Question What happens if i do not put an X pattern when I screw down the CPU cooler

DeathHadArrived

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When I was screwing down my CPU cooler, I forgot to put the CPU cooler and tighten it in an X pattern. Is the thermal paste spread evenly since I did use the pea method for the thermal paste. I am using the Ryzen 7 1700 and corsair tm30 thermal paste.
 
What are your idle temps and 15 min load temps?

Truthfully, only you can know the answer to your question. Examine it as best you can. If you are really concerned, take off the cooler, clean all the TIM off and start over again.
 

hotaru.hino

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Oh you know what, I just realized OP was talking about how they tightened the cooler down, not how they applied the TIM :sweatsmile:

It wouldn't hurt to check the spread anyway. And you don't need to re-apply the thermal paste if you do this.
 

DeathHadArrived

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pread out far enough to co
What are your idle temps and 15 min load temps?

Truthfully, only you can know the answer to your question. Examine it as best you can. If you are really concerned, take off the cooler, clean all the TIM off and start over again.
knowing the temps of the Ryzen CPU is unreliable as there is only one temperature sensor for the CPU cores and it is not like the intel processors.
 

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