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OCZ Freeze Thermal Interface Material

By: Mike Wright | Cables & Accessories in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 30, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: OCZ




Recently we performed a test of several TIM products that have recently hit the market. All of these new kids on the block are using a new formula and getting away from thermally conductive materials. OCZ follows this plan of attack and offers something they call Freeze. It still comes in an easy to use syringe dispenser so you won't have to worry about how you're going to apply the compound.


One thing OCZ has managed to do is to make the consistency of their TIM a lot smoother. This makes application to your processor or GPU very simple. You will not have to worry about your TIM clumping up and possibly creating voids in the core area. It gives you a peace of mind when you know your thermal material is going to spread completely over your core.


Another advantage of the Freeze compound is the lack of any required burn-in time. Many will recall the requisite two day burn time to allow the TIM to properly set up. This product does not require this burning in and allows you to apply and overclock without fear of not getting the proper thermal protection. This makes for much greater convenience for those who want to push their systems to their utter limits.


So, we have a compound that is easy to apply and has a very smooth texture for optimal protection. It is also non-conductive and requires no burn-in. While everything is looking good so far, we now turn our attention to actual usage so we can see just how well it performs.


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