Gelid GC1 Thermal Compound Reviewkendellrt - June 14, 2008
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Did you just go out and buy a new processor or CPU cooler, and you are looking all over for your tube of thermal interface material (TIM), and are unable to find it? Maybe you are not impressed with the results of your current thermal compound, and are looking for a new solution to keep your temperatures down? A new company named Gelid Solutions may have just the answer for you - it's called GC1 High Performance Thermal Compound. Gelid Solutions is a company that is new to the market, and is trying to make a good name for itself. I am interested to see how the GC1 TIM will compare to some of the other proven compounds.
The packaging for the Gelid GC1 Thermal Compound is very simple, made of clear plastic that will allow you to see everything inside. In the lower right hand corner, you're able to see exactly how nice Gelid is - they put an extra 25% in the tube for free! Under that we see that there's a total of 5g of paste in the tube, which is quite a bit, and should last you quite some time. Gelid also decided to put the main features of their GC1 TIM on the front of the package - advertising optimal heat conductivity and low thermal resistance, while being non-corrosive, non-curing, and non-bleeding. When you get the product out of the package, you are able to see that the GC1 Thermal Compound comes in a green colored syringe for easy application. There is also a piece of plastic that you can use to spread the GC1 to cover the entire surface.
Now that we know what the Gelid GC1 Thermal Compound looks like, let's see how this TIM compares to others on the market.