We’ve rated, reviewed, & compared 7 of the best thermal paste compounds currently available. Whether you’re using a stock cooler or a third party cooler, these thermal pastes will keep your CPU cool.
While most first-time system builders understand the importance of cooling in their computer system, a lot of them don’t realize the positive impact that using the right thermal paste can have on the temperatures of their processor. In this post, we’ll go over what thermal paste is and why it’s important. We’ve also listed seven of the best thermal paste compounds currently available.
Ultimately, most third party thermal paste options are all fairly close to each other and so you really can’t go wrong with any of the options below.
The Best Thermal Paste for Cooling Your CPU
If you’re looking for the best thermal paste compound to use on your processor or graphics card, this section has a list of seven different options you can choose from.
These options range from metal-based compounds to ceramic-based compounds to carbon-based compounds.
And, each option ranges in its overall performance as well as the price it comes in at.
Ultimately, the performance difference between the options listed below are not too significant in the grand scheme of things and for most people, any of these thermal pastes will get the job done.
*The first option is our very own EGC High-Performance Thermal Compound. I have decided not to include it in the list of the other options as, of course, we are biased to our own product. Ultimately, I wanted to make sure to separate our own product from the other excellent options on this list. If you want to read reviews of our thermal paste, you can read them here.
Thermal Paste Comparison Chart (Click ‘Read Review’ to Expand)
Do You Need Thermal Paste?
If you are looking to build a new computer, upgrade your processor, or are just looking to get better temperatures from your CPU, you’ll probably need some new thermal paste.
In the guide above, I’ve covered seven of the best thermal pastes (eight if you count EGC’s thermal paste) currently available to help you pick out the right compound for your needs.
So, if you’re looking for some solid thermal grease to help keep your temperatures down, try one of the options above.