Difference between thermal grease and thermal compound?
When I originally built my PC, I used AS5 thermal compound for my CPU. Later I bought a ZALMAN ZM-NB47J chipset cooler. It came with some thermal grease, but I decided to use the same AS5 thermal compound that I used for my processor.
At first my NB temps were in the mid 30's, now for some reason it has shot back up in the low 40's. Should I have used the thermal grease that came with the cooler instead of the thermal compound?
What is the difference, if any, between a thermal grease and thermal compound?