Best thermal compounds

ARCTIC MX-4 offers a great balance between quality and cost. It's a metal-free non-conductive paste, perfect for beginners and pros alike.

A classic. Noctua's NT-H1 features extremely low thermal resistance as well as excellent pliability and spreadability.

IC Diamond 24 Carat is a luxe product. This one of a kind grease is infused with micronized diamond particles. Get ready for spectacular results.

Probably the most tricky one. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut is pure liquid metal. Highly conductive, does not play well with aliminum or copper, but certainly the holy grail of thermal compounds. Also used under the integrated heat spreader (IHS).