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Thermal Compound

Forum discussion tagged with Thermal Compound.
  1. Z

    [SOLVED] Bad vs no thermal paste? And possible removers?

    My PC: Intel Core i3 6100 (Stock cooler) 1*8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2400 Gigabyte H110m-S2PV Corsair VS450 (Grey Label) Zotac GTX 1650 OC I have real high temperatures on any types of load(95-100C). I haven't changed the thermal paste in 4 years. But I did remove the heatsink a couple of...
  2. user.anonymous

    [SOLVED] How to clean off thermal paste?

    I heard that using isopropyl alcohol will do the trick but I just want to know if this will harm my cpu socket or not if i attempt to clean off the thermal paste with this material. is there a better solution or material i can use or is this fine to use?
  3. Potato825

    [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?
  4. Question Accidentally sprayed alcohol on my CPU pins

    So I was trying to clean off the thermal compound from the CPU with a 96% alcohol when I accidentally sprayed the pins. The pins have turned darker in color (I've let it dry for about an hour) but am not seeing any noticeable difference. I was thinking of testing it out by I read an article...
  5. A

    Question Reapplied GPU paste worsens after a day

    Hi there, i reapplied my gpu thermal paste for 3 times. I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol, i tried 3 different methods (too much paste, normal, and little) and all of them gave me a same result which is 58-59C. But i noticed that after a few hours my gpu temps will rise to 60C, and after a...
  6. noeljm

    Question i7 6700k - High Temp issue

    I have a gaming build which is close to four years old now (built it in 2016). Specs: CPU - Intel i7 6700k @ 4GHz. Turbo upto 4.2 GHz (no overclocking) GPU - Zotac GTX 970 (no overclocking) CPU Cooler - H100i GTX Motherboard - Asus E3 Pro Gaming v5 BIOS version - 2606 Case - Corsair C70...
  7. D

    Question Urgent : intel dynamic platform and thermal framework driver NOT working after thermal repasting my laptop

    Today i re-pasted my laptop Asus GL552 VW. Everything was fine before repasting. when i opened the device manager i saw intel dynamic platform and thermal framework driver not working. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. No results. I am using the lastest bios. i also tried updating the...
  8. Jmusic88

    [SOLVED] Is kapton tape necessary and best repasting method on rectangle cpu?

    Hello, I'm repasting my cpu and gpu on my laptop and have noticed kapton tape around both cpu/gpu. Is kapton tape necessary for when repasting? I researched and read that it's meant to protect the surrounding if you use liquid metal but I have read other opinions as well, so I'm not so sure...
  9. Shiinbo

    Question 75-80 degree idle temps

    It's been around 6 months since i built this PC and i never ran into any problems until now. I have a Ryzen 7 1700x and a m22 Kraken. Starting around 2 weeks ago my CPU idle temps started sky rocketing, I've tried re-applying thermal paste, cleaning my case and fans, re seating the heatsink but...
  10. S

    Question I7-6700k overheating

    So basically, i ordered some new ram and when i swapped the ram, i also decided to apply new thermal paste (Arctic MX-4) to my cpu, i have the Corsair GTX h110i water cooler with the pre applied paste and never changed it for about 2 years so decided i might aswell clean and add new paste...
  11. ScottDLB2

    Question Card temperatures at 70°C under load no matter the fan speed

    I checked MSI Afterburner for my GTX 1070 and as it turns out, the fan speed was always locked at 40%. I freaked out and set up a custom fan curve but that didn't change the temperatures at all, the remained the same even with 90% fan speed. So now I know why I locked it at 40%, to keep it quiet...
  12. T

    Question Help: CPU I-9 8950hk Uneven Core temps on Core 0,2,3

    Hello, I have an AW R5 17 (CPU: I-9 8950hk/GPU: GTX1080.) I repasted/repadded a couple times, but still 10 degrees C + higher temps on Cores 0,2,3. In order to create better heatsink balance, does anyone know which where cores 0,2,3 are physically located on the metallic part of the CPU? In...
  13. P

    [SOLVED] When buying thermal paste do brands matter ?

    Is there a noticeable difference between lets say for example this https://photos.app.goo.gl/SRUQUyTtFtMGyoZf8 and something with a good name like cooler master ? Also how often do you guys change the paste on CPU and GPU ?
  14. Cyber_Cow

    Question Ryzen 2700 Temps

    Hi I'm bad at forums, sorry if this has already been posted. But my questions should be easy ones. Okay so I've set up a new Ryzen 2700 build and used the motherboard's OC Genie 4 to give myself a basic overclock. I know it's a "dirty" overclock but I really don't care to do it manually, I just...
  15. A

    Question Thermal Paste for Mac mini (Late 2012)

    Hi guys, I bought an Mac mini last year, just to see what Mac OS is like, I mainly use as "storage" and to do some Djs. it's a late 2012 Mac mini, core i5, with 4 GB of RAM (just waiting for the 8 GB to be delivered do upgrade it), 250 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD as internal storage and around 5 TB HDD...
  16. V

    [SOLVED] Excess thermal paste

    I have accidentally left a small (thread-like) amount of thermal paste next to the gpu chip. I was applying the paste and some of it was left on top of the syringe, so it fell next to the gpu chip when I raised my hand. Will it cause any (heating) issues if I just leave it there? The paste in...
  17. Kealopian

    Question Ryzen 7 3800x - Heat sink paste already put on cooler

    I am helping my girlfriend assemble her new rig right now. Got some experience, though it's been a few years (or maybe more like a decade). So I am unpacking her brand new Ryzen 7 3800x (my heart pounding like back when I was 14 years old), telling her about how crucial it is to get "that...
  18. N

    [SOLVED] Can this product be used as thermal paste?

    Hello people of Tom's hardware! I'm expecting a delivery of a CPU soon, so I will need thermal paste. I have my hands on a 25g tube of something called: "Servisol(TM) heat sink compound". It says: "Thermally conductive silicone grease for insulation and protection of electrical components" on...
  19. Zzavior

    Thermal Issues 3600

    I have a custom AIO ANTEC K240 mounted in front of the panel paired with Ryzen 3600 on msi b450 pro m2 mobo with 2400mhz ram my CPU temps are 80+ on stress test can anyone help me. Cooler Master thermal paste normal one. Temps are normal in bios its 35 and below