Best thermal paste for laptop

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by BraskSpain, Oct 5, 2019.

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Best thermal paste for laptops

  1. Noctua NT-H2

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  2. Arctic MX-4

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  3. Cooler master mastergel maker

    20.0%
  4. IC Diamond

    70.0%
  1. DaMafiaGamer

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    Well I had no idea about that lol, on that note Arctic Silver 5 should DEFINITELY BE ON THE LIST!
     
  2. yrekabakery

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    Nah, AS5 has a habit of turning to glue after a while, making heatsink removal difficult and being a risk for bending heatpipes. Prolimatech PK-3, an otherwise well-performing thick paste, is the same way, which is why I recommend neither for laptops.
     
  3. DaMafiaGamer

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    Your right on that one, had AS5 on my acer 8940g GPU and it came out the MXM slot :D before the gpu came off the single heatpipe heatsink lol. That stuff is strong but some movement beforehand can resolve that issue :)
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

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    Heat would help too so removing it warm.

    7738g for me but I used MX-4 as AS5 was old even then.
     
  5. DaMafiaGamer

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    Yeah that would work too. Got a 970m in there right now tdp modded lower due to no vrm cooling and man it’s great to see a 10 year old laptop run circles around bga laptop from back then :D
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

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    I modded mine to allow mxm-b cards but only got up to the 560m in it before jumping to a larger platform.
     
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    To be fair it's not worth it on your platform as you run a core 2 quad or core 2 duo...

    However, if it was first gen i7 like the 8940g there is A LOT of potential, up to a 980m with a 940xm :D
     
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    QS9200 at 3.4GHz ;)
     
  9. alexpre888

    alexpre888 Notebook Consultant

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    Looking at this thread makes me wonder which is better for my laptop. Kryonaut or IC Diamond? Don't they both use different material?
     
  10. Meaker@Sager

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    They are different in materials and I migrated from ic diamond to thermal grizzly.
     
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