The Tech Zone heeft een interessant artikel geplaatst waarin zij thermal compound uit alle prijsklassen vergelijken. Heel handig om te kijken wat voor stuff je nu als beste op je heatsink kan smeren. Best uit de test komt de 'Arctic Silver Thermal Compound' van $13.95 (niet de goedkoopste, maar ook niet de duurste).
The title goes to the Arctic Silver Thermal Compound by a knockout! Although it came out nearly head to head with the CircuitWorks Silver compound, it really had the stamina in the later rounds. This stuff absolutely rocks! The main advantage (other than its thermal conductivity) of this over the two compounds that followed behind it in the rankings is the fact that it’s not electrically conductive. I don’t have any idea how the maker did this… But, it’s not electrically conductive. Usually, with the use of metal oxide based thermal compounds you lose some conductivity as a trade off. But, not so in this case! This is the obvious choice of the high-end compounds I tested. This can also be advantageous when used in peltier cooling applications where extremes in hot and cold are found. With the testing completed and my peltier kit reinstalled, this silver compound really outshines the competition in this category, too. Sometimes it’s true to say, “You get what you pay for.” But, with this compound you get a little more for a little less than it costs for the “other guy.”