This review shows that they are about the same.
I don't understand this post. Are you saying that the Zalman thermal compound is difficult to apply? Since all you need to do is brush a bit on, I found it quite simple.Baah, right. You will probably have to reseat and repaste the thermal of the Zalman 10 times before you get it close to the Artic temp. The artic took me just one try and that's all I need to get the temp better than the Zalman's thermal.