5 Best Thermal Paste for PS4
Meanwhile here’s a tutorial for how to apply thermal paste onto a Playstation 4 console
|Thermal Conductivity||8.5 W/mK|
|Ease of use||Easy|
The Arctic Cooling requires no introduction, they have been around since almost forever. They are the makers of the Arctic MX-2 thermal paste which performs really great, then their Arctic MX-3 thermal paste was even better. Now, the Arctic MX-4 thermal paste performs really great and is easy to apply as well.
The Arctic MX-4 thermal paste comes in a standard package style for a product of this nature. The Arctic MX-4 thermal paste is in the middle of the package with its features on its right side. The package contains only the thermal paste and nothing else. The Arctic MX-4 thermal paste comes in a syringe like tube just like most other thermal pastes nowadays.
Even though the Arctic MX-4 thermal paste doesn’t score the best among the other thermal pastes, but it does perform very close to the other thermal pastes like the Gelid GC-Extreme and even better than some of the other thermal pastes at a cheaper price.
As Arctic MX-4 thermal paste doesn’t perform the best, but it does have a few good aspects to it. The Arctic MX-4 thermal paste doesn’t cost much and is cheaper than other thermal pastes.
If you want to get any of the thermal pastes that perform slightly better than the Arctic MX-4 thermal paste, then you will probably have to spend almost twice the amount as the Arctic MX-4 thermal paste costs and still get to deal with less than one degree higher temperature.
The Arctic MX-4 thermal paste isn’t the most spreadable thermal paste, but it does spread better than the Arctic MX-3 thermal paste. But, the good thing is that you don’t actually have to worry about the spilled thermal paste in the system since it is not electrically conductive.
With all those good aspects that the Arctic MX-4 thermal paste has, it makes the Arctic MX-4 thermal paste a really great choice for your PlayStation 4. There is no doubt that the Arctic MX-4 thermal paste will be able to keep your PlayStation 4’s temperature lower than usual while it doesn’t cost much like the other thermal pastes.
The Arctic MX-4 thermal paste is really good for PlayStation 4 as the thermal paste contains metallic substances. The Arctic MX-4 thermal paste can sustain for eight years.
|Ease of use||Quite easy|
Noctua is no stranger for cooling solutions as they have been around for some time now. So, this is no surprise that Noctua is now also manufacturing thermal pastes.
The Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste comes in a standard package for a product of this type. It’s easier for the consumers to have a look at its features, instructions and specifications as they are right next to the syringe like tube that the Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste comes in.
The Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste is quite thick and dry. The Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste is actually a high-performance thermal paste which does not need any burn-in time while providing the consumers with a long term usage.
That means, you will not have to replace the thermal paste often. The Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste is also not an electrically conductive compound; this means that you don’t have to worry about damaging your system because of the extra spilled thermal paste in the system.
The Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste is actually quite thick, yet it is quite easy to apply as it doesn’t slide around much. This makes your replacing the old thermal paste with the new one a little bit easier for you.
The Noctua NT-H1 actually performs really well, it keeps the temperatures in check and performs very similar to some of the other thermal pastes that are one of the best. The Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste’s best thing is that it is ready as soon as you apply it and you don’t have to wait for burn-in, while it keeps the temperature well in check at a cheaper price than most of the other thermal pastes.
The Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste is really good for aluminum coolers and is known for its non-corrodible features. You can use the pea method for your PlayStation 4 and try not to apply too much just to be safe; it might cause damage to the motherboard.
|Name||Arctic Silver 5 AS5|
|Thermal Conductivity||8.89 W/mK|
|Ease of use||Quite easy|
The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste has a unique high-density filling of micronized silver and also enhanced thermally conductive ceramic particles. The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste provides the consumers with a new level of stability and performance. The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste is actually aimed to be used for the high-end systems.
It also has 99.9% pure silver while most of the other thermal pastes usually contain and are based on graphite. The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste contains three unique shapes and sizes of the pure silver particles that help in maximizing the contact area and the thermal transfer.
This thermal paste has over 88% thermally conductive filler by weight. The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste apart from the micronized silver has sub-micron zinc oxide, boron nitride and aluminum oxide particles. All of these thermally-enhanced ceramic particles help in improving the thermal paste’s long term stability as well as its performance.
It actually does not have any silicone. The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste is a mixture of some advanced polysynthetic oils which work together in order to provide the consumers with three distinct functional phases.
The consistency of the Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste makes it easy to apply. When you apply the Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste, it thins out in order to enhance the filling of the microscopic empty spaces between the chip and the heat sink as well as ensures the best contact between the chip and the heat sink.
The thermal paste then thickens slightly in the next 50-200 hours of use to its final consistency that the Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste was designed for in order to provide the consumers with long term stability.
The thermal paste comes in a standard thermal paste package with the Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste at the center of the package in a syringe like tube, just like most of the thermal pastes nowadays.
There are some of the main features of the Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste listed right next to the tube on the front of the package, while the other features etc. are on the back side of the package. The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste’s package only contains the thermal paste in the syringe like tube.
This paste is designed to not to conduct electricity and only conduct heat. So, you don’t have to worry about spilling some extra thermal paste in your system because it will not damage your system, but it is better to be safe than sorry, so try not to spill it in the system since the Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste is actually very slightly capacitive.
The Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste has a high density which is quite suitable for the PlayStation 4. It is unique since it also has 99.9% pure silver which increases the thermal paste’s reliability and along with the micronized silver, Arctic Silver 5 AS5 thermal paste also contains ceramic components that makes the thermal paste easy to apply.
|Name||Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut|
|Thermal Conductivity||73.0 W/mK|
|Ease of use||Easy|
Thermal grizzly are set to provide the consumers with the true high-performance thermal paste, especially when some of the thermal pastes usually leave some room to be filled.
The Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste is aimed for the high-end systems, but all of the other type of systems can also benefit from the Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste. The Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste provides the consumers with drastic improvements in cooling for your system.
Thermal Grizzly has previously released their famously known Kryonaut, Hydronaut and Aeronaut thermal pastes and these thermal pastes perform really good, especially the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut thermal paste.
Now, Thermal Grizzly are back with their Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste actually has a mixture of alloy that is designed to be used at room temperature.
The Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste contains a special ratio of gallium, tin and indium amongst others, that combine to provide the consumers with extraordinarily high thermal conductivity as well as long term stability.
Even the tiny pores and small spaces can be successfully filled, thanks to the liquid ingredients. This is something that is only possible to a limited degree when it comes to heat conductive thermal paste because of the thermal paste’s solid particles.
The Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste’s important feature is the thermal conductivity the thermal paste provides the consumers. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste is actually a liquid metal heat conductive paste which contains the metals that are mentioned above and is superior from the other thermal pastes since the Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut has better thermal conductivity than the other thermal pastes that are based on the silicon or solid oxide.
It comes in a Thermal Grizzly’s standard sachet like package and the thermal paste is in a syringe like tube, like most of the other thermal pastes nowadays. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut package contains all the stuff you will need to apply the thermal paste like the spreader.
The thermal paste performs really well and the process of applying the thermal paste is really simple and easy. The spreader that comes in the package does help in making the process of applying the thermal paste easier.
Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste is also really great when it comes to long term stability and good performance. The syringe like tube has a long needle which makes applying the thermal paste really easy and also keeps the thermal paste from spilling which is quite useful for the PlayStation 4. The thermal conductivity of the Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut thermal paste is very high.
|Name||Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut|
|Thermal Conductivity||12.5 W / mk|
|Ease of use||Easy|
Thermal Grizzly is a company that is known to a lot of enthusiasts, although this company is not very old and you might not have heard of it. The company manufactures some of the best thermal compounds in the world and if you have the money to get a top-notch product, you should definitely look at the offerings by this company.
One of the most popular products of the company is Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut, which is a thermal paste that provides supreme performance but it conducts electricity as well, which makes it risky for many people who prefer to use other types of compounds which are completely safe to use with electronic products.
Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut is probably the best bet for enthusiasts but if you want a safe thermal compound which would not create a problem if it drips here and there, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is the best bet for you. Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is not conductive at all and despite this fact, it is known as one of the best thermal compounds in the world.
The performance of this thermal compound is although lower than that of the pastes like Conductonaut or Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra but among the non-conductive thermal compounds, you are not going many compounds that can offer better performance.
Technically, the compound has a thermal conductivity of 12.5 W / mk, making it one of the best non-conductive compounds, although the company recently came up with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme thermal compound which seems to be offering some improvements while being priced higher as well.
The thermal compound has no curing time which makes it great for those people who change their heat-sinks every now and then for various kinds of benchmarks and performance tests. For easy application, you get a dispenser that can be used to spread the paste evenly on the area.
Overall, this is a thermal compound that is known for dropping the temperatures by tens of degrees and if you are looking to buy a thermal compound that can reduce the temperatures of your hot PS4, this is going to be one of the best compounds for that.