Thermal Paste

Forum discussion tagged with Thermal Paste.
  1. C

    Question Unsure if thermal paste needed on machine from the turn of the millenium

    I am wondering if I need to put thermal paste on the GPU for this system? If so, I assume that I can just use standard thermal paste like e.g. Arctic MX4? CPU: AMD Athlon 700MHz (looks different from normal CPUs, almost like a card but it has quite a big heatsink so I assume the thermal paste...

    Question ryzen 5 3600x with msi mag coreliquid 240r overheating

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum. my cpu is almost 4 years old but i don't think that's the problem. a few days ago I noticed that the temperature rose a bit excessively towards 80 degrees (playing team fortress 2 certainly not famous for heavy graphics). But today opening msi afterburner...
  3. L

    [SOLVED] How to remove this black backplate?

    My cpu cooler screw just stuck if i can remove stand off backplate
  4. K

    Question Thermal paste on CPU vs other components in laptop

    Hey, I'm replacing the heatsink in this laptop, but for some reason when I removed the old one, the contact points for thermal paste were all different colors and the CPU one looked like a weird texture. Take a look in the picture Anyone know why this is? Do laptops do something special with...
  5. D

    Question Can I Apply Thermal Paste On The HDD?

    I am having some temperature issues. Can Silver Thermal Paste be applied on the HDD? Thanks in advance!
  6. T

    Question why does the intel 12700h have lower temperature than 6800h

    am really confused i bought same laptop with same gpu and everything and the only difference i notice was that the 12700h was having lower temp i found this out using the msi afterburner and it confused me alot to why this was the case because i know the 6800h has 7nm while intel has 10nm...
  7. T

    Question Lenovo Legion 5 7 gen AMD Ryzen 7 6800H LIQUID METAL?

    i know the 6800h comes with thermal paste on it but would it be safe to replace it my self in couple of years depending on how long it last and when i need to add more so could i just add liquid metal instead of thermal paste on 6800h though i know its only the 12700h intel version that comes...
  8. 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
  9. iwan44

    Question Failed at repasting/repadding Palit RTX 3060Ti GamingPro. Much worse temps, need help.

    So, my GPU was having a weird hotspot temperature of 90-100 during load while my core temps were around 70 while gaming. I thought that was strange so I decided to repad and repaste. I used cooler master V1 IC value thermal compound for GPU die and Arctic APT2560 1mm thermal pad for the rest...
  10. X

    Question Cleaning spilled thermal paste on RAM slot

    Years ago I spilled some thermal paste (I think it was Artic but I'm not sure) on one of the RAM slots of my motherboard (ASUS Z-97 Pro Gamer). If there's RAM installed in that slot, the PC wouldn't boot. If there's no RAM in that slot, the PC boots normally. I was afraid of cleaning it so I...
  11. F

    Question CPU temperatures are higher since changing PC case ?

    Hello. I just changed my computer case. Temperatures usually reach 60/70 celcius at most but since I switched my system to a new computer case and having changed the cpu thermal paste. I have had extremely high temperatures. I changed the thermal paste again and noticed that the paste was...
  12. Rustyy13

    Question Help needed ASAP

    Recently I bought a new CPU cooler, and as I was installing it I accidentaly put too much thermal paste and it spilled underneath the CPU, and to make things even worse, SOMEHOW one pin from the mobo endend up bending!! I didn't notice it soon as I instaled it and tryied turning my pc on...
  13. parmi93

    Question Asus Maximus Extreme IX liquid metal

    Specs: CPU: i7-7700k @ 4.20 GHz (Turbo boost: 4.5GHz) [delidded] Mobo: Asus Maximus IX Extreme GPU: Gigabyte - GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition 11G RAM: 32GB - G.Skill - Trident Z RGB - DDR4 3600Mhz - 32GB (8GBx4) - 16-16-16-36 PSU: Seasonic - PRIME 850 W Titanium Custom Cooling system...
  14. 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...
  15. Ahmed1356

    [SOLVED] Reusing pre applied thermal paste

    So I got an x53 Kraken AIO and installed no proplwm but then realized that the tubes were on the wrong side so I took it off and reoriented, but since I didn't have thermal paste, I reused the pre-applied thermal paste is that fine?
  16. M

    Question Computer shutting off abruptly after adding RAMs, even after taking them back apart

    This has been my computer components, and I never experienced any problem until today. Crucial P5 2TB PCIe M.2 GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6500 XT GAMING OC 4G(GV-R65XTGAMING OC-4GD) ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming 4/D5 INTEL TWO Crucial DDR5 4800_32G 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-12900KF Cougar Gex 1050...
  17. T

    Question Looking for a good thermal paste and thermal pads for 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme

    I want to change the thermal paste and thermal pads on my 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme. I think to use Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and Gelid GP Extreme thermal pads. But I have seen users complain about Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut that it dries out quickly. Don't know is it true or not. What do you think...
  18. Kadha

    Question New CPU installed . Please enter setup to configure ur system.

    So i dont really know anything about computers or hardware to be honest. I recently went to Staples so that they can clean my desktop dust internally, since i have 0 knowledge about computers i didnt want to clean it myself. When i went to get the computer back, the guy told me he had to but new...
  19. T

    Question Reusing thermal paste that's not completely dried ?

    Hello, i received a faulty motherboard so i had to disassemble the system. Now i received a new one, and i am wondering if i can use the same pre-applied thermal paste when putting the cooler back on ? Thermal paste looks like this: Is this considered a dried up thermal...
  20. 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...
  21. Sova001

    Question GTX 1070 8gb what Thermal pads do i need?

    I got a 1070 8GB and i used 1mm Thermal Pads on ever it made my temp's high as in 80-90*C i looked online and noticed some sources say for ones near the chip set for GPU u need 0.5 and for the for the last 2 u need one 1mm and one 2mm...please let me know if this is all correct? i...
  22. AngliaGye

    [SOLVED] Do I need to replace my Thermal Paste?

    Hello, so let me give you the details. I have a gaming ASUS TUF laptop(Intel i5-10300H), and bought it about an year ago. Everything went smooth and well, I have been playing triple A games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Biomutant and Death Stranding a lot. Recently I bought a new SSD (512...
  23. Nervly

    [SOLVED] Best Thermal Paste for USED Noctua NH-D15s?

    Hello, I just purchased an used Noctua NH-D15s so it doesn't bring Noctua's stock thermal paste, which means I'll have to buy the paste separately. What is the best one I can get for this cooler hooked up to a 3700x? Thank you!
  24. S

    [SOLVED] Noctua NT-H2, Noctua NT-H1, and Grizzly Kryonaut comparison?

    After using Arctic Silver 5 for my laptop, and reapplied it with the pea method many times carefully, I've noticed temperatures before a year start fluctuating so I think I should switch over to a new paste. I'm looking for a paste that will perform very well for many years without needing to...
  25. Jayjay2000x

    [SOLVED] Thermal paste question

    I installed a new ryzen 5 5600x 3 days ago and used the stock cooler that came with thermal paste. However, I bricked my motherboard when my bios updated and I ordered a new one. Do I need to re-apply thermal paste when I transfer my cpu to a new motherboard? Or should I buy some thermal paste...
  26. sam382022

    Question CPU burn from improper thermal paste application?

    I bought an Asus G732LXS-XS94 with an i9-10980hk overclocked cpu in august of 2020. I noticed some gradual changes in cpu performance over the last 6 months. Last week, i noticed my cpu temps were between 90 and 100 celsius just doing simple tasks. At idle it was jumping from 48 to 100 at idle...
  27. E

    Question GPU behaves weirdly after repaste ?

    To start with, I want to state that before doing any of this, my GPU was perfectly fine, with no odd behavior whatsoever. I've recently bought a used graphics card (yes, I know) as my previous one had died and I obviously needed a replacement since I couldn't live with a gt 730. Despite it...
  28. doki2003

    Question Too Little Thermal Paste?

    Hi, My 3-month-old computer's CPU has been running hot and I didn't realize until the past week or so. My games were laggy at first and then I started getting overheating alerts when booting up. According to hwHardware It's getting up to 100 degrees Celsius when I play my games and seems to be...
  29. 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...
  30. G

    Question PC does not recognize sound card after installing new CPU cooler

    I had to install a new CPU cooler and i when i took the pump off, the CPU came off with it. I accidently dropped the CPU and there might be thermal paste on a pin (not sure). Miraculously the CPU still works, however there is now no sign of audio output. The microphone still works but neither...
  31. radosev

    Question Reapply thermal paste to new computer that has been in closet for 2 years.

    I built a new computer about 2 years ago (ryzen 9, noctua cpu fan) but due to personal things i could not use it. I am finally back home and can use it. However, i'm worried that maybe i should reapply the thermal paste that has been sitting in there for 2 years unused. Is that necessary or can...
  32. ccqueen

    [SOLVED] i9-10900k core temp difference

    Hello all. Just completed a build running a 10900k (turbos up to 5.1GHz) and Noctua NH-D15. Everything went well during the install; put the right amount of thermal paste using Noctua's included NT-H1 and eyeballed it the best I could when it came to lowering the heatsink onto the CPU. Once I...
  33. L

    Question I have 2 thermal pastes, a Mastergel pro V2 and what came with my cooler Arctic MX-4

    Would the mastergel pro V2 perform better than the MX-4? Even if its a slight bit better, id like to know. Thank you in advance!
  34. madartzgraphics

    [SOLVED] Thermal Pad Thickness of Gigabyte RX 570 Gaming GV-RX570GAMING-4GD ?

    Does somebody know what's the correct and different thickness I need for GIGABYTE RX 570 GAMING GV-RX570GAMING-4GD Planning to clean and repaste it, it's a recently purchased used card. It seems the info is quite hard to find...
  35. P

    Question Thermal Paste on CPU pins, Socket,Ram and motherboard.

    Please bare with me it might be little long but I really need your help fellers. Okay so a little accident happened. While re applying thermal paste to my Ryzen 5 3600 I decided to use more paste than usual because the paste itself was about to end and I didnt want to waste it (Rookie mistake I...
  36. P

    Question After repasting, GPU is underclocking at 300 MHz with absurdly high Board Power Draw, what happened to my GPU?

    Hi, here's my gaming laptop specs: ASUS ROG SCAR II GL504GW CPU: i7-8750H GPU: RTX 2070 RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz I have also previously undervolted my CPU to a stable level using Throttlestop and have MSI Afterburner installed but I didn't bother tweaking any of the values there since I purely...
  37. S

    [SOLVED] Removing Thermal paste from laptop CPU - Can thermal paste or alcohol damage the CPU/GPU or PCB?

    I plan to remove thermal paste from my CPU and GPU on my laptop. I'm going to use paper towels to wipe off the thermal paste, and then dip cotton swabs in 99% isopropyl alcohol to finish the job on the CPU & GPU as well as the leftover paste on the heatsink. If I ever noticed there was too...
  38. hyperpckitten

    [SOLVED] Where all do I need thermal pads on my 3080 ti? Diagram with labels will be appreciated.

    My specs are as follows: AMD Ryzen 5950x Zotac 3080 ti Trinity Gigabyte Auros Master x570S Corsair 2x32GB 3200MHz RAM Corsair 1000w PSU Windows 10 for Workstation For the above system, I built a Corsair based custom-cooling system and used the Corsair XG7 Reference water-block for the GPU (that...
  39. Bxzza

    Question Weird temp difference after changing thermal paste

    so a couple hours ago i changed my thermal paste from the stock(that’s comes with the h150i) to some mx5 and after booting and idle’ing for a while i noticed my idle temp had dropped by around 4-5°c compared to before the change, i then ran some stress tests for a couple of minutes and i don’t...
  40. 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...