Thermal Compound

Forum discussion tagged with Thermal Compound.
  1. PhantomX4


    I am running at 4700 (mhz) and 1.325 voltage in Ryzen Master (Basic View). My temps were at 88c, is that normal for my cooler? I reapplied my thermal paste several times and ended up with the X application method. They were hitting 90c with my default bios settings at first using furmark but I...
  2. JerrWolf

    [SOLVED] How do I know if my AIO is empty? Improving Temperatures for PC.

    Hello everyone, I've owned this Corsair AIO CPU cooler for going on 6 or 7 years now so I contacted Corsair support and they told me that the AIO coolers tend to last 5-7 years. I was also talking with a friend who has the same CPU as me. He told me my temps were fine, but then took back his...
  3. Question HP ProBook 6570b overheating

    Hi there, i have a Hp ProBook 6570b with Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz, 3001 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) it was before i5 3rd gen, i got it replaced. i just bought it used, but the issue is on normal use it is going on 84+ degree but as soon as i put some load...
  4. S

    Question Thermal paste gets too liquid when hot - thicker paste?

    Hey! I got a MSi GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO which had really bad stock application of thermal paste, like almost half was bone dry. I took it apart and applied some Arctic MX-4 thermal paste to the processor. Everything was awesome. Some months later and temps slowly climbed on my GPU until...
  5. ak195

    Question Which thermal paste do you prefer ?

    Which thermal paste is better for CPU? Share your reviews CoolerMaster, Kryonaut, GD, Arctic, Noctua or ThermalTake ?
  6. simpalak

    Question Performance loss after applying new thermal paste

    After 2 years of using my PC daily, I finally decided it would be the time to change the thermal paste and clean it up a bit (never happened, I'm too lazy). So I ordered a Cooler Master IC Essential E2 thermal paste and an RGB fan for well, aesthetics I guess. I removed the CPU and the GPU fan...
  7. parthtrivedi

    Question Replacing thermal paste on a Macbook Pro 2011 model ?

    Hey guys, I've been using a 2011 Macbook Pro, well since 2011. Lately, the system was heating up too much. So I decided to install a fan app called smcFAN control. I was surprised to see idle temps at 55-62C despite forcing higher RPM and with any use of apps such as EDGE etc it goes to 95C...
  8. S

    Question Bootloop after changing thermal paste

    Last week my brother and I decided to clean up and change thermal compound on its 3 years old laptop, a Dell G3 17 3779 equipped with an 8th generation i7 and a Nvidia GeForce 1060 Max-Q. Right after reassemblying it the PC booted up correctly and ran for a few minutes, but as soon as he opened...
  9. ak195

    Question Cooler Master MasterGel Regular High Performance OR Arctic MX-4 ?

    Which one is better Thermal Grease for CPU? After how many years a CPU needs new thermal paste?
  10. M

    [SOLVED] Will i need to remove the thermal paste already on the cpu before i apply new thermal paste and its new cooler

    So i had a bit of an accident on the install of my new CPU on monday which led to it having to be taken out and handled after placing the heatsink/thermal paste on the CPU and as a result now that its sorted most of the thermal paste was taken off by accident so to remedy this and lower the temp...
  11. M

    [SOLVED] Do I need to reapply thermal paste to a CPU I removed yesterday??

    Building a pc which didn't post, so I removed the cpu and straightened the pins. It's now been a day since I separated the cpu and cooler, do I still need to clean them and reapply thermal paste or will the current coating work?? Same cooler and cpu just to clarify
  12. C

    Question So i recently upgraded from a ryzen 3 2200g to a ryzen 5 3600 and I went a little overboard with the thermal paste and some got on the pins!

    It's only a few pins 5-6 maybe. Ive seen that q tips, tooth picks, and 91% isopropyl alcohol will work. Is that true and if not what do I use. And what would happen if I didn't get all of it off and tried to use it? Does it just need a stable connection. One more thing how would I go about...
  13. mmzf

    Question Mixing lead with thermal paste?

    According to some articles and posts i see lead is also used in making homemade thermal paste. I bought "HUTIXI Thermal Grease HT-GY260" with thermal conductivity :>2W/mk-k but for an average quality thermal compound the conductivity should be almost 4W, is it possible to rub pencil in thermal...
  14. R

    Question Should i buy this cheap thermal grease? is it safe? any suggestions?
  15. J

    Question Hello and couple of temperature questions

    Hello everyone, I just bought a prebuilt AMD desktop and will have some questions regarding the components and their setup, because the thermals system reads seems a little bit too high for my perception. I am a newcomer to desktop pc after 10+ years and see that the technology has...
  16. N

    Question Re-apply thermal paste after reseating heatsink even if no thermal issues?

    Hi I recently installed a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Black RGB edition. First I cleaned off the previous old thermal paste with 99% IPA. I applied the thermal paste properly, and then reseated the heatsink a few times (3 or 4). once during installation and a fe times 2-3 hours later (this was...
  17. Vozenger

    Question Liquids to clean Thermal Paste

    Hi, so recently I've wanted to change the thermal paste for all of my computers, every single one of them has their original thermal paste application from decades ago so I wanted to treat them since I can. The thing is, when I searched up Isopropyl alcohol on the web it turned out to be kinda...
  18. ghozt67

    Question Repasting and Replacing thermal pad on Galax GTX 1080 exoc.

    Good day, I am planning to repaste my GALAX GTX 1080 EXOC SNPR and am asking for recommended brands of thermal paste as well as the appropriate thickness of thermal pads. I would love to see your inputs. Thanks in advance!
  19. J3J3K1

    Discussion DIY Thermal Paste

    So most if not all of us know for a fact that making your own thermal paste at home isn’t ideal for a multitude of reasons but I for one am in really big need for it, while I was cleaning my computer I decided I should re-apply my thermal paste, wiped it off and when everything was said and done...
  20. Korayaydemir

    [SOLVED] Which version of ARTIC MX-4 should i buy ?

    So, i need to buy a new thermal paste, for the first time. After reading a lot of reviews and getting recommendations i decided that artic mx-4 is the best for my laptop. But there are products with exact same name on amazon, with different prices and different tubes on the photos. Which one...
  21. H

    [SOLVED] I cant seem to completely wipe off arctic mx-4 thermal compound out of my CPU & heatsink

    Hey guys, im a beginner in PC building. I recently took off my CPU cooler due to dead motherboard and need to re-install the cpu cooler. I used the MX-4 as the thermal compound. I wiped the thermal compound with tissues and 70% alcohol. Most of the compound has wiped out. However, you can still...
  22. Jimp1337

    [SOLVED] quick question regards gaming laptop cooling radiator

    Hello guys quick question regards gaming laptop cooling radiator, I'm aware of thermal paste and pads but this one is interesting. On this high end laptop there is capacitor cooling paste?( Consistency of dried up bubble gum) . Any ideas what could it be? Attached 2 links of pictures red is...
  23. T

    [SOLVED] Bad thermal paste, or bad cooling?

    Dell Inspiron 15 5000 CPU: i7-8550U GPU: Radeon 530 My laptop's cooling solutions is overall quite terrible, max CPU temps of ~99°C, temperature immediately shoots up when hit with a load, and constant thermal throttling when under load. Perplexingly, highest I've seen GPU go up to is...
  24. r3av3r_97

    Question Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU motherboard wi-fi antenna popped off. How to fix?

    So after a lot of research and tutorials I decided to swap my laptop's thermal paste. It's a 9th Gen Intel Laptop of Zephyrus M so it doesn't have a liquid metal thermal paste. I removed the back panel. I saw the warranty sticker on one of the heatsink screws. I tried to peel it off. But It just...
  25. B

    [SOLVED] Are Xotic PC Upgrades Worth It?

    I'll be ordering the MSI GS75 Stealth 10SGS-027 and am debating doing a custom build vs. just going with the stock options. One of the sites MSI sends me to, is Xotic PC. I like the idea of being able to customize to fit my needs, but are these upgrades really worth it? In particular... Dead...
  26. 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...
  27. 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?
  28. 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?
  29. [SOLVED] 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...
  30. 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...
  31. noeljm

    [SOLVED] 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...
  32. 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...
  33. Shiinbo

    [SOLVED] 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...
  34. 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...
  35. P

    [SOLVED] When buying thermal paste do brands matter ?

    Is there a noticeable difference between lets say for example this and something with a good name like cooler master ? Also how often do you guys change the paste on CPU and GPU ?
  36. Cyber_Cow

    [SOLVED] 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...
  37. A

    [SOLVED] 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...