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Thermal paste

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by fantasticCG, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. fantasticCG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 29, 2012

    Posts: 2,012

    Location: London

    Which thermal grizzly paste for cpu, gpu?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Glanza

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Kryonaut
     
  3. fantasticCG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 29, 2012

    Posts: 2,012

    Location: London

    Thank you :)
     
  4. Ross Thomson

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2017

    Posts: 419

    tried Kryonaut and was 4-5c worse than the other pastes I have (cryorig CP7, arctic silver 5, noctua)
     
  5. doyll

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 1, 2011

    Posts: 7,212

    What TIM is best at heat transfer is not the same as what TIM will give us a good seat without any problems .. and getting a good TIM seat is more important than the heat transfer ability of a specific TIM. A poor seat can result in temps 5-10c higher than they should be .. and the top 50 TIMs (except liquid metal) are all within about 3c of each other in heat transfer ability. ;)

    Cryorig CP7, Thermalright TF6 or TF8, Noctua NT-H1, Gelid GC Extreme, Prolimatech, be quiet! DC1, or any other top tier company TIM does the job just fine.

    If you want to worry about a few degrees difference, worry about the air temp going into your cooler, because many (most) builds have air 5-15c warmer than room going into their coolers after a few minutes of gaming or similar high load application.
     
  6. fantasticCG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 29, 2012

    Posts: 2,012

    Location: London

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  7. Apone70

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2018

    Posts: 469

    Kryonaut IMO, i use it on my CPU and GPU. It doesn't conducted electricity so is perfect for GPU's as well as CPU's. Don't scrimp when applying, Gamers Nexus did a test which is worth watching on youtube
     
  8. OLDPHART

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 6,456

    Location: n/east-the toon

    Try tightening the screws up a bit more on your CPU, as the thermal paste settles down after a few days.