Performance difference between CM Mastergel Maker and Gelid GC Extreme

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  1. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    I've been asking for recommendations on thermal paste to repaste my MSI Laptop, and from the most recommended only 2 are available on my country.
    -Gelid GC Extreme
    -MasterGel Maker

    How much is the performance difference? As Mastergel Maker is significantly more expensive than Gelid GC Extreme in my country (More than double).
    I want to know if the performance difference is significant or if it is so little I should go for the way cheaper Gelid GC.
    Thanks
     
  2. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    This is too difficult to answer. It may also vary by batch.
    I heard newer batches of Mastergel Maker perform better than older batches, but I can't verify this for you.
    Otherwise, they trade blows.

    Luumi had his old batch (<2015) of Gelid GC Extreme performing better than Kryonaut and almost the same as Kingpin KPx, on his youtube video page.
    But his new batch performed worse. He said in his video he thought it might be a bad batch.

    Otherwise you can consider going by this.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...and-liquid-metal.806840/page-48#post-11084441
     
  3. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    So probably not a very big difference that might be worth the extra $20?
     
  4. Falkentyne

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    I can't answer this question.
     
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  5. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    I understand, I think that the question I need to be answered is
    Will the best case (batch) real world performance between both will be very noticeable or not much (negligible)
     
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    I have a new batch of Gelid GC Extreme and it performed bad, I have no idea if the old batch could perform better. Mastergel Maker old and new no difference for me, exactly the same. I wouldn't use Gelid for a notebook.
     
  7. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    Hmmm, I’ll try gelid since is like the 2nd option and waaay cheaper, if it doesn’t perform well I’ll change to Mastergel, worst case scenario I lose 10 bucks
     
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    Luumi mentioned that an 8 year old batch of Gelid GC Extreme performed much better than a brand new batch. He called it a 'bad batch' and asked Gelid for another sample. But seems like they changed the formula then. Maybe worse than old KPX being thicker than new KPX (new KPx was intentionally made by Kingpin to have better wetting properties but seems bad for laptops).
     
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    seanwee Father of laptop shunt modding

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    They are both good enough. Just get whichever is reasonably priced.

    I know from my discord server that Mastergel Maker can be obscenely overpriced in some regions ($30-40) so i end up recommending another good paste like Gelid as well.
     
  10. Rooter1234

    Rooter1234 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not calling it a good paste since it's 4-5 degrees down to some others which can deal much better with a convex heatsink. Maybe he is lucky and has a better heatsink than me, than it should do fine (like most).
     
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