Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste Review

Noctua NT-H1

Today we will be looking at the award winning Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste, and we will see if it lives up to the hype!

 Thermal paste is a very integral  component into proper CPU cooling, and essential for squeezing every last clock out of your processor, and while being possibly the least exciting part of a build, can be one of the most essential.  With that said, let's jump into it, shall we?


Volume 1.4ml (for at least 15 applications)
Specific Gravity 2,49 g/cm³
Colour grey
Recommended storage time (before use) up to 2 years
Recommended usage time (on the CPU) up to 3 years
Peak operating temperature -50°C to +110°C
Recommended operating temperature -40°C to +90°C


The packaging for the Noctua NT-H1 could be seen as a bit overkill for a small tube of thermal paste, however, since it doesn't come with any other type of documentation, it gives them plenty of room to supply all pertinent specifications, as well as usage instructions.

Noctua NT-H1 Package Front

The rear of the package has usage instructions for applying the paste, which is to use place a "drop" on the center of the CPU, and allow the cooler to spread it on the CPU as it is placed.

NT-H1 Package Rear

Taking the tube out of the packaging, we are greeted with a friendly syringe of thermal paste, ready for our doing!

Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste

A "feature" of Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste is that there is no "burn in" time, in other words, there is no time needed to allow the paste to set or cure before you achieve full performance using it, which is great for our testing purposes!

Now, let's test this stuff out and see if it holds up!


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