Thermal Paste, Grease, Pads – What’s The Difference?

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Like any other machine that generates heat, computers need cooling. This could be active air or liquid-based cooling for components like the GPU and the CPU, which are responsible for most of the heat generated by a PC, or it could be simple heatsinks and heat spreaders such as those you see on motherboards or on RAM sticks.

Now, for cooling to be efficient, heat must be transferred from the component to the heatsink, and this is where terms such as thermal paste, thermal grease, and thermal pads come in.

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