Despite its small size, the tube is quite informative. You can learn the composition (zinc oxide) and thermal conductivity (1.2 W/K?m) of the thermal grease.
The ZM-TG2 is white and rather thick (perhaps the thickest of all the white-colored greases). It is easy to apply and remove, though:
Zaward coolers come with a small syringe of white thermal grease:
The company produces TCG002 thermal grease with a declared thermal conductivity of 6 W/K?m but I don’t know whether the syringe contains it or some other stuff.
It is neither liquid nor very thick in consistency. I had no problems applying and removing it from the components.
The Korean firm APACK supplies a 1.2-gram tube of ZT-100 thermal grease with its coolers.
The declared thermal conductivity is over 3.1 W/K?m. The thermal grease is gray in color, viscous and plastic.
It is easy to apply in a thin and uniform layer.
So, these are the 19 thermal interface materials that come together with CPU and GPU coolers. Let’s now check how effective they are.