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GELID Solutions GC-Extreme - Cutting Edge Thermal Compound - Methodology and Results

By: Chad Sebring | Cables & Accessories in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 6, 2009 11:41 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GELID Solutions

Methodology and Results


TweakTown uses a different method for testing CPU heatsinks which allows for an even playing field across all product tests. We feel that by using the same ambient temperature and strict lab-like testing procedures we are able to accurately compare one product to another. More information on our testing procedure can be found in the T.E.C.C. article here.


Just like in my previous run, all three methods of application were tested and the best results are posted in the chart. I have cut out the completion of compounds in this article, but if you would like to reference them, they can be seen here.



The results of the GC-Extreme testing are superb! I really thought the GC-2 was a good thermal compound, but the GC-Extreme passes it right by. I wasn't able to achieve a three degree difference between the two, but I was using a much more efficient CPU cooler. Even so, I got just over a full degree improvement during my tests; not an easy task to accomplish.


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