6. Thermal Paste, 5 Pack ThermalCoolFlux(TM)(6.55$)
A set of 5 at 6.55$ is a good value for money buy. It has a thermal conductivity greater than 3.2 W/mK and it’s easy to use nature makes it ideal for GPUs and CPUs.
5. Banggood New 30g Grey Thermal Grease Paste (2.39$)
With a thermal conductivity of 1.829W/m-k, it is well suited for use in medium-sized computers. The grease will do well in the household machine but might have trouble keeping industrial size CPU’s cool.
4. Zalman ZM-STG1 Super Thermal Grease(6.27$)
Unlike most on our list, this product does not come in a syringe. The brush attached to cap prevents any unnecessary waste and enables easy application.
3. Arctic Silver AA-14G (7.75$)
Made with micronized aluminum oxide and boron nitride, it will not separate from the heat source. And has better thermal conductivity than most.
2. StarTech.com 1.5g Metal Oxide Thermal CPU Paste(2.88$)
1.93 W/m-K thermal conductivity makes it inline with best thermal grease in the market today. Though it contains a metal oxide, it has almost zero electrical conductivity.
1. Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound(7.55$)
This pack of 5 is the most popular thermal grease in the market today. Made from 99.9% pure micronized silver, it has no electrical conductance but thermal conductivity is >350 000W/m2. By far the best thermal compound out there!