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Be Quiet! Releases DC1 Thermal Paste

The new DC1 thermal compound is a material with a particular mix which allows for a very wide range of operating temperatures. The compound has a working temperature that ranges from -50 °C to 150 °C. The theoretical thermal conductivity of the material is 7.5 W/ mK, and according to be quiet!, this should give its new thermal paste a thermal advantage over cheaper, conventional materials.

The material's composition is 10 percent silicone compound, 60 percent metal oxide, and 30 percent zinc oxide compounds.

The DC1 thermal paste comes in a tube syringe and carries 3 grams of material. Included with it is a small spatula so that users can spread the compound evenly if they believe that this is an effective method.

be quiet!'s DC1 thermal compound is already in stores for a price of €6.49.

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  • TheBigTroll
    to be honest there isnt much difference between most thermal pastes out there. maybe 1-3c but generally not that much
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  • Hando567
    "The material's composition is 10 percent silicone compound, 60 percent metal oxide, and 30 percent zinc oxide compounds."

    I realize the article is just quoting, but since when is Zinc no longer considered a metal? Would like to know just what "metal" it is.
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  • ShadyHamster
    They also make cpu coolers, why is making thermal paste so surprising?
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  • redeemer
    MX-4 is the best
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  • A Bad Day
    ShadyHamsterThey also make cpu coolers, why is making thermal paste so surprising?
    Because there at least over two or three dozens of thermal paste brands, many of them having similar performance.
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  • ikyung
    Their products look extremely sexy, but honestly there's just better brands out there for the price or cheaper. Only thing I would still buy from Be Quiet! are their fans, but even that, I would pick up NB E-loops for the same price.
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  • Pinhedd
    Hando567"The material's composition is 10 percent silicone compound, 60 percent metal oxide, and 30 percent zinc oxide compounds."I realize the article is just quoting, but since when is Zinc no longer considered a metal? Would like to know just what "metal" it is.
    Zinc is a transition metal. Zinc Oxide behaves as a semiconductor in a similar fashion as Gallium Arsenide.
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  • alextheblue
    TheBigTrollto be honest there isnt much difference between most thermal pastes out there. maybe 1-3c but generally not that muchIf only they had named it DC11 instead... then I would argue with you that this paste goes to 11, and BAM! Just like that, your statement is invalid. But sadly they didn't and you're right, not a lot of difference among thermal compounds.

    Still, for those looking to get a little extra out of their CPU, or just extend the life of their hot-running always-overclocked chip - good thermal compound is nice to have. Also I like goop that stays goopy and doesn't harden into some kind of concrete-like material over time.
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  • merikafyeah
    Mustard, lipstick, toothpaste, and butter also do quite well. The problem is they don't last very long,
    which is why we use thermal paste, for the longevity, not the thermal conduction.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-January-2012/1468/5
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  • blazorthon
    Hando567"The material's composition is 10 percent silicone compound, 60 percent metal oxide, and 30 percent zinc oxide compounds."I realize the article is just quoting, but since when is Zinc no longer considered a metal? Would like to know just what "metal" it is.

    It specifies that the Zinc is in oxide compounds. They probably have more than just Zinc and Oxygen in them, hence their separation from the other metal oxides.
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