Thermal paste vs thermal pad?

By gsgleason
Aug 12, 2003
  1. Which is better?
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    paste is better by 1000 milies. paste wins 100 to 0, hands down.
  3. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Paste offers better performance, but if you don't overclock then it doesn't matter which you choose. Thermal pads do provide added safety when you are fitting a heatsink, as they provide a degree of cushioning for fragile AMD cpu cores .
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