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Zalman-zm-stg1.33180402
7.2 out of 10

Zalman ZM-STG1

Maximizes heat transfer by eliminating any minute air gaps bet Read more

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Overall 10
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The Best out there!!!

Jowata, Radioshack
25 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This product applies on very well. I did alot of research when I was going to replace my CPU and could not find a better product. The only Con is that you have enough for several cpu's, but that really isn't a con. Don't settle for cheap Thermal Paste.... Only use top grade Thermal paste for CPU installations and Upgrades.
  • Pros: Applies well, Easy To Install, Reliable
  • Cons: Too much product
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product...Easy to Apply

ADS, Radioshack
25 May 2014
  • Excerpt: An excellent easy to apply thermal compound.<br />Bottle has enough to install several heatsinks
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Reliable
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Overall 10
10

Great product - A little pricey in comparison

Anonymous, Newegg
7 June 2010
  • Summary: Don't go crazy because you see the brush applicator.
  • Pros: Fantastic. I recently had to re-apply thermal grease to C2D e6600 build, since I did not like the temperatures, especially since it's now summer.
  • Cons: A bit expensive, considering how much you get in 1 bottle.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Camdawg, super biiz
17 February 2010
  • Summary: The Good: Easy application with the brush. It's almost like painting your nails,(from what I hear).
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Overall 10
10

Best compound for the money

Anonymous, Newegg
11 October 2009
  • Summary: You get what you pay for with this compound, it allows you to efficiantly apply thermal compound. Its a thiner compound allowing you to apply a thin even coat. Less oozing over the processor when you get done with this stuff. It also conducts jsut as good as artic silver if not better. I went alot further with this bottle vs. a single squeeze type dispensor.
  • Pros: 1. Brush aplication
  • Cons: Price.
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Overall 10
10

Thermalpaste application is now a breeze!

Anonymous, Newegg
16 May 2009
  • Pros: Why on earth did no one ever think of this application method earlier? The brush makes it simple to apply a super thin, even, and consistent layer of paste on your processor or heatsink. I used to use Arctic Silver 5 on all my builds but am now a convert to this paste.
  • Cons: None really. Price is a bit high and for the size of the bottle, you don't get much inside. I didn't see the lower temps that other reviewers have reported vs. Arctic Silver 5. My temps with both pastes are exactly the same so it seems to me that they perform equally, but that is not REALLY a con as the performance is quite adequate. IMHO the precise application method more that makes up for any cons I've seen.
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Overall 10
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Easy

Galen P., Newegg
25 January 2009
  • Summary: Got my first bottle when I built my first all new computer, came with a zalman 9700, got another bottle when I used a 9700 on a friend build ( he didn't need it ) And my 9700 still serving me, my last bottle nearly empty, I ordered another.
  • Pros: Easy to use. Can apply a very small amount if you cpu and cooler are lapped. Because perfectly lapped surfaces almost don't need thermal compound.
  • Cons: I ran out. ( was after several new chips, multiple re-seats, and several builds later. )
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Overall 10
10

Whoa!

Anonymous, Newegg
5 November 2007
  • Summary: I nearly fell backwards in my chair the other day when I looked at my temps. they had been around 28-32c idle and after I installed a new rear fan it dropped even more to around 20-28c idle. This stuff is insane, I highly recommend buying it.
  • Pros: The temps I get are insanely low, I've seen an average of about 10c idle on my Liquid cooled system and I saw an insane 24-28c physical temp on my extreme air system. I used Arctic Silver 5 for years, This stuff hands down beats it up. Easier to clean up than the other leading silver materials.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Little extra price, lots of extra performance!

Mike M., Newegg
4 November 2007
  • Summary: This is the best thermal compound I have ever used. I've probably used over a dozen types over the last 15 years so that is saying something. After applying to my laptop CPU the fan never kicks on high, even when CPU is under a full load stress test for hours. I will be happy if an application keeps its thermal properties for at least year. Only time will tell, but my initial impression is excellent!
  • Pros: Easy application brush. Able to get very thin layer of compound thanks to applicator. The amount provided is enough to cover several CPUs, whether they have a large or small die/cover.
  • Cons: I would like the bottle to be full.
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10

This Makes Sense

Darrell B., Newegg
18 September 2007
  • Summary: Although it is thinner that what most people are used to, it does not take much at all. An ideal choice for LGA 775 CPUs.
  • Pros: At last - a thermal grease that paints on instead of dealing with putty. Out-performs Arctic Silver 5 by as much as a 7 degree difference. So easy to apply, it's a no-brainer. Just paint a small square in the center of the heatsink and mount. What could be easier? My Cpu is running about 5 degrees cooler than with Arctic Silver, even under load of 2 SETI work units (Hyper-Threading P4). I have yet to top 55C with this compound.
  • Cons: Not a con - but this compound goes on thin, like paint but stays in place.
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