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What thermal paste to buy

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have used my tube of arctic sliver 5 and wondering what I should do form here.  I have  ryzen 1600 and a 980ti extreme gaming and I'm thinking about going with liquid metal. i'm replacing the thermal paste on both.. AND NO my hotplates are not Aluminum they are both copper... What thermal paste should I buy. is the liquid metal to dangerous because i'm not scared of it... what do you think.?!??!

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3 minutes ago, CODboyX said:

I'm thinking about going with liquid metal.

Don't use liquid metal as regular thermal paste. It's conductive and could brick your hardware if it leaks under the die.

 

I can recommend Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, Noctua's paste (can't remember the name), and Gelid GC Extreme. Or just more Arctic Silver 5

4 minutes ago, CODboyX said:

AND NO my hotplates are not Aluminum they are both copper.

This only matters for liquid cooling loops :P

And if you do have a loop, your thermal paste in no way can cause galvanic corrosion because it will never interface the water.


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6 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Don't use liquid metal as regular thermal paste. It's conductive and could brick your hardware if it leaks under the die.

 

I can recommend Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, Noctua's paste (can't remember the name), and Gelid GC Extreme. Or just more Arctic Silver 5

This only matters for liquid cooling loops :P

And if you do have a loop, your thermal paste in no way can cause galvanic corrosion because it will never interface the water.

No thermal grizzly liquid metal WILL oxidize the aluminum. with that paste you must have a copper plate that contact the it or it will actually chemically react 

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19 minutes ago, CODboyX said:

I have used my tube of arctic sliver 5 and wondering what I should do form here.  I have  ryzen 1600 and a 980ti extreme gaming and I'm thinking about going with liquid metal. i'm replacing the thermal paste on both.. AND NO my hotplates are not Aluminum they are both copper... What thermal paste should I buy. is the liquid metal to dangerous because i'm not scared of it... what do you think.?!??!

 

I got a tube of NT-H1 not too long ago, it works very well. I'd definitely recommend it.


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Not IC Diamond or something else that's abrasive, when working with a bare die like on a graphics card.

 

If you want to spend for it, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut I guess. Hydronaut is just slightly worse but cheaper and easier to spread, so that may be better.

 

Otherwise, whatever something cheap you can kind like Arctic MX-4, Arctic Silver 5, Noctua NT-H1, etc.that is plentiful and popular.

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THG extensive compound guide

 

Found here

 

Read it, follow it, make a decision for yourself as to which one you perfer.

 

IMO: I use noctua nt-h1, it's one of the better performers and it's dirt cheap.

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Pretty much any name-brand paste works. Personally I use NT-H1.


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