Thermal Paste

Forum discussion tagged with Thermal Paste.
  1. 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...
  2. Jayjay2000x

    Question 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. G

    Question 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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!
  11. 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 https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/gigabyte-rx-570-gaming.b4442 Planning to clean and repaste it, it's a recently purchased used card. It seems the info is quite hard to find...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  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. BrownStar

    [SOLVED] My OC is too high after thermal paste and pad replacement - GTX 1060 SSC 6gb

    I have an EVGA GTX 1060 SSC 6gb that I’ve had overclocked to a stable +125 core and +450 mem for months now. Under load in Heaven benchmark it would average about 72 degrees before new paste and pads. I used Artic MX-4 and Thermal Grizzly Minus Pad 8 (1.5mm thick, cant seem to post pictures...
  20. O

    [SOLVED] Advice on replacing thermal pads and paste on graphics card ?

    Hi all, looking for a bit of advice. I’m doing some maintenance on my graphics card (Asus rtx 3070 dual). Long story short, I had a mould problem in my bedroom and the PC has been moved to a safer place and unplugged for the past couple of months. Renovation is underway and I’ve given my whole...
  21. R

    [SOLVED] Laptop overheating after re-applying thermal paste.

    Hello guys, I have a Dell Inspiron 7560 (i7-7500u / 940mx) and it's around 5 years old. I was experiencing some GPU thermal throttling while playing some games, so I thought to get the thermal paste changed, hoping it will solve the problem. I got it changed from a nearby repair shop, and he...
  22. ZamriFatin

    [SOLVED] GPU died after repaste thermal paste (6800 xt)

    Hi. I got a msi 6800 xt gaming x trio. Yesterday i do my routine 6 month full rig cleanup (re apply all thermal paste and dust cleaning because my house have a lot of dust even my air conditioner need to be clean 3 monthly) so when i put it all together my pc boots up but when loading windows it...
  23. Joni1566

    [SOLVED] How to know if to much thermal paste?

    Hello everyone. I just finished a new build and everything works great. But I read about thermal paste and why you shouldn't use too much. My question is how domi know if I used too much after finishing the build ? It's hard to get a direct look inside the PC as for all the comments. It is...
  24. P

    [SOLVED] What thermal paste and thermal pads to use for laptop gf63 thin

    Hello I am going to open my laptop for cleaning and changing thermal paste and thermal pads. My laptop is MSI GF63 9SC with INTEL CORE i5-9300h and NVIDIA 1650 MAX-Q. I stopped myself on the thermal paste Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Grease 1 gr. I want to ask is this enough for only one application...
  25. 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...
  26. J

    [SOLVED] Accidentally Touched AMD CPU Fan Thermal Paste

    Hello, Recently, my AMD Ryzen 5 processor have just arrived and i was going to look inside, making sure everything is fine. but when i take the cooler fan outside, i accidentally touch the thermal paste. I asked my friend for advice but he said it won't be a problem. But as i google this...
  27. ManicMarksDog

    Question Motherboard or CPU killed by thermal paste on the pins ?

    Initial problem was temps of 90c+ while gaming (98-100c in borderlands 3). I did a 100% cleaning of all fans, no effect. I repasted the cpu, no effect. I reseated the cpu, no effect. My AIO h110i water cooler was working fine according to multiple temp and fan control programs. I admit, I have...
  28. D

    [SOLVED] Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut shelf life?

    I'm repasting my GPU and had some thermal paste on hand, what is the shelf life of Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut? I bought a tube of Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut exactly two years ago to repaste my old RX 480. I then put the cap back on the tube, placed it in the bag, and it's sat there since. Now I'm...
  29. J

    Question Replacing Thermal Paste

    I tried to replace the Thermal Paste on a GPU as temps are getting pretty high after basic use (60+ degrees c), Its a blower style and I tried unscrewing the back but one of the screwheads is stripped and wont come out. Any tips for removing the screw? Also, its on an old 770 and cpu temps...
  30. 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 ?
  31. G

    [SOLVED] Constant BSOD

    Specs: CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x Mobo: ASUS Crosshair VIII GPU: Gigabyte RX 590 Memory: 2x 8GB G.skill Ripjaws V 3200mhz Cl 16 Boot drive: Samsung 970 EVO 1tb NVME HDD: Seagate barracuda 7200rpm 2tb SATA PSU: Corsair RM750x (Planning on replacing CPU and GPU with 5900x and 6800xt when they become...
  32. GGOD

    [SOLVED] 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...
  33. [SOLVED] 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...
  34. M

    [SOLVED] 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...
  35. 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?
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...