Thermal Paste

Forum discussion tagged with Thermal Paste.
  1. GGOD

    Question CPU temperature varies between cores under heavy load (prime 95)

    so i decided to change the thermal paste of my cpu since it has been a while since i installed it (around 4.5 years) ,after i did so i decided to run a stress test and see which temps im getting ,i used prime95 for that ,and the temps i got were as follows (core 0 and 1 were around 69-73 ,while...
  2. Question Northbridge overheat or power supply problem? Which thermal paste to use on overheated Northbridge of a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard?

    I have a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.2 motherboard with AMD with 4 x 4 Gb DDR3 RAM. (https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-990FXA-UD3-rev-12) Under higher performance (CPU or memory intensive operations, or long disk copy operations) the Northbridge of this board is overheated reaches 80 °C...
  3. M

    Question Acer Predator Helios 500 laptop not powering on after repasting

    Hello, I wanted to repaste my laptop (Acer Predator Helios 500 PH-517-51-72EC) since it was getting really hot and it was now out of warranty. I had already sent it back to Acer before to get the fans replaced but it was still getting crazy hot for nothing, CPU throttling on the lightest games...
  4. 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?
  5. Raikko Kiminen

    [SOLVED] Do I need to change the thermal paste?

    Hello everyone. So, a few months ago I've got myself a brand new 1080 Ti, unpacked, still in he foiled box, obviously never used. The story behind it is that it was sitting on a store shelf and was never sold (probably because original price of ~$1000 was too much for normal people in poor...
  6. P

    Question Changing thermal pads and repasting GPU | Gigabyte RTX 2080 TI Gaming OC

    Hey everyone! I'm trying to improve my GPU temps (RTX 2080 TI Gaming OC) because after two years of using the card they pretty much suck (see one of my older post). After some testing and reading about it online it seems that the thermal paste and pads used by Gigabyte aren't that great and...
  7. bobbyboi

    [SOLVED] After applying new thermal paste to my GPU, temperatures are rising to 80C°

    It's a GTX 960 and I noticed it was very dusty. I took it out to clean the dust as well as applying new thermal paste. The paste I used has a thermal conductivity of 6.5 w/mk and was produced by Duratech. I normally sat on 65C° while gaming on Fortnite however now it's a consistent 80C°. I...
  8. M

    Question Nvidia 1060 Strix 6GB not working

    Hello, Today was just a casual day. I was playing dark souls 3 on my pc. Then my game froze and the screen turned black. My fan started to ram up. I turned off the pc and turned it back on. Then my monitor said 'DP no signal' . I thought maybe my monitor was not working. I tried unplugging the...
  9. TheTealTiger

    [SOLVED] Is thermal Grizzly kryonaut good or bad?

    Hello, I ordered a new cooler, the nh d15s from noctua and some thermal paste. I searched for the best one and got krryonaut. Now I am reading threads about people who say that it is degrading really fast and drying/scratching and denting cpu. Is this true? I also saw that above 80 degrees it...
  10. N

    [SOLVED] Is this much thermal paste ok? (Cooler Master Mastergel pro so is electrically conductive)

    View: https://imgur.com/gallery/2LSrc0g I applied this and an extra really small drop on the right hand side of the blob of paste. Will this much be ok, and will my motherboard and cpu be protected from shorts? My cooling is all good at 26-32 C idle and 68C under heavy load (gaming). I...
  11. J

    Question 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 xoticpc.com . This site will do upgrades and thermal paste is one of them. The two options are, " IC DIAMOND THERMAL...
  12. Swukle

    Question Thermal Paste on CPU

    I tried to install a new cpu, after learning i need to do a CMOS reset i took it back out and i accidentally touched the other side, covering 2 golden plates with thermal paste, i LIGHTLY cleaned it, the two plates show but im not sure if it will work because i have no way of testing it...
  13. 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...
  14. bobbyboi

    [SOLVED] Is this thermal paste good to use?

    I recently bought some thermal paste from the brand Duratech. It's a small tube and has a thermal conductivity of 6.5 W/m-k. Is this good enough for the i7-870 with a GAMMAXX 400 cooler?
  15. A

    Question Thermal Paste on AMD CPU pins

    So I just recently got a 5800x and I cant get any sort of display to show up when its connected. when i was installing it I i got thermal paste on my fingers and when i was touching the cpu i got thermal paste on the pins, would this make the cpu not work? Also I know on amd mobo's there is a...
  16. Question Is "DIGGERS Isopropyl Alcohol" good for removing thermal paste from a CPU ?

    So I recently bought Diggers Isopropyl Alcohol from Bunnings Warehouse and the amount of Isopropanol in it is 100%. Is this completely fine to remove thermal paste from CPUs? This is what it looks like!
  17. theeggnogg

    Question I spilled some thermal paste near PCIE slot

    I just completed first build, cable management and all Noticed that i spilled some thermal paste on my motherboard.. pepehands I know thermal paste is generally not electrically conducive but it still might be a problem depending on where it is spilled Looking for some advice as to if this is...
  18. 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...
  19. J

    Question Thermal paste smudged after heat sink moved

    So I was building my pc and my stock heatsink wouldn't line up so when I was lining it up the stock thermal paste accidentally smudged against the cpu. I figured it would even out when i squished it down so I kept it, should I go to Best Buy and get new thermal paste to be safe or am I good...
  20. T

    Question Re-pasting my GPU but some old paste went into the green part of the die itself while wiping - is this okay? (pic inside)

    View: https://i.imgur.com/vS8mAQp.jpg This is how it looks like now.