Thermal compound and the proper application of it are essential to proper cooling for any system. Manufacturers including Arctic Silver, Phobya and others offer convenient ways to make sure you get the right amount of thermal compound in the right place, ensuring that your system is set up for the heat exchange necessary to accommodate heavy and demanding use.
Syringe-packaged heat compound is fast and easy to apply. Thermal pads make it even easier to get your system set up right. Take a look at your options and, if there’s a pad ready made for your components, consider using it as an easy way to ensure proper application.