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GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound

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Brand
GELID Solutions
Model
GC-Extreme

Features

Features
Ultimate Heat Conductivity
Non-Electrical Conductive
Non-Corrosive & Non-Curring
No Bleeding & User Friendly
GELID Applicator
Net Content of 3.5g

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  • Jason W.
  • 1/20/2015 8:55:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNew Fav

Pros: Love this stuff. I have moved from AS-5, to MX4, to this. That's over a 15 year progression, so when I find one I like, I stick with it for a while. This will be my go to until someone comes up with something way easier AND better performing AND just as cheap. Very hard to beat when you factor all 3.

Cons: None

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  • JD S.
  • 1/13/2015 9:36:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis stuff rocks...but is so thick!

Pros: Extremely efficient at what it does. All the info out there claims it makes several degrees difference in temps on a cpu install. I have no prior history with this as I always used Arctic Silver 5...What I can say is this: Paired with the Cooler Master Evo 212 on the AMD FX-6300 and it hasn't run over 25°c at full load. idles around 22°c.

Now, there is little info included on the application. I watched a few videos that showed guys simply putting the small grain of rice sized drop on the cpu then clamping the heatsink down. Ya, not exactly that simple. You MUST heat it up. I tossed it in a sandwich bag (zip loc) with a couple case screws to keep it weighed down, and dropped it in a pyrex type glass measuring cup with hot water in it. Not hot tap water, but microwaved about 1:30. I tried hot tap water, didn't work. once you heat it up good, it flows. I did smear a very thin layer on the cpu and scraped off with the included tool just to pre-tin the surface. When ready, I put a small grain of rice drop, clamped down the heatsink, and was done. No issues, no excess, and no heat problems. Quite easy once you know the tricks.

Cons: Not really a con, but it is different to work with as opposed to the other stuff due to it's viscosity. Again, see the tips above that I found online...

Other Thoughts: I think I have found my new thermal grease for sure...this stuff really works well and does precisely what it says it does.

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  • Justin J.
  • 1/2/2015 8:28:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWell, I did not expect that!

Pros: The thermal compound lowered my CPU temperature by an average of 7 degrees!!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: All you need is a little bit right in the middle of the CPU, then use the spread tool to even it out a bit.

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  • Elijah P.
  • 12/18/2014 6:02:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat paste!

Pros: This paste is insanely good. Dropped my temperatures a lot more than I was honestly expecting.

Cons: None.

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  • Skyler J.
  • 11/16/2014 11:08:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGC-EXTREME!!

Pros: -Non-Conductive thermal compound
-Dropped the temps i was experiencing at idle by 2-3 degrees, at full load by 5-8 degrees. (Was using Arctic Silver 5 before.)
-Very easy to apply, did not use the included spreader, just used the pea sized portion applied to the middle, and let the pressure of the cooler spread the compound.

Cons: -One of the more expensive thermal compounds, but because of the thermal issues with Haswell CPU's, this was a must for me.

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  • MAREK M.
  • 10/7/2014 4:38:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPricey but Good

Pros: Does it's job well. Comes with a flexible spatula-like spreader. Cap fits tightly so I don't think it will dry out. This is the Mercedes of thermal pastes.

Cons: 13$ is pricey for thermal paste.

Other Thoughts: I don't know how I justified spending $13 on thermal paste. Next time I'll probably go with something in the $7-$10 range. I don't really need a paste-spreader.

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  • Pankil S.
  • 10/6/2014 2:15:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDried up

Pros: Worked Good while it did.

Cons: Dried up after the first use.
I made sure to properly put the lid back on after my first use, still this happened. While the tube of Arctic MX4 that I bought 1 year ago still works fine.

Other Thoughts: Really disappointed that it didn't live up to the reviews. Drying up is one of the big problems with Thermal compounds & I believe a Top of the line product like this shouldn't have this problem.
Probably going to Noctua for next time.

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  • Alex K.
  • 10/1/2014 7:17:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Noticeable Improvement

Pros: - Dropped my idle temps to as low as 28C (using Corsair H50 in push/pull configuration), ambient temps are roughly 25C, load temps max at 52C

- Very easy to apply, didn't need to use the included applicator

- Short break-in time

Cons: - The package is a hassle to open

Other Thoughts: I'm using this stuff on a 965BE at stock clock and voltages (3.4GHz, 1.4V at full throttle). Coming from Arctic Silver 5, I'd say this stuff is many times better, well in my opinion anyway.

Using the Corsair H50 (with Arctic Silver 5) in a push/pull configuration pulling air into the case, I used to idle in the mid to low 40s and my load temps used to be as high as 65C, a few degrees over the 62C safe limit that AMD specifies for the 965BE.

I allowed two days (48 hrs) of break-in time for this paste to settle, and I did notice that the idle temps dropped a degree or two since the initial readings. I'm not sure how much time is required to properly break-in this thermal paste, but I would say that a week should be more than enough.

My results may not have been as accurate as I cleaned my case fans and cleaned out the fins in my H50's radiator. I achieved a difference of ~15C by using GC-Extreme paste, along with less restricted air flow through my rad due to dust. I wouldn't expect a drop as big as 15C in idle temps just by using this paste, but it is possible, nevertheless.

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  • Bryce D.
  • 9/15/2014 7:22:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest compound ive used!

Pros: Amazing temps, inexpensive

Cons: Cant think of any

Other Thoughts: This compound is awesome!
I am running an i7 4770k on a MSI z87 XPOWER clocked at 4.5GHz with 1.25v with a Noctua NH-U12s 120mm AIR COOLER.
Temps using noctua's compound would max out at 85*, averaging in the 70's under 100% load. Replaced compound with GC extreme and the temps came down to a max of 75* with averages in the 60's at 100% load.

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  • Vegas L.
  • 8/6/2014 8:13:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: this is great thermal paste. i have been using it in all my pc builds and other applications. it workds well in applications which it might come in contact with pins.. non-electro and non-capacitive conductance.

Cons: i am only giving a 4egg for this because newegg is completely out of the 10ozs and i been buying this stuff like crazy lately. i just bought two tubes from here and i needed much more i was forced to by 30ozs from someplace else i couldn't wait. and i am mad about this whole fiasco because i need like 100 ozs or 200 ozs or something. break loose with the thermal paste already . way they sell it you would think this stuff is illegal or something.

Other Thoughts: i have used this paste in all cpu pc builds, replacing stock paste in gpus and other applications. it works really well in all applications which is why i been using it.

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