thermal paste application

Forum discussion tagged with thermal paste application.
  1. R

    Question Thermal paste replacement

    I have a EVGA GTX 1060 6g and bought it uses close to 2 years ago. Lately I have been thinking about the thermal paste because certain games (like stalker anomaly) will reach 77c. I also have a case with bad air flow so I use a desk fan to reduce temperatures especially during the summer. Today...
  2. S

    [SOLVED] Should I change how I applied thermal paste? (i9-12900KF temperature reached 105 C)

    Hello, I tried to built a custom PC by myself for the first time. During normal gaming, the CPU temperature is normal. Around 40-50 C with CPU usage only around 6-10%. I then tried to run RPCS3. During PPU modules loading, the CPU usage jumps to 70-80% with the temperature goes up to 92 C...
  3. Cloudless666

    [SOLVED] Thermal paste question

    I just purchased a new Cooler since my last one stopped working. It’s only been half a year since my first ever build. My cpu already has Thermal paste on it. Should I clean it and reapply a new layer or is the thermal paste on it good enough?
  4. J

    [SOLVED] CPU Overheating after reapplying thermal paste ?

    Hi all, I recently got new fans (Noctuas) for my PC to keep it a bit quieter. After installing the new fans, I wanted to check how the PC performed under a stress test - I used Aida64. After about 5 minutes, the throttling line turned red (although it remained at 0%). The CPU temps were around...
  5. O

    [SOLVED] Laptop restart few use change thermal paste

    Hi My laptop is rebooting in a boot cycle, I changed the thermal paste cooler master because it was hot, why can it be some thermal paste stuck below the sticker of the processor, can I remove that sticker? The laptops is N551 and processor is i7 4700hq
  6. 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...
  7. Ilkin_huseynov

    [SOLVED] What method should I apply thermal paste?

    Hi, I have a cooler (Dark Rock Pro 4) and cpu (AMD Ryzen 5 3600x). It is the first time I am going to build PC on my own. Please help me with applying thermal paste. With what method should I apply thermal paste? And what details should I take into account considering I am building a PC for...
  8. Rufusam

    [SOLVED] Advice about thermal paste application. Does my GPU still runs too hot?!

    Hello there, my Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 3X card which I've had since May 2016 have been performing somewhat poorly a couple of months ago. The temperature would hit 80c and the fans would spin at 80% during relatively undemanding games such as Dark Souls 3. I did some research and tried some...
  9. S

    [SOLVED] Should I clean off excess thermal paste?

    So I might have gone a little overboard since I'd rather have too much instead of too little. I didn't think about the heatsink wouldn't cover the whole chip so I guess I should have put it on the heatsink like the instructions said but now I have excess on parts of the cpu not covered. Should I...
  10. V

    [SOLVED] Will i need more thermal paste?

    I am upgrading from an I5-4460 to a I7-4790k, I am just wondering will I need more thermal paste on the cpu for when I out the fan back on?
  11. A

    [SOLVED] My CPU is overheating while idle.

    I recently reinstalled my CPU cooler for cleaning out the radiator and did NOT put in new thermal paste, this might be the reason but still, I am getting temps of about 85-100 degrees on light workload and my fans are ramping up. I have an H115i on an i7 7700 and I don't know if the pump is the...
  12. Nerdasaurus

    [SOLVED] Thermal Paste in AM4 Socket - Computer Won't Post

    Hi guys, My friend has recently attempted to build his first gaming PC, only to get a small amount of thermal paste stuck in his CPU socket and on his CPU. After a BIOS update, he managed to get his computer to post long enough to install Windows and a couple of programs, only for the computer...
  13. P

    Question best thermal paste application method for 9900K

    before I ask the main question, I'm wondering am I freaking out too much? I'm legit so scared right now that even a milligram of difference might screw up the entire system. I've heard people not being able to boot into windows, and is able to boot successfully after they reapplied thermal...