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Would this work as an ok thermal paste alternative?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have some 229 ultra red supreme grease and I was wondering if that would work as an alternative to regular thermal paste. My laptop's thermal paste has stopped working well and it is thermal throttling BAD. 90 C on the CPU (i5 7300hq) dropping it down to about 2.8ghz at the worst and 73 C on the GPU dropping it down to around 1100mhz (GTX 1050 4GB)

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I wouldn't. It may have alright thermal properties but when heated will likely thin out and run off the cpu. Just don't use the laptop and order some thermal paste on Amazon, it's only a few dollars.


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, DarkEnergy said:

I wouldn't. It may have alright thermal properties but when heated will likely thin out and run off the cpu. Just don't use the laptop and order some thermal paste on Amazon, it's only a few dollars.

ok then

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I'd recommend just using a thermal paste meant for PC hardware


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Phrases like “NO!!” come to mind but honestly I’m kinda curious how bad it will be.  Thermal paste is generally extremely high grade silicone grease filled with extremely fine grit made of carbon, copper, or sometimes silver or industrial diamonds.  Silicone grease by itself won’t work very well. Industrial grade grease is a different animal.  An altogether shaggier one. I understand the powders used are so fine they float in the air which is a hard trick for metal.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, highrusher said:

You can find thermal paste for really cheap, I don't see a reason to be looking for alternatives.

Well its only because I have it laying around at my dads place already,

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1 minute ago, Dimondminer11 said:

Well its only because I have it laying around at my dads place already,

That's like putting mayo in a pancake instead of chocolate just because you have it laying around. You'll be sick after you eat it right? Imagine the same thing is happening to the CPU when you replace the thermal compound with something "alternative".

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5 minutes ago, Dimondminer11 said:

Well its only because I have it laying around at my dads place already,

If the cpu has thermal safeties it probably won’t hurt anything though it could be kind of a pita to clean off.  The worst it will do is get hot and shut down. (I’m considering this high likelyhood btw). Timing how many seconds it takes to do that could be interesting. You’d want to do it from when you hit the button because it might not go long enough to post.


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