In the cooling aspect of a PC there is one part that is usually overlooked or little thought is given too by most, and that is the thermal paste. If you think about it, your cooler can only be as good as the thermal paste that is between it and the chip. Why is that, you say, for those who don’t know, the paste helps by filling in the small gaps and imperfections on the chip and cooler mating surfaces thus allowing the heat to be transferred quickly and efficiently.
For a while now, if you were to ask any PC enthusiast what thermal paste to use the answer you would get would have been Arctic Silver 5. Well, a company by the name of AI Technology has brought us Cool Silver thermal grease to look at and give enthusiasts another option and maybe dethrone Arctic Silver.
Now you might be wondering, “Who is AI Technology?” Well, they are not the new kid on the block when it comes to thermal interface materials. They have been around for 25 years in the military, aerospace, computer and super-computers areas and now they are reaching to the consumer PC community with its new state of the art thermal grease Cool Silver.
Let’s take a look at Cool Silver.
Cool Silver comes in a nice package with information about it and how to apply it (more on that later). As you can see the in the above package, the syringe plunger is separate from the main body. I thought this was a little weird at first, but after I thought about it makes sense. With the plunger removed, there is less of a chance that something hits the plunger and pushes out the thermal compound during shipping.
When you get it out of the packaging, you can see how the plunger and syringe snap together, self explanatory so we’ll go on.