Thermal grease

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keep in mind that Thermal grease is a topic of much more unscientifically sentimental discussions than religion, sex and vegetarianism (not that there is anything wrong with any of those)


What makes a good Thermal grease?

  • high heat conductivity / low thermal resistance
  • non electrical conductive
  • non capacitance
  • long lasting


Factory Thermal grease types[edit]

Application method used at factory is known as "rice grain", is not efficient because there are areas of the IHS surface not covered with paste and this decreases the overall cooling performance

Along the PS3 production timelife there has been several thermal paste types used: white, blue

Probably the thermal paste type used depends of the factory where the PS3 was manufactured and its production date

Applying Thermal grease[edit]

(How Thermal Compound Spreads on your PS3 By:NS©)

(How to Apply the Precise Amount of Thermal Grease to a PS3 (40gb/Older "Fat" Model))

(How Thermal Compound Spreads)

(How To Apply Thermal Paste)

(How to Remove and Apply Thermal Compound [Updated Tutorial])

Shortlist of recommended Thermal grease[edit]

  • Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound