For those who are savvy enough to build your own PC, you most probably know what thermal paste is. But for those who don’t, thermal paste or thermal compound is thermally conductive grease that is mainly used to help transfer heat from your processor, GPU, or memory module to their heat sinks.
In other words, thermal paste plays an important role to ensure that those components do not overheat, while at the same time allowing the heat sink to do its job properly. So, what would happen if you used the delicious Nutella chocolate spread as a thermal paste?
Well, Cooler Master did just that on an AMD FX-8150 eight-core processor with the help of one of its own heat sinks in conjunction with World Nutella Day earlier this month – and the results were rather interesting. Instead of getting the AMD FX destroyed in the process as some might expect, the processor actually survived the Prime95 stress test with a maximum temperature of just 50 degrees Celsius.
Then again, no matter how impressed you are with the results shown by Cooler Master’s little experiment here, we do advise you to use only proper thermal paste for your PC components to ensure that they don’t sustain damage in the long run. Nutella is not designed as a thermal paste in the first place, so please don’t waste the
precious delicious chocolate spread.
[Source: Cooler Master NA]
[UPDATE]: Surprisingly, Cooler Master has responded to our little Twitter question by stating that it might use peanut butter as thermal paste next and possibly, even other material as well:
@LowyatNET Yes you will, and many more.. just you wait ; )
— Cooler Master (@CoolerMaster) February 11, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
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