Monday, June 20th 2011

Arctic Intros G-1 Adhesive Thermal Compound

Arctic (formerly Arctic Cooling, before it diversified like no tomorrow), launched G-1 Thermal Glue, a non-metallic adhesive thermal paste. Unlike thermal epoxies that almost permanently attach heatsinks to components such as chips and FETs, the G-1 is intended to serve as adhesive thermal interface materials with scope for easy removal. It's more of a competition to thermal tape and "generic" thermal pads. Once applied, Arctic guarantees this compound to maintain its adhesion for up to 10 years.

The compound has a temperature range between 45°C and 200°C, with thermal conductivity of 4.3 W/mk, and viscosity of 320 P. The compound has no metal component, and is electrically non-conductive. The compound comes in the form of two components that have to be mixed before application. Arctic includes a small mixing tub and a spatula. Each box comes with three sets of compounds. The Arctic G-1 looks like the ideal compound for uni-FET heatsinks over individual MOSFETs, VRM area heatsinks, graphics card memory heatsinks, and even chipset heatsinks. Each box is priced at a little over 6.5 Euros.
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12 Comments on Arctic Intros G-1 Adhesive Thermal Compound

#1
_JP_
Great! Just what I was looking for.
But I would just get a bowl or a tupperware box to mix the stuff.
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#2
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Excellent.
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#3
Drone
maintain its adhesion for up to 10 years
The compound has a temperature range between 45°C and 200°C
Each box is priced at a little over 6.5 Euros
It can just get better than that
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#4
caleb
Think twice when you use these. Thermal glue's are pretty hard to remove.
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#5
pr0n Inspector
by: caleb
Think twice when you use these. Thermal glue's are pretty hard to remove.
More like impossible(without destroying the components). Epoxy.
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#6
Jetster
I had a GPU that someone used that stuff on the HS and fan. It was a heavy HS and it pulled the chip of the board.
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#7
micropage7
its a something called news
so now we have better option to glue the hsf than using epoxy glue
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#8
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Jetster
I had a GPU that someone used that stuff on the HS and fan. It was a heavy HS and it pulled the chip of the board.
It says that it's supposed to be easy to remove. We'll see I suppose. I tore a memory chip from an x800GT that way btw. :p
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#9
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
please add this to my wishlist :)
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#11
Chevalr1c
HM, AS is thermal Grease, this is not. This is meant as a thermally conductive "glue" to stick heatsinks onto chipsets, RAM chips and the like. It is generally a bad idea to use stuff like this as regular thermal grease, because it's not meant for it.
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#12
Meizuman
Adhesive strength? Grams per cm²? Does it harden throughly or will it stay soft? When removed, does it leave residues on the surfaces? If yes, what solvent must be used to remove those?

Seems like a product many have been waiting.
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