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3900x Thermal Paste Application Method

22 minutes ago, Escapenz said:

i do just a grain of rice on my 3900x. Always get good spread with it

yeah im going to use the nh-d15 cooler and the included thermal paste which spreads really well, so ill probably do a grain of rice

 

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I was wondering what the best method to apply thermal paste to the 3900x was. I have seen some say pea sized and others say the pea size is to small and to do the X shape instead.

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3 minutes ago, Nucleargamer12 said:

I was wondering what the best method to apply thermal paste to the 3900x was. I have seen some say pea sized and others say the pea size is to small and to do the X shape instead.

i do just a grain of rice on my 3900x. Always get good spread with it


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I mean, my 3900x is always too fucking hot for no reason. Even with an NH-D14 class cooler, the method to thermal paste application doesnt really matter much unless its a REALLY big chip. ie threadripper


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22 minutes ago, Escapenz said:

i do just a grain of rice on my 3900x. Always get good spread with it

yeah im going to use the nh-d15 cooler and the included thermal paste which spreads really well, so ill probably do a grain of rice

 

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1 hour ago, Ashiella said:

I mean, my 3900x is always too fucking hot for no reason. Even with an NH-D14 class cooler, the method to thermal paste application doesnt really matter much unless its a REALLY big chip. ie threadripper

what temps are you running on your 3900x ?


CPU - R9 3900X | CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken X73 360MM | Motherboard -  ASRock x570 Steel Legend | RAM -G.SKILL Trident Z (4x16GB) 3600Mhz CL16 | Graphics Card - Gigabyte Geforce RTX 2080 SUPER WindForce 8GB | Power Supply - Cooler Master V-series 1200 Platinum | Storage - 

500GB Evo 970 plus NVME - OS Drive | Aorus Gen4 AIC Adaptor 2x A2000 1TB Raid 0 - Steam Games Drive3 x 2TB WD Black HDD Raid 0 - Program Drives/Games Over Flow Drive 2x 4TB Segate HDD Raid 0 - Plex Drive Case - 

Phantek Enthoo Pro | Fans - CRYORIG QF120 Performance PWM Fan 120mm, 600-2200RPM x 7

 

Operating System - Windows 10 Pro

 

Network - Asus 5300AC -----> TP-Link TL-SG1024 24-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch -----> Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-LITE Dual-band AC1200 x3 | Slowly working to 10Gbps but this set up now happily takes my 1Gbps connection :P 

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12 hours ago, Escapenz said:

what temps are you running on your 3900x ?

85c typical full load, up to 95c using avx/2


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