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Which Thermal Paste is King? - Part 2 Thermal Paste Comparison

about a year ago I released a video

comparing some of the most popular

thermal pace and with the success of

that video I figured why not collect

some more maybe also take some

suggestions from you guys and make

another video about it now from our past

video which I will link somewhere up

here or in definitely down in the

description we found that the top three

thermal paste where thermal goes is

crown not not to us M th one and not two

as in th two now this time around we're

going to be testing ten different

thermal paste plus the top three from

our last video to see which thermal

paste is truly King so let's go ahead

and take a look at some of these specs

of these and also the pricing of them

now the first graph is a collection of

all the thermal phase that we're going

to be testing today and here we are

comparing the thermal conductivity of

each one of these now if you have any

knowledge of heat transfer

usually you would assume that the higher

the watt per meter Kelvin the better the

pace should be able to cool down your

CPU now some manufacturers have claimed

this to be true and then others like

Noctua have insisted that they don't

include thermal conductivity ratings

with the products because it can be

misleading at times but I wanted to show

you just as for a reference so that you

can see how these things are gonna

compare with the results later on

next is a graph of the overall price

that we paid for each of the thermal

paste which range from about seven

dollars all the way up to a whopping

forty dollars now the reason I wanted to

include this is because most of you are

not building a ton of pcs and will

realistically buy one - the thermal

paste and only need it for maybe three

to five applications which like a 1 gram

tube can easily accomplish but for all

of those people from the last video that

wanted a price per gram graph that leads

us to our next one and in my opinion

price per gram to me isn't really

important because the majority of the

pace that we tested are between 7 to 12

dollars which is one of really the

cheapest ways to lower your CPU Timms

now looking at the graph that we have

here you can see that the price program

goes from dirt cheap at 43 cents with

the GD 902 really expensive with a

single gram of crown not at 8 dollars

and 63 cents now just as a curiosity for

all of my you know normal PC users out

there who build their own computer and

only really change out the thermal paste

and maybe even once

a year let me know it on the comment

section down below what matters more to

you overall price of let you're paying

for the thermal paste or the price per

gram now let's talk about how we'll be

testing all of these thermal paste for

testing we repeated the same process as

in the previous video but we don't have

the same test bench as we did before so

the numbers from the previous video are

not going to exactly correlate with the

results that we have here so on our new

test bench it consists of a rising Phi

of 3600 X overclocked to 4.4 gigahertz

and then the cooler that we used was not

to an NH u 12s now all the thermal paste

were applied to the CPU ask for the

instructions with any specified

application cure time or burnin

procedure followed step by step so

through my experience though all be

different ways to apply their own pace

don't really increase performance and

really a simple line or even like a

small dot in the middle does just as

well but we are gonna follow the

instructions to the T just to appease

all of those science Nazis that always

decide to leave me some nasty comments

even though they probably all work at a

fast-food restaurant and have really

never seen the inside of a lab so after

the application process was completed we

brought to the room temperature down to

about 23 degrees Celsius and then put

the CPU under 100 percent load using a

264 for about an hour and then we

repeated the test two more times so that

we could calculate the average

temperatures that we're getting from

those thermal paste so also the CPU

cooler fan was set to 100% fan speed to

keep any of like the fan curves from

messing with any of the results just

because we don't want to have to worry

about that and then after each of the

thermal paste tests were completed we

remove the cooler from the test bench

verify that the paste had good coverage

across the IHS and then if it didn't we

then reapplied the paste and then

repeated the test all over again now

there is always going to be some slight

variations when it comes to conducting

these types of tests because we're not

in a control lab environment we're just

in my house but all we can do is try our

best at being consistent throughout all

of our tests now with all of that out of

the way let's go ahead and bring up our

results

so with all of the data put together we

had a pretty nice temperature spread

with thermal Grizzlies crying on still

being the reigning champ but it's also

the most expensive at the price per gram

and then with dead last in the

competition was the GD 900 which makes

sense because it is pretty much the

cheapest price program that I have ever

seen with thermal pace so with these

results we learned that across the board

price and thermal conductivity values

which is next to each one of the names

don't really mean much when it comes to

thermal pace but really independent

reviewer testing is what we really need

to look for when you're trying to choose

which thermal paste to throw between

your CPU and your cooler also a couple

things I wanted to discuss before we

wrap this video up so first don't just

trust my results and always make sure to

check out other reviews that are out

there and then make a decision based

upon that collection of information now

second there are some companies out

there with marketing material for like

certain brands of thermal paste that

will tell you that their pastes are

better because it says it's gonna last

five to even 10 years now I have

actually never seen any types of reports

or testing that verifies that

information in comparison with like

other pace that are out there so take

that stuff with a grain of salt and last

let's be honest if you are comparing the

best and worst that we tested here today

the temperature difference between the

two was about 6 degrees Celsius which is

not gonna make any type of performance

difference with your CPU especially when

you're sitting between 50 and 70 degrees

Celsius now it's only until you start

reaching those like thermal throttle

limits that your performance starts to

actually take a hit so for me the only

benefit of lower CPU temps is that your

fans don't have to run at a higher speed

which makes your system quieter so for

me I'm gonna continue to use Kryon until

something else better comes along with

my personal builds and then really from

out my customer bills I'll generally use

not to as n-th one because it reforms

pretty well and I can buy it in those

larger tangram tubes which is just

cheaper on my part so what are your guys

overall thoughts on our results I would

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