Sager's idea of proper thermal paste for a high end graphics card

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  1. Ethrem

    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    So my temps have decided to skyrocket so I got some Thermal Grizzly paste to replace whatever Sager stuck on there.

    This has to be the worst thermal paste I've ever seen...

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    Yeah that's not going to keep anything cool. It has the consistency of glue. I actually had to pop the heatsink off in two points to get it to release. This stuff is worse than the last paste they used... Its taking ArctiClean forever to eat through it too.
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    Wait I'm confused, that is what Sager put on your GPU or is that your Thermal Grizzly?

    If it is what Sager had on your GPU, what do you think that is? dried up IC Diamond? Looks like ceramic to me rather than paste
     
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    That's definitely not IC Diamond. And yes that's whatever Sager used, not the Kryonaut. The CPU was fine and appears to be the application of GC Extreme I sent it in with but both GPUs... That stuff was a mess.

    That paste obviously pumped out. Both GPUs looked like that.
     
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    Haha,that looks nasty. What kind of Temps were you getting?
     
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    this is why I always chose the normal thermal paste compound to save extra bucks then re-paste the better stuffs with noticeable lower price than what the companies offered.
     
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    DIY repaste with highend paste FTW

    good choice with Thermal Grizzly btw :)
     
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    That looks like cement.
     
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    Definitely not good old Diamond IC7....

    Looks like toothpaste for me.

    definitely toothpaste.

    It's insane how it's all dried up ! if you're having trouble cleaning it, use some nail polish remover (no need for acetone) it's stronger than anything I've used, but it makes me dizzy when i smell it ^^.
     
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  9. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    I'll pass this on and see what they say.
     
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    i_pk_pjers_i Even the ppl who never frown eventually break down

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    Looks like dried up, extremely old MX-4.
     
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