Thermal Paste

Forum discussion tagged with Thermal Paste.
  1. G

    Question Special Laptop Troubleshoot(Lenovo B560 power led blinking, No display)

    So here's the whole story. I was trying to repair this laptop i.e. Lenovo B560. It had lagging issues. The way it was lagging, I was pretty sure it was cause of tons of viruses in it. So I started installing a fresh windows on it. And after that, when I was about to install the antivirus, I...
  2. R

    Question Thermal paste and shutdown

    Hi! just replaced my dell precision 5510 laptop's motherboard with a new one because it was said to be malfunctions by the dell lab here. the new one started off great, but after a while (about two hours of installations and updates) it showed a blue screen of windows, said there was a problem...
  3. J

    Question (Beginner) Overheating PC. What Should I Do? Help/Tips?

    (Hi, I'm pretty new to PC maintenance and have never built a PC before so apologies for any noob moments in advance. :ouimaitre:) PC specs I could find - G6 Fusion 600 X2 - 6 Core AMD Gaming PCCase: G6 Vantage Red (ATX) Processor (CPU): AMD FX 6300 (6x 3.50GHz) AM3+ Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE -...
  4. S

    Question For better thermals on a laptop, do I get a cooling or better thermal paste?

    My laptop CPU get in high 80s when gaming for a while, due to the surface it’s on. My glass desk doesn’t allow it to get air very well, if I put it on it’s back and let it get more air from my room, my temps decrease by around 10°C. I will try and get both thermal paste and a cooling pad but for...
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    [SOLVED] Arctic Silver 5 vs Arctic MX-4

    Hello everyone. Recently, I just bought a tube of Arctic MX-4 thermal paste to re-apply on my graphics card. But today I just found out that I already got a tube of Arctic Silver 5 in my house. The AS5 must have been not less than 5 years old now from when I recall buying it. The package has...
  6. M

    Question Thermal Paste and aftermarket cooler for i5 8400?

    I bought an i5 8400 back when it was first released. Since then i have been having heating issues with cpu temp going to 90 degrees Celsius and above. After turning off the turbo boost from bios resolved the issue. I think it could be improper installation and it had preapplied thermal paste on...
  7. J

    Question Does thermal paste on stock cooler becomes yellow

    So today i bought a new CPU cooler whose seal was opened by shopkeeper to show me contents of box. When i opened the box at home i saw that thermal paste on that stock cooler was little yellowish in colour and looks dirty and applied more than what should be. Manufacturing is mid 2018. Can...
  8. gear999

    Question i7 4770 overheating on stock cooler

    Hey all, I haven't been here for a while. I recently purchased my friend's old i7 4770 (non-K) off of him to pop in my PC just as a small update. I installed it tonight with the stock cooler (don't have any other ones) and I just hit 99c while playing Apex Legends for a duration of 5 minutes...
  9. M

    Question Is it worth it to have a professional replace the thermal paste on my laptop with liquid metal , or should I do it myself ?

    I watched a YouTube video watching a guy replace it on the same laptop as mine but I still doubt my ability to change it without messing something up. Should I pay the £70 required(including the materials required + the man's work) to change it or do it myself?
  10. J

    [SOLVED] LGA 1151 Motherboard bent pins

    Hello folks! While i was reseating my cpu for cleaning my mobo from dust i've noticed that it has some bent pins but my pc working fine (dual channel ram + pci e working full speed) so my question is what else this bent pins can make something not working properly other than i mentioned here...
  11. bentejas10

    Question Is this safe to use as a cleaner to get thermal paste off my CPU?

    I recently just got an AIO liquid cooled to replace my Hyper T2, and I have to remove the old thermal paste. I found this bottle in my bathroom cupboard labelled "Rubbing Alcohol Compound" so I'm not entirely sure if it's like rubbing alcohol and safe to use on my CPU. Here's some pictures of...
  12. Gottoms

    Question CPU temperature going very high after applying new thermal paste

    So here is my story : Today I applied new thermal paste for the 1st time on my CPU. I was kind of anxious about doing this but everything went well until one point. Some of the old thermal paste that I was trying to remove had built up next to the big metal cover and kind of touched under the...
  13. Schorpion

    Question CPU temperatures high after reapplying thermal paste artic mx-4

    Hello, so I have the following specs Intel i5 6500 4mb cache 3.20ghz up to 3.60 H110m gigabyte ultra durable motherboard 16gb ram 680w psu Amd RX 480 8gb vram Its a barely 3 year old pc, so I decided to finally open it up and clean dust( for my suprise there werent any almost) amd to...
  14. LordMikeus

    [SOLVED] Suitable Motherboard and Heatsink for an i7 8700?

    I currently have a Z270-Gaming K3 Motherboard which seems to be incompatible with an Intel i7 8700 processor. I'd like to get the 8700 sometime soon so that my PC is up to scratch for Ray Tracing requirements. I'd also need a suitable heatsink to fit the 8700 too as I'm unsure if the one on my...
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    [SOLVED] GPU not working properly after reapplying thermal paste

    Hello! I recently reapplied the thermal paste for my GPU (Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme) and have noticed a multitude of problems since. Firstly, the fans on the card aren't spinning, well sort of and I'll say why in a second (even putting them on 100% in MSI Afterburner doesn't do anything.)...
  16. R

    [SOLVED] Ryzen 5 2600 Cooler Thermal Paste

    Hello I'm from Peru - South America, I just bought a ryzen 5 2600 and I know it has thermal paste applied to the cooler, I have not taken it out of the box, but I'm worried about the durability of the thermal paste, can it be damaged by too much heat or cold?
  17. Telescuffle

    My FX-8350 System is running very hot

    Hi, Has any got any idea why my system is running so hot when playing games like World of Tanks? During games the CPU reaches >80 C. I have no idea as to why as WoT isn't using much of the CPU at all. Specs: AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz (no OC) AMD R9 270X MSI 4G 12GB DDR3 1600MHz MSI 970 Gaming...
  18. C

    Good site for benchmark comparison

    I am looking for a good site for comparing different GPUs on different games. I remember finding one about a year ago but can't find anything similar now. Can you guys link me a few sites that compare the different GPUs?
  19. J

    VPN No computer

    Say I want to make a secure connection like this: [pc]---cable----->[internet]---cable------>[device without software] How can I do it? The device is a specialized hardware part in a private network. It cannot run any software. I think I would need a router device with...
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    Is this a good motherboard for the money? If not what is for the 200-250 price range?