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GELID Solutions GC-2 Premium Thermal Compound - GELID GC-2 Premium Thermal Compound

GELID's new GC-2 thermal compound enters our labs for testing. It's time to pit it with various other compounds to see how well the new GC-2 performs.

| Cables & Accessories in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 22, 2009 3:18 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%      Manufacturer: GELID Solutions

GELID GC-2 Premium Thermal Compound

 

GELID Solutions GC-2 Premium Thermal Compound

 

Even under the hot lights of my testing box, the GC-2 stands tall with the peak not faltering under the halogen bulbs. The GC-2 is a thicker than usual compound that doesn't do to well under the normal "finger spread method", as it tends to stick more to your finger than the chip of choice you are using it with.

 

GELID Solutions GC-2 Premium Thermal Compound

 

My guess is that the main reason behind GELID sending a plastic spreader is to keep most of the TIM where you want it, versus the end of your finger.

 

GELID Solutions GC-2 Premium Thermal Compound

 

After about eight or nine passes with the spreader, the GC-2 will level out a bit. Just keep leveling it off and you can always scrape excess away if you over apply the first time out. Notice how little of the GC-2 is left behind on the spreader; I wasted a bunch more trying to spread it with my finger.

 

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