Forum discussion tagged with paste.
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    Question Is it normal for CPU temps to rise initially after replacing thermal paste?

    I swapped the thermal paste on my CPU for the first time after several years, and after booting it back up it seems like the average idle temperature rose a few degrees. I had some issues cleaning up the old paste, I had definitely applied too much/too close to the edge of the face when I built...
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    Question What thermal pads should I use for my GPU?

    Hello, i'm new here and I was hoping if you guys can help me with some questions I have regarding my gpu maintenance. I have a Gigabyte GeForce RTX™ 2060 OC 6G ( for almost 4 years and everytime I do maintenance to my gpu, it's...
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    Question Looking For A System Monitor Log Cmd Window

    Hi. I am looking a system monitor log that shows all operations real-time (event viewer, cut/paste, file moves, hidden details of system operations in background). Can someone please help me here? The program would be similar to PaperTrail. The system monitor shows all the cmds going on. I...
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    [SOLVED] Windows Explorer Filepath glitching, causing various other issues?

    After about a days worth of use, the file path in windows explorer becomes glitched, rendering completely incorrectly and bringing in bits of other application icons, the clock, etc. When this happens, Copy/Paste functionality is lost from ShareX's screenshot utility. It also seems to break...
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    Question After repaste, CPU temps are better but GPU temps are worse ?

    Hi, I have an Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-572-75L9 with 24GB of Ram, i7-7700HQ and GTX 1060 A few days ago I failed to disassemble the heatsink due to some stripped screws so I decided to pay a technician to replace the screws, clean the laptop and apply the thermal paste. I came back home and...
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    [SOLVED] Thermal paste turning liquid and CPU running slow after a month or so

    I repasted my Lenovo E480 for the first time earlier on this year using "Cooler Master Mastergel Pro V2 " paste. I could immediately see a huge speed increase, which was unbelievable. A couple of months later though, my PC started running slow again and I had to crack my laptop open again! When...
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    Question Network activity pasting picture on a website

    Hello everyone When I replied in a thread on another forum (Hardwareonline), I used the “Paste” function (I use Google Chrome). To my surprise, text was not pasted, but instead a picture that I had copied earlier from Gimp was pasted in the comment field. The picture was shown in the comment...
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    Question PC in restart loop after CPU re-paste ?

    Hey guys! I changed paste on my i7 cpu, I didn’t take it out during the process. After I tryed to start PC it keeps restarting after 1-3sec. I read many topics about the same problem and I tested some things like taking out the small battery for 5min then put it back. Then I played with the...
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    [SOLVED] MSI GF63 8RC won't boot ?

    Hi, i had recently issues with my MSI GF63 8RC laptop as it was overheating and then turns off the game i am playing or when running gpu benchmark. I opened it and cleaned the fan , removed the heatsink and applied new thermal paste and new thermal pads When i turned it on after that I fired...
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    [SOLVED] Which Thermal Paste to use?

    I am looking into buying the MSI Meg Trident X 10TE-1281US. I messaged MSI and they said they use their our "house-mix" thermal paste. I am looking to buy this pc from . This site will do upgrades and thermal paste is one of them. The two options are, " IC DIAMOND THERMAL...
  11. Veinxon

    [SOLVED] Overheating problem, opened the laptop and saw my thermal paste, should i replace it?

    Here's the photo: View: The title says all, should i replace my thermal paste and hope that my laptop doesn't overheat again? I don't see many dusts or similar that could potentially cause ovearheating inside the laptop itself, just found that my thermal paste...
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    [SOLVED] MasterGel Maker Nano or MX-4????

    Can somebody who already test (not somebody who watch reviews like me) this two thermal paste's, can give me advice which one is better for Arctic freezer e-sport 34 duo (air cooler)? Thanks XD
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    [SOLVED] Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE Stock Thermal Paste VS Arctic MX-4

    Just got the Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE, and I don't know how good the stock thermal paste it. I have left over Arctic MX-4 from my last build should I use that or just leave the stock thermal paste on the cooler?
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    [SOLVED] HELP Can CPU cleaner damage the CPU pins?

    So I did the stupid thing of taking my cpu out to clean the paste off using ArticCleans paste remover and I got some on the pins. Will this damage the cpu? View: Https://
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    [SOLVED] Motherboard

    Do you have to remove cpu fan on motherboard when swapping case , I dont want to dry thermal paste off cause I dont have anymore and it takes like a week to ship
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    Question Removed "thermal band" from M.2 NVMe SSD on motherboard. Too bad?

    My motherboard, a ROG Z390F, came with a kind of thermal pad on the metal cover of the M.2 NVMe, you can see it on this video at min 2:40. View: Instead of removing the film protector in order to use it....I removed the whole thing...yes, it...
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    [SOLVED] IC Diamond Paste amount

    Is this enough or did I use too much thermal paste on my laptop? View:
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    Question i7 4770 overheating on stock cooler

    Hey all, I haven't been here for a while. I recently purchased my friend's old i7 4770 (non-K) off of him to pop in my PC just as a small update. I installed it tonight with the stock cooler (don't have any other ones) and I just hit 99c while playing Apex Legends for a duration of 5 minutes...
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    Question I had to reinstall cpu cooler

    Hello, everyone I'm new to pc building. Today i built my first pc and i'm really excited about it. I haven't installed windows yet, but i checked the bios and everything looks ok. The problem is that i had to unscrew and remove the wraith stealth cooler with the pre-applied thermal paste right...
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    Question renew paste on several years old cpu?

    Should you renew paste on several years old unused mainboard? Thank you.
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    windows 7 shuts down when I hit restart

    windows 7 shuts down when I hit restart. It works fine and starts up fine when I hit the start button. Problem is when I hit restart after any installation it just shuts down. Toshiba Satellite T135-S1310WH
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    Nvidea driver keeps messing up. Changing resolution and not showing 4k.

    This is getting on my nerves. I have 4k resolution set. When I turn on my computer it goes to 1080p 30hz and no 4k resolutions on the panel. Installing fresh drivers fixes it but comes back once in a wile. Also the control panel doesn't show up on the taskbar. I used to fix it with a youtube fix...
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    How long can i future proof my set up?

    Building new pc specs as follows Asrock z77 extreme4 mobo Core i5 3570k oc'd to 4.4ghz Evga gtx 1070 ftw gpu 16gb 1666 ddr3 ram Seasonic prime 650w gold Mushkin 128gb ssd Cryorig r1 cpu air cooler and maintaining temps around 78 to 80 at full load. Only plan to use 1080p monitor for the next...
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    System won't post, help needed.

    First i should say that english is not my native language so it may be broken. I already did all of this steps My config is: B250m-plus Asus Mobo i7700k 2x8gb ddr4 2400 hiperx Gtx 1060 6gb galax Corsair...
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    Game installation is slow

    2 weeks ago I Installed Battlefield 3 it took about 45 mins but then I deleted it for some reasons and then I tried to install it again but it takes 4hours
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    Case fans sometimes not working

    Hi, My case fans doesn't work sometimes. When I startup my computer, they do not go on. Case: Sharkoon VG4-W Motherboard: Asrock 960GM-VGS3 FX I can control my case fans in the BIOS. Someone knows why? -Edit- I forgot to say, when the computer start up and the case fans does not work, they...
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    i have a notebook that cant find drivers it scans for them but doesnt find them . i put in a windows 7 cd and it still says it

    notebook wont find drivers . I put in a windows 7 disc and it still say it cant find drivers
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    Hyperx Fury 16gb 1600mhz, Windows won't boot.

    Since english is not my first language, I'll try to explain myself the best I can. I have a brand new Gigabyte GA-B75M-HD3 motherboard and yesterday I bought 2 Hyperx Fury 8gb 1600mhz. When I installed them together, my PC would boot, but no image on my monitor whatsoever. I tried removing one...
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    Looking for a laptop for graphic/digital art, motion graphics and video editing.

    Hi everyone, good day! I definitely have no knowledge when it comes to specs, and im wondering which laptop is the best among these three.. 1)...
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    Connecting two hard drives via enclosure to TPLink Router (It can only detect one)

    I got a Mediasonic ProBox Hard Drive Enclosure that can carry up to 4 hard drives, right now I have 2 3TB hard drives inside the thing. When I plug it directly into any computer, the hard drives are detected quite easily. I tried plugging this Enclosure into my Archer C9 TPlink Router to work...
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    my lenovo thinkpad E550 turns on, but the screen is completely black. I have already taken out the battery, unplugged it all,

    I just received a lenovo laptop for work, and i can't get it to turn on. I hit the power button, the harddrive and everything turns on but the screen is completely black. Before I go running to my supervisor, I just want to make sure I am not overlooking something.
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    Windows 10 barely working for me

    So.. I upgraded to windows 10, and like usual, I had high expectations. I am now pretty pissed off. I installed it, it seemed to work fine and all, then I cant click the taskbar. Literally, cannot click into anything except for Steam and Windows Explorer. No start menu working, no internet...
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    Maintaining The Library: How GOG Is Preparing For Windows 10

    GOG is preparing its catalog of current and classic games to work with Windows 10. So far, the process has been easy, with only a few hiccups by way of bugs and a few incompatibility issues. Maintaining The Library: How GOG Is Preparing For Windows 10 : Read more
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    First PC Build. Need some feedback.

    This is my first PC build. Just asking for some feedback or suggestion that can help improve my build. I plan on OC-ing it, though I don't do hardcore gaming. I'm also wondering if the PSU is the right wattage for my build. Suggestions for other IPS monitors are welcome too...
  35. drjuanitor

    Buying a gtx 970, but..

    What kind or brand should i get. im trying to keep it under 350, and also trying to get the free witcher 3 code with it. what would any of you recommend?
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    windows smashd screen

    I'm having trouble installing windows 7 ultimate on my pc Pc configuration is this Intel pentium 4 3.06 Ghz 1 core 2 threads 3Gb DDR2 533mhz Video card Ati Radeon Hd 5450 1Gb DDR3 63bit 2 HDD (1-20Gb) (2-80Gb) After booting the windows from dvd /usb i get all...
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    Windows 8.1 vs 7

    I've planned everything but the os for my build. If I go for windows 7, I cab get it from a friend if they can find it. But I heard windows 8.1 is better for gaming and I could be missing out on windows 8.1 since I've never got myself used to it(used it only once for a short period of time). So...
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    Is Asus G56JR - CN183H Good

    I want to buy new gaming asus a good choice if not please suggest other laptops! other than alienware with budget of 1300$
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    Would this gaming system be good?

    i am going to build a gaming pc! These are the specs, just tell me if you would recomand somethng else! CPU: i5 4670k GPU: R9 280x Motherboard: Asus z87-A Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB PSU: Corsair CX 750M This is the games that i will play: Battlefield 4 Assasins Creed: Black Flag...
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    Radeon R9 270x

    Hi all, I want to use GPU R9 270x but I am not sure if choose gaming no-X version or better X version . can you please advice me ? I want to use it in mATX case Bitfenix prodigy M with i5-4570 CPU. In future I will maybe want to crossfire... My options are these : SAPPHIRE R9 270X DUAL-X...