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)

Properties[edit | edit source]

What makes a good Thermal grease?

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

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Factory Thermal grease types[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

(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 | edit source]

  • Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound
  • Deepcool Z3
  • Deepcool Z5
  • Deepcool Z9
  • Deepcool Z10
  • Thermal Grizzly kyronaut
  • Kingpin kpx
  • Noctua NT-H2
  • Id cooling
  • Cooler master matergel pro V2
  • Shinetsu x23-7726
  • Shinetsu G-746 (for ihs heatsink, not recommended for processor/rsx cores)
  • Dow corning 340