Which Thermal Paste to buy and apply (Traditional and Liquid Metal)

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  1. Rooter1234

    Rooter1234 Notebook Consultant

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    I can't complain about Coolermaster, I mean from 9 different paste it's the second best together with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut in my testing. TFX probably benefits from the thickness in my case, in a traditional test with a desktop CPU or CPU with heatspreader the others might do better.
     
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    what is that your using in place of the thermal pads and did you notice any improvement using it?
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    That looks like K5 Pro to me.
     
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    New CM nano is like Cotton candy.
    Repasted it on AW BGA temps are same as old paste 28-32c on idle AC/battery, 65C-70C on max load (CPU) and 71C (GPU max load). Did test it with ambient temps of 27c.
     
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    Phobya NanoGrease Extreme 16W/mK
    Alphacool Subzero 16W/mK

    I have both and I can say they are identical, it's the same.
     
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    Why wouldn't they be the same?
    They are the same company. They just changed the name for marketing.
     
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    I didn't know this! I tested both and it was immediately clear to me they are the same.
     
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    I brought the $699 Gateway from Walmart which is pretty much a rebranded tong fang build. With a i5 10300h and RTX 2060 (115W but capped at 90W). I brought MX-4 and repasted but haven’t seen any decrease in temperatures, I’m suspecting it also has to do with the pressure from the heatsink not being adequate enough. There is only 1 spring loaded screw on top of the cpu where as the others (7 other screws) just hold the heatsink in place.

    My question is, does anyone know if the thickness of Phobya NanoGrease Extreme be able to overcome the lack of pressure and create a better seal between the CPU die and the heatsink?

    I am constantly hitting thermal limits while the CPU boosts even with undervolting to the maximum stable voltage.

    The GPU stays cool at approximately 76-78*C.

    Thanks
     
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    Well for some Phobya NanoGrease Extreme seem to work, for me it didn't (subpar laptop cooling with low pressure). Also I wouldn't say it's a thick paste. I would choose either Thermalright TFX or Coolermaster MasterGel Maker Nano which are both thicker. TFX is the thickest and hard to spread. The Coolermaster is a much easier one and when I use a thicker layer of paste than I usually do the temps are quite close to TFX. Both are like 5 degrees better than the Phobya NanoGrease on the hottest core in Prime95.
     
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    Looks like 3 screws on the heatsink over the CPU, 1 spring-loaded and 2 applying tension on the retaining arms.

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