Isn’t thermal throttling a damn pain in the ass?
Isn’t your GPU reaching the ‘demon’s cup of coffee in hell’ temperature bothering you?
Isn’t it about time you dramatically threw your fist in the air, then yelled “I’ve had it!”, and learned the dark art of computer sorcery to banish all your overheating issues to the North Pole?
If your answer to all the above questions is yes, let me introduce you to the best thermal paste you can get your hands on—The Cooler Master Mastergel Maker Nano thermal paste, and this is my real review of it.
After a hell lot of research and testing, I finally got Cooler Master’s Mastergel Maker thermal paste. The reason I got this thermal paste and not that Arctic Silver MX69 kind of hyped shit is that Mastergel Maker has the highest thermal conductivity among all the other “leading” thermal pastes, while being electrically non-conducting.
Thermal conductivity comparison among the thermal pastes that boast having the “highest performance” (electrically non-conducting pastes only):
Cooler Master Mastergel Maker: 11 W/mK
Arctic Silver MX4: 8.5 W/mK
Noctua NT-H1: 8.9 W/mK
What Is a W/mK Value?
W/mK is Watts per meter-Kelvin. Its value is the comparison of thermal conductivity (rate of heat transfer). As the W/mK value goes higher, the rate of transfer of heat from the 2 surfaces the thermal compound is in between increases.
In short, higher W/mK = Better heat transfer/cooling.
What’s In The Box?
 Cooler Master Mastergel Maker Nano thermal paste tube
 Grease cleaner to clean the residue of the old paste off of the surface
 Instruction sheet
 Plastic spatula to spread the new paste or scrape off the old paste
This is perhaps the most important and controversial factor in the effectiveness of a thermal paste. The universally topic that’s damned to be debated forever—Application technique.
Techniques vary from person to person, based on their own experiences and/or understanding and/or opinions. From the “pea” method to the “rice grain” and “X” methods, you’ll come across probably every single geometric shape available when it comes to people talking about application technique.
Now, the technique that worked best for me was applying a nice and generous globular blob of the thermal paste onto my CPU/GPU’s processor die, and then spreading it manually all over the surface with the spatula provided. The key thing here is to not put a layer that’s too thin (don’t be a miser with your paste, there’s a lot more left in there, use a generous amount, this is what you bought it for, didn’t you?), but actually apply a good thick layer because your purpose is to make contact between the heat sink’s surface and the die/IHS’s surface, like shown here:
This technique of application makes the most sense, because most of those other methods spread the paste only around the center of the surface, not the corners, and in the methods where the paste is being spread to the corners, it is not in a uniform layer, which impacts the heat transfer significantly as the surface area in contact decreases.
In my method, the paste is applied generously and spread evenly into a thick layer, which ensures that both the surfaces are in perfect contact with each other via the paste itself, without any left out corners or uneven application. Makes sense, right?
NOTE: Again, you bought this paste for the cooling of your CPU/GPU. Why would you want to save it as if it is some limited edition gypsy-tears-enriched magic thermal material? Use it, otherwise you just wasted your money, got no good results, and will end up whining on the Amazon reviews’ page while it was all your fault that you applied it just to save your precious paste for 5 years in the future or to give it to your children on their 8th birthday or something.
Witness sorcery at its finest. These are my results and my older thermal paste was the default original manufacturer applied paste.
As you can see, the results are absolutely amazing. There is nearly a 30°C decrease in temperature which is insane in terms of just considering you only replaced your old thermal paste with this one. Just… Look at the results, do I need to say any more?
This thermal paste is quite literally
the best you can get in the electrically non-conducting spectrum. It is definitely worth the price. The volume of the paste in the tube is enough for multiple generous applications (I applied generous AF amounts on all the different small/big GPU heads and the CPU’s processor die and I still have paste left for another application of almost the similar order), and the whopping 11W/m.k thermal conductivity does the best heat transfer from the integrated head spreader (IHS) or the die (in the case of laptop processors, and the “cool de-lid boyz”) to the heat sink or copper pipes that you can find in the range of non-liquid-metal and electrically non-conducting thermal pastes.