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Thermal paste/pad

Hi all, I recently built my first rig and got a ryzen 5 3600 with a CM Hyper 212 Turbo. And the idle temps a little high at 50-60c and under load (using AIDA64) it won't go above 80c (It's not boosting above 3800mhz either). So I'm thinking of using another thermal paste instead of the one provided by CM. I'm thinking of either Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut or MX 4, they are about a 1 USD difference here. 1 gram and 4 grams respectively (I don't think mx 4 has a 1 gram ver). I also don't need 4 grams of thermal paste for just 1 application and maybe repasting the GPU. Another thing is that I'm deadly afraid of using not enough paste on the CPU so using a thermal pad like the Thermal Grizzly Carbonaut seems like a good compromise. But how does it fair against these HDT coolers? How will it deal with the dents?

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Welcome to the forums 

 

Now before changing your thermal paste make sure you have your cooler applied correctly and monitor your temps while stress testing 

Also make sure you have xmp/dcop on 

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If you're in any way new to this, maybe go for MX4. I used NT-H1 for many years, and it was mostly good.

Absolutely DO NOT use liquid metal!!! Liquid metal is only for the most experienced system enthusiasts-- and any professional will tell you to avoid liquid metal due to the serious risk of messes and associated system damage.

 

The best thing you can get may be an IC Graphite thermal pad. They come in either 30 x 30mm or 40 x 40mm sizes. I just got myself a set, and the thermals are outstanding! Never seen such fast cooling until now.

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13 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Welcome to the forums 

 

Now before changing your thermal paste make sure you have your cooler applied correctly and monitor your temps while stress testing 

Also make sure you have xmp/dcop on 

Thank you!

 

Yeah, I followed the instructions carefully and did some testing using AIDA64 and cinebench R20 the score is ~3150 lower than other people are getting at ~3600+. And yes I do have xmp on in the bios at 3200Mhz.

 

8 minutes ago, Phas3L0ck said:

If you're in any way new to this, maybe go for MX4. I used NT-H1 for many years, and it was mostly good.

Absolutely DO NOT use liquid metal!!! Liquid metal is only for the most experienced system enthusiasts-- and any professional will tell you to avoid liquid metal due to the serious risk of messes and associated system damage.

 

The best thing you can get is likely the IC Graphite thermal pad. They come in either 30 x 30mm or 40 x 40mm sizes. I just got myself a set, and the thermals are outstanding! Never seen such fast cooling until now.

Hm, alright but I'm not sure what to do with the extra 3 grams as I don't plan to build any more computers.

Also I did not mention anything about liquid metals in the post? I think you got confused between Carbonaut and Conductonaut. Carbonaut is their thermal pad similar to the IC Graphite pad.

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1 minute ago, Kraii said:

Thank you!

 

Yeah, I followed the instructions carefully and did some testing using AIDA64 and cinebench R20 the score is ~3150 lower than other people are getting at ~3600+. And yes I do have xmp on in the bios at 3200Mhz.

 

Hm, alright but I'm not sure what to do with the extra 3 grams as I don't plan to build any more computers.

Also I did not mention anything about liquid metals in the post? I think you got confused between Carbonaut and Conductonaut. Carbonaut is their thermal pad similar to the IC Graphite pad.

Small mistake. Every time I see mention of Thermal Grizzly, they're all talking about that nasty liquid cooling stuff.

Whatever....

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1 minute ago, Phas3L0ck said:

Small mistake. Every time I see mention of Thermal Grizzly, they're all talking about that nasty liquid cooling stuff.

Whatever....

Ha, no worries all is good.

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Update on this, I bought the MX 4 and used it, the temperature did not change so I guess its a cooler thing. I initially wanted to use a X pattern for the most coverage but when I first squeezed I kinda got a little bit too much on it, so I ended up using the spread method by taking a spreader and spreading the paste on the cpu.

 

Edit: tho the cinebench score did increase a little to ~3220.

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Your temps where fine in the first place.

 

Cpu throttle temp is all the way up at 95c. Thermtrip 110c.

 

You where so far in the safe zone, you litterally wasted your time and moneys.

 

Sry for that information.

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