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HP4530s - time to change thermal paste

Q: HP4530s - time to change thermal paste

Hello to all, can you please help me decide if it is the time to change thermal paste on my CPU on laptop HP 4530s. I own this laptop for almost 5 years now and lately I noticed significant overheting. Ofcourse the fan is always ON. Attached please have a look at screenshot from Speedfan application. As you can see Core 0 (I guess this is CPU and sometimes reaches over 60 C). Since fan was cleaned not so long time ago, I was thinking to give laptop to some specialist to disassemble it, remove heatsink and change thermal paste. I saw a lot of such videos on you tube. I have win 7 pro installed on this laptop and is mostly used for web surfing, MS office and youtube. What is your opinion? Thank you!

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Hi, i have many problem with core temp (Core1-4 have about 80-95 C when i tried to play something). So laptop just black screen (doesnt finish work, just black screen with loadly fan). My questions are:What type of thermal paste i should buy? (Parameters)Around processor i saw a black tape. This is thermopad? What Parameters again are the best?It can be problem with fan? If not fan/paste/tape, where i can look for problem? Thx for help, and sorry for my English.

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Is there an instructional video on how to change the thermal paste of the heatsink? I know there's a website showing how to remove the base cover, system board etc, but no videos on how to change the thermal paste. Please advise. Thank you

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Hi, im just in the process of building my brothers computer. I bought some artci silver thermal paste and planned on using it, but reading the AMD instructon booklet that came with the AM2 3700+ X2, it says that the heatsink provided already has thermal paste applied to it, and it does. i was wondering if that is enough, and that i should just slap it on the processor with that stuff on, or should i add teh artic silever (do you put it on the processor surface) as well and have them both? I heard that too much is just as bad as too little, so what should i do?
 

A:Applying thermal paste to heatsink 'pre-loaded' with Thermal Paste?

All I've ever run in my computers are AMD chips. The pre applied thermal paste is enough. You don't need to add any more. I overclock my chips and I haven't run into any problems as of yet with overheating.
 

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I'lll start out by saying I'm not generally tech savvy... I have a 4 year old U510 that has served my purposes fine for some time but for the last year has been overheating too easily.   When it does, the fan starts making a lot of noise and I can sometimes get it to stop for a while by blowing some compressed air into the exhaust grill.I had already tried cleaning the fan and grill but with not much effect so I finally looked up tutorials and took the whole thing apart and replaced the Thermal Paste as well as cleaned every surface I could get to.  At first this seemed to be the solution but now after only 3 days it's overheating again though not as badly as it used to.   I can actually get it to run without overheating by setting it on two ice packs but of course that's not a solution... Is there anything else to try?  Settings of some kind? Replacing the fan?   I'm in the market for a new laptop but I'd still like to keep this one as a backup.  Also, I don't use it for anything that seems heavy duty to me.   Firefox with several tabs open at once is about as much a demand as I put on it.    I'm not gaming, photo processing, etc. It's running win 8.1 Thanks!

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Hi all, i'm Giaphar and i'm writing from Italy and I apologize in advance for my english
I have had a look around but couldn't find what i was looking for, probably because of my not deep knowledge about computers, but anyways...

1)___My laptop has been reliable through these almost 6 years so i'm thinking of rewarding it with a little upgrade for the storage and probably something else.
I'm thinking to change the original Hitachi 500GB HDD and go for a 240GB Toshiba A100 or something similar (advice about this would be highly appreciated) according to the availability at the local shop and, at the same time, perform a clean install on the new ssd rather than a cloning, for there are various system issues that, overtime, have come to be, e.g. BT disappeared and encountering troubles at the launch of explorer.exe among others.

_____Preamble: the product key on the sticker for my copy of windows 7 (i've never owned a disc, and the OS was installed already at the time of purchase) is only partly readable.
If I create a recovery disc with "recovery media creator", remove the original HDD (throw it into an enclosure as it is) and replace it with the new SSD, boot and run the recovery disk, will it work?
Is it going to magically create a brand new installation of Windows 7 and all of the utilities and so on that were on the pc when I first switched it on 6 years ago? What about the windows product key? Is it required?

2)___It happens that the temperatures of ... Read more

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I gone to service center to replace thermal paste and thermal strip but after that my laptop still have high temperature (over 70 ° C) on GPU and chipset under no load. What can I do with this?

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Have scouted around in the forums & don't see this topic, so here goes. Would appreciate some guidance on the optimal placement for thermal pads & thermal paste on an AMD FirePro M6100 graphics card in a Precision m6600. I am upgrading the stock FirePro M8900 to the M6100. The cards are similiar, but not identical. I know I need to put thermal paste on the GPU itself, so I've secured some IC Diamond 7 Carat to do just that. However, the VRAM's & other raised surfaces on the card most likely need thermal pads or paste & the vendor just put a big light blue/green thermal pad in w/ the card & doesn't have any guides on where it is to be put, exactly. I have plenty of pad material to use from the M8900 & heatsink currently in the notebook, as well, & have re-purposed many of them, but temp still spikes to 90 degrees & climbing when it's pushed w/ high-end graphics in various applications, so I'm looking to stop that. Greatly appreciate any pointers you can provide. Have contacted AMD re: this & they said I need to ping Dell. Have reached out on several forums as well & still no go. Thanks again!

A:Precision m6600, AMD ATI FirePro M6100 FireGL graphics card installation, thermal pads and thermal paste

Hi there... I know the post is old but would like to share my experience on the topic. I have the M6600 with 2820QM processor and AMD M6100. When adding thermal pads over the GPU there is a potential for the GPU card to bend so I did not risk it - I simply added thermal paste. The GPU sits perfectly flush on the heatsink body, the supporting hardware modules around the card also sits flush on the segments within heatsink body. My unit is happy at 47 celsius when idling, and will not go over 85 celsius when pushed to the limit. I suggest that you keep it simple and and just strip the pads out.

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This is all about the chronic heat problem on HP consumer-grade laptops. I need an opinion on thermal paste vs. thermal pad on a dv5-1002nr, before I start tearing the whole thing down. Prior to that, I had no problems - I was running VM's, multiple browsers with several tabs as well as streaming music/video, with temps ranging from 40-85*C on Power Saving Mode (maxes out to 54-72 when used in conjuntion w/a custom laptop cooler; and set to High Performance Mode). I haven't really opened the unit for cleaning since purchasing it back on 2008, save for a whiff of CO2 spray at them vents for those dust bunnies. But this time, it seems that the average temperature of my unit has risen to a steady 60-82*C, even on PS mode. Having not visually checked the CPU as well as the cooling elements - esp. thermal pad (?), maybe it's time to tear the laptop apart for inspection. My questions:

- Does the AMD core use a thermal pad, or a paste?
- If it uses a thermal pad, can I use thermal paste instead?
- Any (good or bad) consequences in using a paste or pad, for that matter?

*AFAIK thermal pads shrink from heat over time; same thing with thermal pastes that dry over time. All translate to head, as I have seen on desktops. But for laptops.....not seen yet
 

A:Needs opinion on thermal paste vs. thermal pad before I tear my dv5-1002nr!

I think you will see in this forum that BOTH are recommended ......

I prefer paste - but then I only make a couple of machines .....

you may find that the cleanup does the Job without having to remove the heatsink - and its only a couple of years old at most.
 

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Hi.I would like to replace my thermal paste and thermal pads and I need to know what size(thicknes etc.) does exatly Lenovo uses for y50-70 thermal pads so i can buy the right ones.Thanks for reading and I need a 100% sure answer

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First of all hi everyone, great to join such a good forum.

I was looking a bit of advice on what would be the best to use, thermal paste or thermal pads. I'm currently using a thermal pad that was already on my arctic freezer pro and it seems to be doing a good job, sitting around 36c.
Would it be better to use the paste or just use another pad as i have never had to apply the paste before and am a bit dubious about doing it if i don't have to. Also if applying the paste would you say it's better to apply it to the heatsink or to the cpu itself.
Many thanks in advance.
 

A:Thermal Pads v Thermal Paste

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With regards to your question, apply thermal paste to the cpu directly, the paste should come with instructions. The paste i have says that you should rub a small amount of it into the base of the heatsink but do whatever the specific product tells you to do.

If you don't think that you need to replace your paste then don't worry about it, 36C is a pretty good temp.
 

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Is there any real difference between the two? The pads are so much easier, I have trouble getting a unified layer of paste to apply properly. I know the differences in manufactures. The reason I ask is I have an AMD64 3700+ with a Zalman CNPS7000B cooler and my temps are +50 under load. This seems too high for me, especially since I am not even overclocking her yet. Thanks for all your help.
 

A:Thermal pads vs thermal paste

paste is waaay better. Artic silver 5 over a pad will probably drops temps 7 degrees.
 

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Hello i was wanting to get rid of the thermal pad on the heatsink and replace it with thermal paste to see if i can get the temperture down of the processor. I was looking at amd's web site and they say using thermal paste/grease is for testing purposes and thermal pads are for long term use. Goto http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/DownloadableAssets/section5-high.wmv and watch the video. Are they right or is this just for companies building pcs. I am now confussed because the heatsink on my server has themal paste.
 

A:Thermal Paste or Keep Thermal Pad

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Which is better?
 

A:Thermal paste vs thermal pad?

paste is better by 1000 milies. paste wins 100 to 0, hands down.
 

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not sure if this is in the right spot or not. i have read a few other posts about this. but my problem seems that even with arctic alumina the temp goes way up to 200 degress only doing one thing. so would paste be better then a pad or still go with paste that just melts away and doesnt do anything.
 

A:Thermal paste vs thermal pad

Sounds like you are just applying it too heavily or not getting the heatsink properly fastened down. There should be a very thin layer over the processor.
 

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Hey,

I just bought an Intel Celeron D. It came with those big metal things and a fan. But I'm not sure if there is any thermal paste - There is this grey-ish solid smeared over the bottom of the heatsink thing, is that the thermal paste? I thought it would be a paste, not a solid!

Also, is this particular processor supposed to come with any documentation? In my box I got the Processor chip and the fan+heatsink thing. Something sounds fishy hey.

Any ideas?

-Michael
 

A:Thermal paste

What you`ve got there is a thermal pad. Removing it may void the warranty.

Just insert the cpu into it`s socket on the mobo, and attatch the heatsink and fan.

As to your other question regarding documentation, I`m afraid I don`t really know.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
 

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What is the best thermal paste out there? Ive used arctic silver 5 but i just saw arctic silver ceramique(sp). Whats good for a Zalman 9500 on a Phenom 9950BE?
 

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I've been wondering about this for a while.

I build PCs a lot, and When I put the heatsink/fan on the of the CPU, on the bottom of the heatsink is usually some kind of a thermal dissipation pad, or sometimes just a large copper base.

Is thermal paste really necessary on top of this? I've never noticed any overheating ever.

The heatsink/fans I use on the AMD XP CPUs are AMD heatsink fans that came in the retail package, or premium fans.

Should thermal paste be put between the cpu and heatsink even if the heatsink has a large copper base? (which should be enough already for heat dissipation)

thanks
 

A:thermal paste for CPU, is it necessary?

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I have resently applied new thermal paste to my CPU. But it seems I just made it worse. As now it is running at 53-55.5C, instead of the usual 50C it was at Before.
What could I have done wronge?

Thank You.
 

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Chris307 said:



I have resently applied new thermal paste to my CPU. But it seems I just made it worse. As now it is running at 53-55.5C, instead of the usual 50C it was at Before.
What could I have done wronge?

Thank You.Click to expand...

See if the heatsink is correctly seated. And make sure you applied the correct amount of thermal paste. For most, it's an extremely thin cover.
 

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Hey guys, so I bough a new CPU and cooler combo that came with a thermal pad on the cooler. I set it up in my new motherboard but unfortunately, the new mobo didn't post anything so I had to RMA it. I then had to put the cpu and cooler back in its box with the thermal paste spread in both the cpu and the cooler. Now my question is, do I need to replace the paste or is the original one still good. Thanks for the help guys.
 

A:Do I need new thermal paste?

As long as it does not dry out and you get to fit the two surfaces back together fairly soon it should be OK. A new tube of Arctic silver won't cost much if it does dry out. Just make sure you clean off all the old paste with rubbing alcohol if it has dried on.
 

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Just a quick question I am re installing an Athlon cpu, My question is do I put arctic silver only on the cpu or do I put it on the heatsink as well ?

Thanks

 

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is thermal paste suppose to dry up or just be a liquid/solid
 

A:thermal paste

Paste like arctic silver stays tacky after use. A thermal pad does dry out and get hard.

You cannot ever reuse thermal compound. It must be replaced if the hsf is removed.
 

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Hello good people. I have a silly question. Can thermal paste dry in it's package? I mean the package with which it comes.
 

A:Thermal paste dry

Never had any for long enough to say a certain Yes or No but I thin it is unlikely if the top is on securely. If the paste you have is dry it will be useless so you will need to get a freash tube.

Why do you need to know?
 

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This isn't that important, all it is is that I'm worried.
It was my first time round putting thermal paste onto a cpu, and i sort of used an entire 3.5g syringe of arctic silver 5 underneath a zalman9700.

Yes some did come over the sides, wiped it off, I'm guessing there is a layer inbetween the cpu and the fan now. (maybe even an air bubble)

Temps on a [email protected] 2.8GHZ, fan RPM 1500, 28C per core, 42C on load.
Since arctic silver takes 200 hours to set in, does anyone know what the effects be during that time and after ?

Can anyone estimate how much hotter the temperatures are (compared to if I didn't smother the cpu in paste) ?
And really is there any risks or future problems that could happen ?

Overall nothing seems to be too problematic, but then again, there might be, thats why I'm asking.

A:Used way too much thermal paste

Yeah, that's not too good there.

You only need a very thin layer. As long as it covers, thinner the better.

Anything more will cause unnecessary heat. A whole syringe could cause cpu failure from too much heat, in the future.

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Hello guys, I am a noob so go easy.
I am making a pc and I bought an AMD A-10 7850. black edition.
It says on the box it contains a thermal paste solution for use in a desktop pc.

The only paste in it seems to be on the heat-sink connected to the fan unit and it seems quite thin.
Should I get extra and put it on the processor too.

Thanks in advance for any responses
 

A:AMD a 10 thermal paste.

no............ just attach the heatsink as it is
 

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I'm planning on building my new computer soon, and today I was at Best Buy talking to a member of the geek squad about building computers. He said that you should use both a thermal pad and thermal paste(he called it thermal grease. That's the same thing right?). I told him that I've heard that you should only use one. He said no, the more the better. Who's right?

Thanks much
 

A:Both thermal pad and paste?

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Hello all, i was wondering if anyone could give me the name for the best thermal paste to put on my nvidia 8800 gtx gpu i took off the cooler today and cleaned it and put titan nano blue thermal grease on it and to be honest it is rubbish 56 idle temp with 100 percent fan control so you see i want to replace it as quick as i can any ideas? also can i put the paste on the memory chips of the 8800 instead of thoose pads? cheers all
 

A:Best thermal paste for g80 gpu :)

ah im going to buy the as5 thermal paste with artic cleaner on monday i will post the difference ty
 

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Hey all.. Just asking, for thermal paste (for CPUs), if I separate the CPU from the heat sink, do I have to re-apply the thermal paste? Thanks..
 

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I need to re-apply a fresh new layer of thermal paste between my CPU and heat sink (I'll be cleaning off the old layer with isoproply alcohol). It's been several years before I last did it. How much paste do I need to put on? The CPU is an old Intel P4 3.2 GHz Northwood (old but it still does what I need this particular PC for). Articles I read about applying thermal paste are very vague, they just say not too little (or it won't be enough to do the work) and ot too much (or it'll insulate rather than aid in cooling). Some diagrams on the Net show "this is too much" but there's never a picture showing the right amount. The paste I'm using is Akasa 445, but I don't think the type of paste matters regarding the amount needed. If I was to put a blob of the paste on the CPU before spreading it, how big should this blob be so I know I've put on enough? Some reports say the size of a grain of rice whereas others recommend the size of a pea, which is a big difference.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:How much thermal paste to put on P4 3.2 GHz CPU

I'd go with, "the size of a grain of rice". If applied at the correct thickness, "the size of a pea", would just about cover the entire motherboard! :rolleyes:

All that's necessary is a very thin film. I personally use a brand new single edge razor blade the spread the material. If you're feeling clumsy, paranoid, or are actually clumsy, you can use a credit card also. But, IMO a credit card makes more of a mess, since more of the material is prone to stick to it.
 

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hi everyone . i have a lenovo g50 30. i want to change the thermal paste due to overheating issues, but just to make sure i don't break the laptop, i want to know which parts of the laptop needs thermal past? and how much themal i should use on each part ?

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Hi, i received my new CPU with heatsink and fan, however i dont have thermal paste/grease whatever you want to call it. I have bought it online and waiting for it to arrive .. can i use my new CPU without thermal paste until it arrives?

Thanks
 

A:CPU thermal paste?

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i built a computer a while back, that didnt work. i sent the mobo back, they just now sent a new one. but the thing is, i dont have any thermal paste or whatever to put on the cpu to try it. if i dont put that stuff on it, will it mess it up?
 

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I put a good bit on when I changed to a x2
processor, there was already some on anyway.

I am wondering it i should have cleaned and put a thin film on.

However there is not a lot of difference and remember I am using twice the processing power. so you expect more heat. + it is summer here.

I have noticed sometimes when the fan comes on it is very loud as in very high speed occasionally.
However it does go back off so it shows cooling is working.
So maybe I am worrying too much.

I will have a look at it when I change my memory when the post arrives from ebay.

Anyone know the thermal properties of the compound compared to say steel?
(heat tansfer in watts per second or whatever)
 

A:How much thermal paste?

consult the following for thermal paste application instructions:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/amd_application_method.html
 

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Good Day to all.

I just cleaned my heat sink fan and processor and removed the old thermal paste on it. I put it back on the motherboard and use it everything went fine. now, i remember that there was no thermal paste on the processor, do you think it may cause future problems or it will be just fine like it was before?

thank you for your responses.
 

A:Thermal Paste

Take it off and reseat with thermal paste, asap, unless you like the smell of fried silicon.
 

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Well I Just Purchased A 3.0 Prescott CPU and well the thing is im kind of new on the thermal paste...

Please someone give me some tips on applying it...do i put the whole tube???

and like please i seriously dont know..thanks guys
Just0
 

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I am going for an overclocking self record to see if I can beet my max speed of 2.5GHz on a 2.2Ghz cpu. I have a high performance zalman cooler but no decent thermal paste. Which ones would you suggest.

Thanking in advanced

Jack-O-Bytes
 

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First of all I want to sat hi everyone because im new here

Now here is my problem:

I have been having problems playing wow and upon comments from techspot and official wow tech forums fistly i updated my all drivers and tested my ram sticks by swapping them. Then used memtest and come out %100 no errors..Then upon told that i need to check my temperature and finding it a bit high i opened up my laptop and cleaned both fans and that made my laptop work better than it used to be...

but the problem is that whwn i try to play wow or any other game my pc freeze and i need to push the power button to turn it off. Before doing the fan clean it used to work good at any game like battlefield CS etc except wow... Now it freezes even at a smallest game like crimson land..


1)the thing that makes me worry is that when i removed the sink that hold two fans i was able to see my cpu on which there is a dried paste which i think is the connection between the fans case and the cpu... That paste is dried and broken ...being not much into hardware of computers i need to know is that the cause of my problem or something else...

2) another thing is that when i try to check my bios settings the pc also freezes after 5 seconds...... And im not able to see any switch or battery which may let me to reset it....


3) Another thing is that when i try to format my pc it also freezes and this makes me think that its not a software but a hardware issue

finally my system is:

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A:Cpu thermal Paste??

Whoa!!!!

Your PC is shutting down because it's overheating! If you don't stop you will destroy your CPU (precessor) Thermal compound is NOT reusable. The processor MUST be cleaned and new thermal compound MUST be installed before continuing to attempt using the machine. Visit www.articsilver.com for more information about thermal compounds and cleaners. I repeat, stop using your PC until you replace the thermal compound.

*edit: please quote with parsimony*
 

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Many common household items can be used in an emergency for short periods of time!

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/?showtopic=164465
 

A:Don't have thermal paste? Use this!

I have an old p4 3.06 system I salvaged and it was overheating so I removed old thermal paste but don't have any new stuff around so I will try toothpaste and see if it makes a difference, bear in mind this thing with an 80mm CPU fan and no paste is in BIOS at about 100C so I will try it and report back if I get the chance.
 

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After reading some good reports on Shin Etsu thermal paste, I bought some, but am having a lot of problems with getting it to spread properly. It tends to clump together, and when forcing it out, it leaves such a thin covering that the lettering on the CPU is still plainly visible.

I'm about to wipe it off, and return to AS5, but before doing so, I wanted to see if I'm doing something wrong, or if this paste is over rated?

A:Thermal Paste

I think that the tube of paste is either getting old or its not been stored at a proper tempature or even maby a manufacturing defect. After looking online it seems that there is not much difference between as5 and the shin etsu as there are both the best pastes on the market. Hope this helps

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I am sure that this has been ask and answered a lot, but here goes...

Is there a significant difference between types of thermal paste, and what is the best?
 

A:Thermal Paste?

There is about a 1-8C differance between thermal pastes. Arctic silver 5 is the best thermal paste and is moderately priced.
 

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Hi Troops,

Finally upgraded my motherboard..

My question is about applying thermal paste to
a Duron 1.3 CPU.

The chip has got a square polished metal portion
smaller, and inside the large chip area. Does that
get covered with a thin layer of thermal paste ?

Or does that small shiny portion get left alone ?

ANCII art 101:

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OK, so I'm not an artist.. The shiny centered square
is my concern. Should it be covered with thermal paste
as well ? I understand a VERY thin layer all around is
what's necessary, correct ?

Thanks,
 

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I'm having a little heat issues with my GPU (and processor too but that's a different thing). I just got myself Arctic Silver 5 a couple hours ago. I've seen numerous videos on YouTube on applying AS5 on the processor as i've never done this before.

So my questions;
1. Is it wise to add thermal paste to my graphic card? It's not particularly new or a great card though ( EN8500GT 512MB - Attached). Currently, it's 80C and i have Winamp and firefox open (with my AV and a few other background programs). Some people say it's fine to do it and some say it's not. What do you think?

2. Since we're in the topic of applying AS5, i'm looking to replace my processor paste with a fresh coat. Question is, what is the best way? I've seen those methods where they apply a line and use a card to spread it (making a thin layer), i've also seen those that apply a small amount at the middle of the processor and placing the heatsink over it, etc. What is the best way that would be very effective though?

This would be my first time applying thermal paste so i want to do it the right way.
Thanks for your time!

A:Thermal paste + GPU = Wise?

The following articles should help. They are written mainly for CPUs, but the same principles also apply to GPUs.

Thermal Paste and How To Use It

Guide - How TIM Works & How To Apply It Correctly | bit-tech.net

NgTechnik.com How-To: Applying Thermal Interface Material

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My friend says Pentium 4 (more specifically the 2.4Ghz 533Mhz) does not need thermal paste. Is this true?
 

A:Pentium 4 - Does not need thermal paste?

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Hi all really need your help this time.....

My cpu temp is getting up to 65 degrees C (not OCed) and I dont know why was going to put new thermal paste on and see if that helps but i don't know how to clean the old stuff off can you please help me....

And what is the best thermal paste to use???

thanks all

Gamer1238

A:How do you clean CPU thermal paste off the cpu????

Iv used nail polish remover not sure it it was safe but it worked

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Hi TSG

Just going to install new heat sink and fan to graphics card, could anyone please advise me on how much thermal paste to add between card chip and heatsink, do I cover all of chip or just a drop in the middle.
thanks
 

A:Solved: Thermal Paste

Spread a thin layer over the entire chip. Be very careful not to over tighten anything on the cooler. Tighten the screws slightly, do NOT crank on them. You can kill your card in a hurry if you do.
 

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Hi guys,

Just about to complete my first build. The system is for my dad and I hope to get it finished this week when I get the final parts. Everything is in place and ready to go to the best of my knowledge.

I've looked back at older threads and decided that pea sized blob in the centre using the pressure of the heatsink to spread is the way to go on the application side of things.

I just have a few more questions,

1. Does it it really matter which brand you go for? I hear everybody say about Arctic Silver 5 which is what I had intended to get. I forgot to order it with all the parts and didn't fancy paying another ?2 postage to get some. I went to a local store and picked up some CoolerMaster stuff.

2. I've seen tutorials and the like having different techniques for different CPU's. The product I bought only covers instructions for Intel CPU's and it also says to apply to the heatsink rather than CPU. Does it matter what brand of CPU you have and which paste you are using?

The system is using an Athlon II x2 with standard heatsink.

Any help is appreciated, cheers.

Edit: What would you guys also consider good temps? My current Phenom II x4 965 idles at around 33C and tops out at about 55 when running games.

A:Thermal Paste Questions

Artic Silver would be my first choice but i have also used just some cheap stuff from radio shack that worked fine.

The way i always do it is just apply a nice even layer on the cpu itself. has always worked fine for me.

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