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It could be the paste, it could be your mount and paste application is better. Any drop in temps is great!

Dropped from 85c to 70c on my gtx 970. To me it seems very good, do you guys agree with me?

 

Old paste: noctua nt-h1 (maybe about a year old)

New paste: kingpin kpx

 

my 970 is locked to 1430mhz at 1125mv (this is a safe voltage)

 

edit: power usage dropped by around 5 watts too under load (remember voltage and speed are locked.)

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It could be the paste, it could be your mount and paste application is better. Any drop in temps is great!

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2 minutes ago, AnewUser3021 said:

Yes it's very good for a laptop

this isnt a laptop

PC Specifications: AMD R5 5600X @4.8GHz 1.34v SMT Disabled, stable with prime95 (default settings) Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 16gb 2x8 Trident Z RGB 3800MHz cl17, GDM Off, 1T, 1.47v | ASRock B550 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 Phanteks P400A (black non-rgb version, arctic p12 fans 3 intake, 2 exhaust) Crucial P1 500GB (Boot drive), Samsung 870 EVO 2TB

 

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3 minutes ago, Raudi_ said:

It could be the paste, it could be your mount and paste application is better. Any drop in temps is great!

Application is definetly better, the kpx i had came with a spoon thing to spread it around, and i got a pretty good application across the whole die. Also I was more careful when re-tightening the screws to make the pressure as even as possible, I probably didnt do it as well before.

 

And this thermal paste is better when looking at reviews.

PC Specifications: AMD R5 5600X @4.8GHz 1.34v SMT Disabled, stable with prime95 (default settings) Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 16gb 2x8 Trident Z RGB 3800MHz cl17, GDM Off, 1T, 1.47v | ASRock B550 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 Phanteks P400A (black non-rgb version, arctic p12 fans 3 intake, 2 exhaust) Crucial P1 500GB (Boot drive), Samsung 870 EVO 2TB

 

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6 minutes ago, rippy4500 said:

Application is definetly better, the kpx i had came with a spoon thing to spread it around, and i got a pretty good application across the whole die. Also I was more careful when re-tightening the screws to make the pressure as even as possible, I probably didnt do it as well before.

 

And this thermal paste is better when looking at reviews.

Honestly I use strictly NH-T1 now, I always go in a X Pattern when tightening, though I'm not sure if it's just the cooler with the EVGA 9xx Cards but the temps seem high over all. 

KPX is a great paste as it's ment really for subzero temps down to -150C or so it stays the same consistency. I experimented with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut when it was just hitting the market and it was the same result.

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46 minutes ago, rippy4500 said:

Dropped from 85c to 70c on my gtx 970. To me it seems very good, do you guys agree with me?

 

Old paste: noctua nt-h1 (maybe about a year old)

New paste: kingpin kpx

 

my 970 is locked to 1430mhz at 1125mv (this is a safe voltage)

 

edit: power usage dropped by around 5 watts too under load (remember voltage and speed are locked.)

yeah its good i use arctic mx-4 just replaced my paste on my Gpu a week ago but i did some undervolting as well

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Raudi_ said:

Honestly I use strictly NH-T1 now, I always go in a X Pattern when tightening, though I'm not sure if it's just the cooler with the EVGA 9xx Cards but the temps seem high over all. 

KPX is a great paste as it's ment really for subzero temps down to -150C or so it stays the same consistency. I experimented with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut when it was just hitting the market and it was the same result.

I think these cards are perfectly fine with 80c and above, the 970 has a maximum temperature of 98c. So if I can get 70 thats much better.

 

Yeah kpx is meant for subzero but its also pretty good at normal temps. I saw a review for it did slightly better than thermal grizzly kryonaut.

If you want an upgrade from your nt-h1 I would recommend this.

PC Specifications: AMD R5 5600X @4.8GHz 1.34v SMT Disabled, stable with prime95 (default settings) Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 16gb 2x8 Trident Z RGB 3800MHz cl17, GDM Off, 1T, 1.47v | ASRock B550 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 Phanteks P400A (black non-rgb version, arctic p12 fans 3 intake, 2 exhaust) Crucial P1 500GB (Boot drive), Samsung 870 EVO 2TB

 

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2 minutes ago, rotexen said:

yeah its good i use arctic mx-4 just replaced my paste on my Gpu a week ago but i did some undervolting as well

 

mx-4 is good but not the best, I think it just has the advantage of being cheaper than other options. nt-h1 is better, and kpx is even better than that although its the most expensive, it costs around 20 dollars, nt-h1 is around 10 and mx4 is like 5-10 dollars i think.

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36 minutes ago, rippy4500 said:

I think these cards are perfectly fine with 80c and above, the 970 has a maximum temperature of 98c. So if I can get 70 thats much better.

 

Yeah kpx is meant for subzero but its also pretty good at normal temps. I saw a review for it did slightly better than thermal grizzly kryonaut.

If you want an upgrade from your nt-h1 I would recommend this.

I like my NH-T1, my system I game on regularly is running NH-T1 on the CPU and GPU, I see 62C on the GPU and 65C on CPU 🤷‍♂️

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5 minutes ago, Raudi_ said:

I like my NH-T1, my system I game on regularly is running NH-T1 on the CPU and GPU, I see 62C on the GPU and 65C on CPU 🤷‍♂️

Do you mean "NT-H1" and not "NH-T1"?

 

My temps on gpu are very good now. And my aggressively overclocked 5600x reaches 70c at 100% load, 60-65c while gaming. maybe 2-3 degrees higher with my old nt-h1 (my application was probably better with my cpu a long time ago).

PC Specifications: AMD R5 5600X @4.8GHz 1.34v SMT Disabled, stable with prime95 (default settings) Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 16gb 2x8 Trident Z RGB 3800MHz cl17, GDM Off, 1T, 1.47v | ASRock B550 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 Phanteks P400A (black non-rgb version, arctic p12 fans 3 intake, 2 exhaust) Crucial P1 500GB (Boot drive), Samsung 870 EVO 2TB

 

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9 minutes ago, rippy4500 said:

Do you mean "NT-H1" and not "NH-T1"?

 

My temps on gpu are very good now. And my aggressively overclocked 5600x reaches 70c at 100% load, 60-65c while gaming. maybe 2-3 degrees higher with my old nt-h1 (my application was probably better with my cpu a long time ago).

Yes NT-H1

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1 minute ago, Raudi_ said:

Yes NT-H1

You said "NH-T1" in 2 different replies lol

PC Specifications: AMD R5 5600X @4.8GHz 1.34v SMT Disabled, stable with prime95 (default settings) Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 16gb 2x8 Trident Z RGB 3800MHz cl17, GDM Off, 1T, 1.47v | ASRock B550 Extreme4 EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 Phanteks P400A (black non-rgb version, arctic p12 fans 3 intake, 2 exhaust) Crucial P1 500GB (Boot drive), Samsung 870 EVO 2TB

 

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7 hours ago, rippy4500 said:

mx-4 is good but not the best, I think it just has the advantage of being cheaper than other options. nt-h1 is better, and kpx is even better than that although its the most expensive, it costs around 20 dollars, nt-h1 is around 10 and mx4 is like 5-10 dollars i think.

ARCTIC MX-4 vs Noctua NT-H1 (productcomparison.co)

 

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