Windows 10: What type of Thermal Paste do you use ?

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       21 Nov 2017 #91

    worf105 said: View Post
    I am also ordering this TIM when I order my Noctua Chromax fans.


    At first I was thinking of using their liquid metal, because the the IHS on the CPU is nickel plated, and the heatsink on my CLC is copper, there would be NO problem of corrosion.
    But then I thought about it a little more, and decided against it, as you need to apply juuuuuust the right amount so nothing leaks out when it warms up, and not drip out on the the motherboard.
    The chance just wasn't worth it to me.

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  2.    21 Nov 2017 #92

    I think that is a good choice Cliff. Using LM on top of the IHS can be a recipe for disaster. It can easily squeeze out and short something out.

    I used it under the IHS and on top of the die for my delid. But I used liquid electrical tape to insulate anything that could be shorted. It's amazing how far a small of drop of LM goes. Only tiny tiny drop on each surface was more than enough to coat each.
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       21 Nov 2017 #93

    doorules said: View Post
    I think that is a good choice Cliff. Using LM on top of the IHS can be a recipe for disaster. It can easily squeeze out and short something out.

    I used it under the IHS and on top of the die for my delid. But I used liquid electrical tape to insulate anything that could be shorted. It's amazing how small of a drop of LM goes. Only tiny tiny drop on each surface was more than enough to coat each.
    Plus it probably only makes 1 or 2 degrees difference I would guess. And unless I was a "Pro" overclocker, it wouldn't be worth it(the chance of something goin wrong/leaking out).
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       21 Nov 2017 #94

    Hi,
    Coating both sides seems an easy way to create air pockets/ bubbles too :/
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  5.    21 Nov 2017 #95

    For delid preferred method is to use LM on die and under side of IHS. For thermal paste just on top of IHS and then place cooler.
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       21 Nov 2017 #96

    Hi,
    Sounds like thermal grizzly and arctic silver 5 have a little in common seeing both have a metal in them.
    Why isn't thermal grizzly said to be conductive as some had said arctic silver 5 is.
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  7.    21 Nov 2017 #97

    Hi,

    Why isn't thermal grizzly said to be conductive as some had said arctic silver 5 is.
    If you mean TG's liquid metal then yes, both products are electrically conductive.

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