Testing shows that 20-year-old thermal paste performs similarly to new gunk. If you keep it well, then perhaps you don't need to renew your paste stocks over time.
After measuring CPU temperatures and fan noise for dozens of AIO coolers under load, we've chosen the best closed-loop options to keep your PC cool and quiet.
These are the best air and liquid/AIO CPU coolers we've tested, for all consumer systems, from small form-factor builds to overclocked big rigs.
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Thermalright targets mini-ITX system builders with its AXP90-53 all-copper version for improved cooling performance.
Gelid has launched its new HeatPhase Ultra thermal pad, which it says uses phase change material for better performance than some of the best pastes.
An apple-scented thermal paste has been launched in Japan. One explanation provided is that the light green color helps DIYers check for an even application.
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