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Okay performance for price
23 November 2017
I bought this a while back as my laptop started thermal throttling due to processor running super hot. In fact many a times the laptop shut itself as the cpu reached the thermal threshold.
To put things in perspective the thermal limit for an i7 is around 100°C. Even when idle the cpu would easily reach north of 60°C.
I replaced the thermal paste with this one and there was a drop of 10-12°C on average. Which is not very good but is enough to get the job done and avoid thermal shutdowns.
Though seeing that this paste has a very average thermal performance I would definitely not recommend anyone to use it with hyperthreaded CPUs like i7s or unlocked desktop processors as they tend to get extremely hot. It will reduce the temps but not enough to actually maintain a healthy temperature constantly and your CPU will always run a bit hotter than it should be, which is not a deal breaker as such since this is a good value for money and CPUs are build to work in a wide range of temperatures, but that extra temperature will definitely affect performance and longetiviety.