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Old 10-05-2011, 07:18 AM   #1
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Title: Thermal Compound Roundup - October 2011
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"Following up on our Thermal Compound Roundup - September 2011 review, we are adding five more thermal compounds to our roundup, for a total of 45 different models from Akasa, Antec, Arctic Cooling, Ar..."

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Old 10-18-2011, 04:05 AM   #2
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Thanks for doing a monthly review of CPU thermal compounds. A quick look on NewEgg's site and it's impossible to pick a product based on the information or even the user feedback. I know that testing has to be very tedious and time comsuming (boring) but since manufactures don't have any standards for product comparison it is up to the tech sites to do the testing and publishing of real usage of thermal compounds. I'm a tech myself and I try to make the best purchasing decisions for my clients and while a small item such as thermal compound won't usually make or break a computer's functionality it is great to see technical arcticles such as this so I can be sure I'm picking the right product when I need/want to overclock a cpu. Thank you for all your hard work and I look forward to 5 more products next month.
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Thanks for doing a monthly review of CPU thermal compounds. A quick look on NewEgg's site and it's impossible to pick a product based on the information or even the user feedback. I know that testing has to be very tedious and time comsuming (boring) but since manufactures don't have any standards for product comparison it is up to the tech sites to do the testing and publishing of real usage of thermal compounds. I'm a tech myself and I try to make the best purchasing decisions for my clients and while a small item such as thermal compound won't usually make or break a computer's functionality it is great to see technical arcticles such as this so I can be sure I'm picking the right product when I need/want to overclock a cpu. Thank you for all your hard work and I look forward to 5 more products next month.
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You are welcome. This kind of comment make the effort worth. Thank you!
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:28 AM   #4
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I'm glad to see that you are including the room temperature and then showing the delta temperature so that the thermal compunds can be compared as equally as possible. Room temperatures can very greatly from summer to winter so the maximum temperature of the cpu under load can't be the sole criteria for choosing 1 thermal compound over another.

I assume you are using the same case, power supply, motherboard, etc. as you test 5 more products each month to keep the results equal to your tests at the beginning so no other external item can create more or less heat to skew the results. Deciding to run with the computer case's side panel off was a very good decision as we want to see the performance of the thermal compound and not whether the case you are using has poor/average/great air flow.

As always I know my cooling results will be different on every build based on my choice of cpu cooler, computer case (quantity, size, and locations of its fans), and other hardware installed such as video cards.

Thanks for the great thermal compound product testing.

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Old 10-18-2011, 06:58 AM   #5
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The way we test thermal componds is always the same, of course. You can see our methodology in the review itself:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...er-2011/1396/4
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:55 AM   #6
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I had to laugh at this lol
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This thermal compound comes with a finger condom that you can use to spread the thermal compound on the CPU.
I can imagine people making their own finger condoms lol.

A lot of people don't know really what thermal paste do. I'm still surprised to find people all over the web thinking its a coolant. Its for sucking the heatsink against the cpu as tight as possible. If they know that then they would also stop from dropping so much all over the cpu.

Gabriel I don't see toothpaste there lol

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Gabriel I don't see toothpaste there lol
??? I wasn't the one that wrote this review. The toothpaste was analyzed here:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ly-2011/1334/6
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??? I wasn't the one that wrote this review. The toothpaste was analyzed here:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ly-2011/1334/6
You guys actually tested toothpaste loooooooool
people are always asking about toothpaste as a thermal. Never tried it lol
Thanks for debunking that idea. Now I got a link to throw around rather to explain for hours on one

One question. When I'm using the phone one here then using the pc later, I pick up strange characters the phone made when posting but cant see it at all when I'm on the phone. I corrected the top one but that quoted piece looks perfectly on it. On the pc it looks like something from a scrapbook.

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Please open a new thread in the correct forum for questions that are unrelated to the current thread. Thank you.
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yes i totally brought this back from the dead.

can we get petroleum jelly, KY jelly, peanut butter, and an extended time test on the mayo since you did it with the toothpaste. im interested in results of the mayo after 12hrs or a couple days, for laughs of course.
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