Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound

Posted on September 15, 2008
Author: Sean Potter
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Regardless of how big a heatsink or how powerful a fan, a CPU will never properly be cooled without proper contact between the CPU and base of the heatsink. Improper or unsufficient heat dissipation can damage a CPU or even shorten its lifespan.

Over the years, various companies have introduced compounds claiming to be more effective than what was used the day before, and new methods to increase contact area such as heatsink lapping have come into practice to battle this problem.

Noctua, whose NF-P12 120mm case fan previously reviewed, brings a pro-grade thermal compound to the table, NT-H1. The NT-H1 compound aims to minimize thermal resistance and provide long-term stability. will put the compound to the test.

Packaging & Appearance

Like all of Noctua's products, the NT-H1 comes in packaging bearing Noctua's red and blue palette. The compound is held in place by a piece of plastic attached to the front of the packaging. A few features are listed on the front.

The back of the package lists instructions, warnings, and a few additional features.

The tube itself is not unlike the syringes seen from other companies' products. Of course, this bears Noctua's logo and colors.

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