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Thermal paste. Is higher "W/m-k" better or worse?

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January 7, 2013 4:33:50 AM

I've been looking at some thermal pastes and it shows this for example "1.500W/m-k". I don't know what this means exactly i tried to look it up and it was confusing i just need to know is it the higher the number the better the conductivity or is it the other way around? Thanks!

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January 7, 2013 4:54:18 AM

Higher is better. W/m-k is a measure of the thermal conductivity of the thermal paste. More Watts per unit area or length (meter) means more energy (heat) can be conducted from the CPU surface to the cooler device. I haven't looked at thermal paste specifically, but I can't imagine there is a ton of difference among the different brands.
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January 7, 2013 4:58:14 AM

zannymonkey said:
Higher is better. W/m-k is a measure of the thermal conductivity of the thermal paste. More Watts per unit area or length (meter) means more energy (heat) can be conducted from the CPU surface to the cooler device. I haven't looked at thermal paste specifically, but I can't imagine there is a ton of difference among the different brands.


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January 7, 2013 4:58:45 AM

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