GELID GC-Extreme 3.5g with Tooling - Thermal Conductive Paste for Heatsink | Maximum Thermal Conductivity | Easy Application | Not Corrosive.
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- CREATED FOR EXTREME USES: The GC-Extreme thermal compound achieves the best heat conductivity from your CPU o VGA Card.
- MAXIMUM THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY: The GC-Extreme guarantees exceptional heat dissipation and supports the stability required to push the system to the desired limit.
- EASY AND SAFE APPLICATION: Thanks to GELID Applicator, you can apply EASY and SECURE GC-EXTREME on the CPU.
- OPERATING TEMPERATURE: The GC-Extreme can operate between -45 degrees up to +180 degrees Celsius
- THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY: The GC-Extreme has a Thermal Conductivity of 8.5W/mk with a Density of 3.73g/cm³
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GELID Solutions designs and manufactures CPU and VGA coolers, chassis fans, thermal composites, accessories and other equipment for computers and electronic devices. The company also supplies a range of products for international OEM and ODM customers.
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I'll let the numbers do the rest of the talking. My G3 has a i5 9300h & 1660ti max q.
Stock - reached 90c before thermally throttling to 35w. The i5 was stuck at the minimum frequency (2.4 ghz) at 35w and temps were at 85c to 88c the entire time Prime95 ran.
MX-4- The MX-4 was able to sustain 45w and a steady 3.3ghz. Temps were 84-85c.
GC Extreme - The GC extreme was able not only to sustain the 45w max turbo @ 3.3ghz, but did so at a max of 78c. Temps were so low, the initial short burst power max engaged again (58w) which allowed the frequency to again max at 4ghz on all 4 cores. This occured every 2-3 minutes which brought temps to a max of 81c!
This stuff is all I will use going forward, and I will be replacing all of my paste on every machine over the next few days! If you are looking for thermal paste your search ends here!
After running my CPU under load and idle conditions for the past 24 hours this TIM is already producing temps 10C or more under what I was getting with AS5. I used a large pea sized blob on the middle of my CPU (large because the i7-5830K is a bit bigger than a normal i7. The change was immediate and undeniable. It hasn't even had time to flow properly into all the surface imperfections and these temperature drops are already impressive. I'm absolutely 100% satisfied with my purchase, and there's still a lot left in the tube, I might replace the TIM on my video card as well.
I've seen at least one review complaining about the price. I suppose compared to $6 for a tube of AS5 this could be considered "expensive". But you get a lot more in the tube, I would say there's probably enough for 10 or more applications in there (that's a guess). It outperforms AS5 in my humble little side by side. In my opinion this is a great value considering performance and the amount you actually get in the tube. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good TIM.
Well, this paste is some good stuff. I bought it after reading a review by TechPowerUp, apparently in 2015. I was having issues with a Dell laptop, i7, with very poor cooling. To this day the issue is not resolved because I still have the laptop and it still overheats. All I know is that this thermal paste works well and my Dell laptop is a piece of garbage... small fan, poor heat pipes, small outlet vents. You can't fix stupid. I did some temperature tests back in the day, and this stuff works great.
I just happened to look up some 2019 listings of the best thermal compounds. This Gelid is still hitting the top of the pack, and its cost is still very good. I would definitely recommend this and buy it again... but I have plenty more. I'm gonna wipe off the goop on an AMD Ryzen with its designated fan and try this instead. It's that good.
-You MUST spread the thermal paste right away after putting a small pea sized amount on the middle of the IHS. The paste dries up easily when exposed to air. I didn't managed to time it but the time frame to apply the paste is maybe around 15+ seconds. More than that, the paste will start to form into a crumb-like state when you spread it and it will just disintegrate from the IHS. I'm not sure if heating up the tube helps but I did put the tube on a zip lock and then dipped it in a cup filled with hot water before using the paste.
-Performance (Better than the Noctua NT-H1, Arctic MX-4 and Cryorig CP-7)
*Tested each paste like 5 times on a Cryorig H7 Cooler on an Intel i7 6700k processor @ 4.5ghz
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As anticipated, the new cooler was pretty good, and was supplied with pre-applied paste on the pump. My PC is over-clocked, so it runs very hot if the cooling is not up to scratch, but I ran with the Corsair paste so start with. It appeared to be working reasonably well, so I left it alone for a while.
I've had the PC running for about a month with the new cooler fitted, and I've abused it with a number of stress tests, loading up the CPU to 100% for 10 to 15 minutes at a stretch on a number of occasions.
The new Corsair Link software can log temperature and fan speed data into a file on the PC, and on examination I found that the highest single-core temperature recorded over the month was 84 deg C. That's within the operating parameters of my CPU, and my PC would rarely use 100% of it's processing capacity for more then a second or two unless I'm deliberately stress testing it, but that's still above the recommended max for my CPU. That's hardly surprising as I'm pushing it more then 1GHz over its design parameters, but that's still a little warmer then I'm comfortable with.
I've just finished disassembling and reassembling the PC again, having cleaned up the old paste and applied the Gelid GC-Extreme thermal compound. Having fired the PC up an let it settle for a while, I could see all of the core temperatures were running at around 10-12 deg C above ambient, and they're all running at about the same temperature. That confirms that the reinstallation of the pump was successful, and I've got a good spread of paste across the CPU. So... I opened up the stress tester and burned the CPU at 100% load for about 15 minutes.
Long story short; the worst single core temperature was pushed up to 72 deg, and then dropped back down again as the Corsair fan switched to a higher rate. That's spot on for the max recommended maximum temperature for the CPU. In comparison with the out-of-the-box thermal paste, that's a whopping 12 degrees cooler on the same test with the Gelid GC-Extreme compound instead.
In summary then, I'm very impressed with this goop. While the low-level CPU usage temperatures logged using this paste vs the out of the box paste are about the same (high 20's / low 30's Deg C at idle) the performance of the paste when the CPU is being challenged are very good indeed.
It does what it's supposed to, very well, is easy to apply, and isn't too expensive. Highly recommended.
Pretty easy to apply but if you do find it a little thick (especially when spreading), then warm it up for a minute or two, I usually place it on a radiator when necessary.
You don't need to apply much paste so 1 tube of this will last you many applications, use the line or dot method for CPUs and spread method for GPUs. The included spreader makes spreading the paste a breeze, much easier to control than say perhaps a credit card as a makeshift spreader.
Very pleased and amazed at the performance of the paste and the difference between this and my previous paste.
As for the GPU I found the plastic applicator included with the paste very useful for getting full die coverage, as you may be aware the GPU die is much larger than a CPU and so the pea method isn't going to get all of it accurately and it is important to get every bit of the GPU including the corners as there is no integrated heat spreader on most of the modern GPU's.
Here too I saw a great reduction in load temperatures even greater than when used on the CPU by about 8 to 10 degrees centigrade.
So overall I would highly recommend this paste it is very easy to apply, it isn't too thick and spreads easy with the included applicator.
I am have replaced Artic Silver 5 on a few laptops and one desktops and that was it, it's gone; considering how big the syringe looks there must be very little inside it. Comparatively the AS5 I bought over 5 years ago and used on many laptops and desktops (both mine, family and friends) is still not finished it cannot be much.
In testing it does seem to have reduced the temperature by about 2 degrees or so (on average) over AC5 which may be sufficient for some laptops to not throttle but in general won't make enough of a difference. But if you change from the OEM paste then you will see bigger differences.
If you can afford it then might as well get it - but I will stick to AS5 as it is much cheaper and quantity seems more as well.