Noctua introduces second-generation thermal compound NT-H2
For those who like to tinker with their computer system’s cooling solution, there is a new product on the market that could be of considerable assistance. Noctua is renowned for creating incredible CPU coolers and fans, and now the company has announced the NT-H2 thermal compound to join its list of products. It is the successor to the NT-H1 thermal paste, which has garnered some good reviews over its lifetime.
Noctua’s press release offers up some information about the NT-H2 thermal paste, which is apparently a “fine-tuned mixture of metal oxide microparticles for even lower thermal resistance and reduced bond-line thickness at typical mounting pressures.” With this superior mix, Noctua has stated that its latest thermal compound product can shave off up to a not insignificant 2 °C in the company’s standardized tests.
The NT-H2 thermal compound will be available in 3.5 g and 10 g syringe-like packages, and it comes with suggested retail prices of US$12.90/€12.90 and US$24.90/€24.90, respectively. Noctua also mentions that the NT-H1 thermal paste is now available in a 10 g package, and the firm has also revealed the NA-SCW1 pack of 20 wipes that are specifically designed for removing paste and cleaning CPUs and coolers.
The new thermal compound has a recommended on-the-CPU usage time of five years. Noctua has kindly added a couple of videos to its website demonstrating how to apply the product on different-sized CPUs and how NT-H2 compares with the predecessor NT-H1 thermal paste. Apparently, there is no break-in period for the new hybrid compound, and fortunately enough it is “electrically non-conductive and non-corroding.”