Noctua NT-H1, NT-H2 Thermal Compound and NA-SCW1 Cleaning Wipes Review

Features

NT-H1 Thermal Paste

  • The renowned premium-grade thermal compound, more than 150 awards and recommendations
  • Not electrically conductive and non-corroding
  • Excellent long-term stability (usage time on the CPU up to 5 years)
  • 3.5g pack for around 3-20 applications (depending on CPU size, e.g. ~3 applications for TR4, ~20 for LGA1151)
  • 10g pack for around 9-60 applications (depending on CPU size, e.g. ~9 applications for TR4, ~60 for LGA1151)

 

NT-H2 Thermal Paste

  • A further improved second generation of the award-winning NT-H1 with even better thermal performance
  • Not electrically conductive and non-corroding
  • Excellent long-term stability (usage time on the CPU up to 5 years)
  • 3.5g pack for around 3-20 applications (depending on CPU size, e.g. ~3 applications for TR4, ~20 for LGA1151)
  • 10g pack for around 9-60 applications (depending on CPU size, e.g. ~9 applications for TR4, ~60 for LGA1151)

 

NA-SCW1 Cleaning Wipes

  • Cleaning wipes for removing thermal compounds such as Noctua NT-H2 and NT-H1
  • Ideal for cleaning the contact surface of the heatsink as well as the heat-spreader of CPUs, GPUs or other chips
  • Pre-moistened with a custom detergent mixture for easy and efficient cleaning
  • Large size (15x12cm) is usually enough to clean both the chip and the cooler
  • Pack contains 20 individually packed wipes

 

Noctua NT-H2: How to apply on smaller-sized CPUs

 

Noctua NT-H2: How to apply on medium-sized CPUs

 

Noctua NT-H2: How to apply on larger-sized CPUs

 

Specifications

NT-H1 Thermal Paste

Weight 3.5g or 10g
Volume 1.4ml or 4.0ml
Density 2.49 g/cm³
Color Grey
Recommended storage time (before use)
up to 3 years
Recommended storage temperature
room temperature
Recommended storage temperature
room temperature
Operating temperature
-50 to 110°C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NT-H2 Thermal Paste

Weight 3.5g or 10g
Volume 1.2ml or 3.6ml
Density 2.81 g/cm³
Color Grey
Recommended storage time (before use)
up to 3 years
Recommended storage temperature
room temperature
Recommended storage temperature
room temperature
Operating temperature
-50 to 200°C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*With the 3.5g you get 3x Cleaning wipes

*With the 10g you get 10x Cleaning wipes

 

NA-SCW1 Cleaning Wipes

Size
150×120 mm
Scope of delivery
20x NA-CW1 Cleaning Wipes

 

Now let us take a look at the Performance of the Paste on the next page!

Performance and Closer Look

As far as testing I used AIDA64 to load the CPU for 5 min. I never noticed any temperature increase after this amount of time. So I stuck with this threshold on all the paste I tested. I used the cleaning wipes in between each test. Ambient temps were at 72 +-1 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

 

Noctua NT-H2 Paste

 

Noctua NT-H1 Paste

 

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