Greasewars 2: Nanotherm Blue vs.
OK, so the
economy is rather poor at the moment. So what should computer related manufacturers
do? Lower prices on more expensive items, or create more cost conscious ones?
Arctic Silver has just introduced a new line of grease with some very mouthwatering
characteristics: low price and non-metallic content. But how's the performance?
Do we get Chevy performance for a Chevy price?
in two flavors: Ice & Blue
- Thick, Viscous,
- Does not
Separate, Leech or Dry Out
- Price: $5.95
USD for 1g/1cc
composite of aluminum oxide and boron nitride to provide near
Arctic Silver II level performance
- Does not
contain any silicone
- The first
thermal compound engineered for controlled triple phase viscosity
$3.95 USD for 1.75g
(from the Nanotherm
an old TV ad that opened with senior citizens driving down a crowed street.
A woman asked the male driver about changing the car's oil and his reply was,
"motor oil is motor oil."
up your new P4 or T'bird screamer, I'm sure most consider very carefully every
single part that goes into the case. Except for some odd reason, the thermal
grease gets left out. Some argue the benefits when grease is substituted for
an inefficient pad, but is there is difference between greases themselves?
Can one be significantly better than another? If you recall my aging Arctic
Silver review, you'll see that quality of thermal paste varies greatly.
discovered with heatsink compound is that generally speaking, you want a thick
viscous compound. This is good for several reasons. First, a viscous grease
is less prone to drying out over time (months, years). Second, tiny air pockets
are less likely to decrease the tight coupling between heatsink and CPU.
is similar to Nanotherm Ice and Blue in that they both veer away from using
small micronized metallic particles. These Metallic particles aren't necessarily
bad; however, with all electrically conductive particles, some risk of damage
may occur either over time or under extreme pressure. No need to worry with
either Ice, Blue or Alumina.
clean up rather well, unlike Arctic Silver, which must be almost "power
washed" with isopropyl alcohol or something similar. For quick grease
upgrades, the two greases tested today are very easy to apply and remove.
the testing page that the video card heat measurements are missing. During
testing of the Nanotherm products, I thought I was getting some suspiciously
low video temps and when I popped the side cover of the InWin S500 case, I
saw my thermal sensor was 1mm above the video card instead of sitting squarely
The CPU maximum
temp hits 118ºF with Alumina, which is 2ºF lower than Blue. I believe
that this is why the peak case temp is also 2ºF higher. More hot air
is being expelled into the case as a whole, even though the video card temp
hasn't been adversely affected.
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