Thermal Compound

Forum discussion tagged with Thermal Compound.
  1. L

    Question Macbook Pro 2019 won't start ?

    My Macbook Pro required some maintenance as it was overheating on the most basic tasks. So with some help we cleaned the heatsinks and fans. And swapped the crusty dry paste for some fresh noctua paste. After the swap we reconnected everything and started the mac just fine. Gave stuff a quick...
  2. M

    Question Thermal pastes

    I used noctua nt-h1 for my legion y540 and the thermal often pumps out, the temps drop after application for just few minutes then it go high again, the temps for cpu are always high above 90 in gaming and also in idle and just surfing the web or using some lite programs it reaches 95-96 C...
  3. C

    Question CPU thermal behaviour can change depending on BIOS/Firmware?

    Good afternoon guys, I'm Marco, I'm new and I come from Italy. I'm here to hope to have a clue about my new cpus laptop behavior. Recently I bought an Alienware M17 R4 10870H/3080 laptop. I bought it used, but seems to be ok. The fact is that when I try to reset the pc I notice huge heat and a...
  4. eyaya

    Question Why can't the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360mm cool my i5-13600k?

    Hello! So a few days ago I ordered my new shiny Arctic Freezer II 360mm AIO and mounted it into my Corsair 4000x. The first thing I did after installation was obviously stress testing my cpu and monitoring the temps. It sadly peaked to 100C° after 3-5 seconds. After some searches on Google I...
  5. T

    Question does liquid metal last longer than thermal paste on cpu

    does liquid metal last much longer than thermal paste in long term let say would liquid metal be a better choice i know it also might on the brand but let say it was the same brand with liquid metal and thermal paste would the thermal paste have longer run
  6. kilo24

    Question Zotac 3080 Trinity OC Thermal Replacement Advice?

    my gpu (zotac 3080 10gb trinity oc) was getting extremely loud with hot spot temps often at 105c. i opened it up and found out why: after plucking off the old pads with tweezers and cleaning off the residue from those and the paste with isopropyl alchohol and noctua na-scw1 wipes, i've arrived...
  7. J

    Question Swapping coolers: new thermal paste?

    For good and sufficient reasons, I want to swap the coolers on two motherboards. (One is LGA1155, the other LGA1150; there should be no compatibility issue.) If I do this according to the Boy Scout manual, I'll remove both coolers, clean both coolers' thermal plates, clean both CPUs, put new...
  8. K

    Question MSI GPU thermal interface quality

    I bought a 6800 XT Gaming Z Trio, has a beefy cooler on it. However, the junction temperature often reads quite high despite this, and the card peaks at 105c when it's really working (stock fan settings -- not using them anymore lmao) I'm just wondering if it's worth the effort of...
  9. antvvnio

    Question Laptop temperatures getting higher?

    Hello Tom'sHardware. I've bought a ASUS x509JB back 2 years ago. While gaming performance was good, temps the same, barely hitting 78°C. Like 1 year ago, the temps were getting insanely hot (87°C, reaching it relatively easy). I've ignored it, even if it affected my performance a lot since the...
  10. Namiyami

    Question Ryzen 3600 Overheating

    I am building a computer for my gf. We started with a MSI240r v2 . instantly after installing the mobo hit me with an over heat message. I re applied thermal paste, plugged it into cpu fan as well as pump fan header . We now have a Corsair H100i Elite now, and the same issue persist . I got...
  11. RuddroKRM

    Question Cheap thermal paste recommendations for GPU ?

    Hello. I want to replace my Msi Geforce GTX970 4GD5T OC's thermal paste. Currently the temps goes up to 85C in gaming on 100% power limit,100% Fan speed and 91C temp limit on the MSI Afterburner. And It crosses 90C on Furmark stress test. I live in Bangladesh and it's really a hot country...
  12. J

    [SOLVED] Heatsink is very hot but the exhaust air is cold ?

    Hi, so i just repasted my laptop thermal paste today i use arctic mx-4 to replace the laptop thermal paste it seems to be going well at first since my laptop thermal paste has dried up which has made my laptop fan sounds so loud but after i check the temp it is even worse than before and the fan...
  13. K

    Question Is technical isopropyl alcohol 90% a bad option to clean off thermal paste from the CPU

    Okay another thread regarding this topic. So in my country(Bulgaria for those bold enough to be curious) you literally can't get isopropyl alcohol be at 70% or a pure 99.9%. And our rubbing alcohol is literally ethanol so don't bother suggesting that. there was only 1 place I found it and it was...
  14. G

    [SOLVED] Gpu Thermal paste

    Hi Im having RTX 2070 gpu More than 3 years with heavy game playing.. Its around getting nearly 90 *C in gaming.. So planning to change Gpu thermal paste.. My question is: 1. Can i use cpu thermal paste for gpu or is there any special thermal paste for Gpu is there in market? 2. Which...
  15. darkka

    [SOLVED] Random temperature spikes after applying new thermal paste

    After applying new thermal paste my cpu temps went up instead of down, it was my first time doing it, so I probably did something wrong. i made sure that all the screws on the cooler were as tight as possible, and I used a decent amount of thermal paste. i am using a hp pavilion tg01- 0023w...
  16. L

    [SOLVED] Re-applying thermal paste on the Nintendo Switch

    Curious - has anyone done this and got better temps for their Switch? How about better performance and fps (up to 30fps, of course)? I was thinking about re-applying paste on the APU and on the heat spreader and maybe adding thin thermal pads to the ram chips, as well as thicker pads on the heat...
  17. NoodlezWasTaken

    [SOLVED] Cleaning old thermal paste from CPU/CPU cooler

    Hello, Just wondering if there are any other good/easy ways to clean your CPU thermal paste rather than using Isopropyl alcohol. Need to clean CPU and cooler paste but do not have Isopropyl alcohol, would get some but ordering it from amazon would mean waiting ~2 days for it, and its pouring...
  18. J

    Question Stutters and FPS drops and lags in games

    So initially every game was running fine Apex legends and valorant both but then suddenly one day PC starting lagging and I checked and find it was bcoz of GPU throttling so opened it and check and thermal paste was try so I just replace it and even replaced thermal pads as old ones were dirty...
  19. D

    [SOLVED] Thermal paste not staying on GPU die

    Hi everyone! Can you please help me with this thermal paste application issue that I'm having? My GPU model is a XFX 5700 XT THICC II SHORT VERSION I've tried repasting my GPU for the 5th time in the last 4 months, and in every single one of the attempts the GPU got good temps, but then 2-3...
  20. J

    [SOLVED] Used Alcohol with moisturizer to clean cpu, should I be worried?

    HELP! Used Isop Alcohol with MOISTURIZER to clean Ryzen CPU. Do I need to redo and how much did I screw up Hello, I foolishly bought a 70 % Isop Alcohol with MOISTURIZER, and cleaned CPU thermal paste, PCB of the CPU, some parts of the motherboard, RAM golden contact pins, and of course the...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. S

    [SOLVED] 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...
  24. 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 ?
  25. simpalak

    [SOLVED] 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. ak195

    [SOLVED] 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?
  29. 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...
  30. 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
  31. C

    [SOLVED] 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...
  32. mmzf

    [SOLVED] 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...
  33. R

    [SOLVED] Should i buy this cheap thermal grease? is it safe? any suggestions?
  34. J

    [SOLVED] 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...
  35. 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...
  36. Vozenger

    [SOLVED] 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...
  37. 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!
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...