Arctic Silver Premium Thermal Compound
I blow a dollar on a bottle of water, I get Perrier." That old Robin
Williams' line has withstood the test of time when examining why certain items
cost such ridiculous amounts of dinero.
Mercedes & BMW owners fall madly in love with their vehicles for a reason
though. Sometimes, you do get what you pay for.
the land of grease. More specifically, high end premium thermal
compound. That's what we call it when we fork over $13.95 USD for a measly
6.5 grams (0.23 oz) of silver pasty looking goo. Goo that is normally thrown
in for free when purchasing Global Win heatsink/fan combos. Let's scrutinize
why on earth anyone would plunk down so many shekels to cool that processor.
By the way, if you think that I haven't fallen in love with the best grease
there is then, hehe, you're reading the wrong things into this review.
- Thermal Conductivity:
Varies From 4.65 to 5.15 W/m*K
- Heat Reduction:
2º to 7º C (3.6º to 12.6º F)
- 79% to 82%
Pure Micronized Silver Content
- Price: $13.95
enjoy verifying manufacturers claims. To their chagrin, I usually dig up more
dirt than they would ever want you, the reader, to know. Sometimes, their
responses aren't pleasant. So what. I'm not reviewing directly for their benefit,
I here for you.
When I spied
the 2º-7º C guaranteed temperature reduction, I thought, "Ha!
I gotem!" There ain't no way that this grease could possibly live up
to such expectations. Next, I untwisted the syringe end cap and pushed some
silver goop onto my fingers. Mmm, seemed awfully thick and substantial, similar
to anti-sieze compound typically used into automobiles.
to the standard GW101 High Performance Thermal Grease that I was using on
the FKP-32, this new stuff seemed rather...intimidating. I think that the
original claims may turn out to be true. Without too much more effort, I pulled
the cover from the InWin S500 that housed a P3 700E @ 980MHz and began the
operation. Five minutes later, it was "out with the old and in with the
new" as the side panel slipped back into place and I anxiously awaited
MotherBoard Monitor version 5's results.