Thermal Paste & Compounds (4 products)

Ebuyer's broad range of thermal pastes and compounds from trusted PC cooling brands - including StarTech - can help you get the most out of your system safely and effectively.

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StarTech 1.5g Metal Oxide CPU Thermal Paste Compound

  • Resealable Syringe Applicator
  • 4-6 Applications Per Syringe
  • Metal-Based Compound
  • Great Value to Improve Performance

£ 5.09  inc. vat

£ 4.24 ex. vat

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Be Quiet! Thermal Grease DC1 3g syringe

  • TypeNon-curing compound
  • Capacity 3gram
  • Thermal conductivity (W/mK)>7.5

£ 6.00  inc. vat

£ 5.00 ex. vat

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CPU Thermal Paste Grease Compound for Heatsinks - 20g Tube

  • Ceramic-based compound
  • 20g Tube

£ 6.72  inc. vat

£ 5.60 ex. vat

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Heatsink Thermal Pads - Pack of 5

  • Mess-free installation
  • Maximum heat conduction
  • Increased cooling

£ 4.94  inc. vat

£ 4.11 ex. vat

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StarTech 1.5g Metal Oxide CPU Thermal Paste Compound

  • Resealable Syringe Applicator
  • 4-6 Applications Per Syringe
  • Metal-Based Compound
  • Great Value to Improve Performance

QuickFind: 124076

Mfr part code: SILVGREASE1

£ 5.09  inc. vat

£ 4.24 ex. vat

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Be Quiet! Thermal Grease DC1 3g syringe

  • TypeNon-curing compound
  • Capacity 3gram
  • Thermal conductivity (W/mK)>7.5

QuickFind: 520271

Mfr part code: BZ001

£ 6.00  inc. vat

£ 5.00 ex. vat

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CPU Thermal Paste Grease Compound for Heatsinks - 20g Tube

  • Ceramic-based compound
  • 20g Tube

QuickFind: 435479

Mfr part code: HEATGREASE20

£ 6.72  inc. vat

£ 5.60 ex. vat

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Heatsink Thermal Pads - Pack of 5

  • Mess-free installation
  • Maximum heat conduction
  • Increased cooling

QuickFind: 340349

Mfr part code: HSFPHASECM

£ 4.94  inc. vat

£ 4.11 ex. vat

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Do I need thermal paste?

Many computer users won't need to trouble themselves with a thermal interface material (TIM), otherwise referenced as thermal paste or thermal compound.

However, anyone who's got an interest in high-performance computer components, gaming-grade rigs, overclocking and building PCs from scratch will understand the importance of these highly conductive pastes.

What is thermal paste?

Mostly arriving in syringe-like tubes, thermal pastes are used to form a conductive bond in-between two components. There are microscopic scratches on the exposed surface of a component, and thermal paste plugs them for increased heat transfer. Otherwise air - a insulator of heat - would get trapped inside, resulting in poor heat transfer.

When building PCs from scratch, the most frequent use of thermal paste is for the processor and CPU cooler. When a system's running at full speed, a processor can emit a great deal of heat. A CPU cooler is needed to soak up all the waste heat over a large heat sink, to be carried away by a cooling fan.

Thermal paste for water cooling

Although this is a PC builder's main encounter with a thermal paste is with the CPU and CPU cooler, it has many use cases. If you're going all-in with water cooling and replacing your graphic card's stock air cooler with an aftermarket water block, you'll need to wipe away the factory-applied thermal paste and give it a fresh coating.

Replacing thermal paste

Ever noticed how your PC's performance seemingly deteriorates as time passes? This could be partly attributed to the thermal paste - its effectiveness doesn't last forever. After years' worth of exposure to heat, thermal pastes can go old, dried-up and crumbly, resulting in overheating. Replacing thermal paste from time-to-time ensures optimal heat transfer.

Upgrading thermal paste

You also may want to upgrade any pre-applied thermal paste that's part of your system. Some air coolers - mostly those bundled-in with a processor - and all-in-one water coolers come with thermal paste already applied. While appreciated for reducing the steps of the PC building process, it may not be the best quality. Upgrading to a higher quality thermal paste can improve heat transfer and subsequently performance too, as detailed in our ultimate guide to PC cooling.

How much thermal paste do I need?

Users are recommended to use only the tiniest amount of thermal paste. Any more than a pea-sized blob and the mounting pressure of the CPU cooler could squish out some excess paste on the motherboard. This probably won't damage the motherboard, but thermal paste is notoriously tricky to clean up. However, you don't want to skimp out on thermal paste either - it needs to spread over most of the CPU cooler - so use caution when applying.

Thermal paste & compound at Ebuyer

At Ebuyer, we stock a wide range of thermal pastes suitable for both business and personal use. Find your thermal compound using the filters on the left of the screen. Don't forget that with Ebuyer you always get fast delivery and low prices.

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