Cooltek LP53: factory thermal paste or third party?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by amundsen, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. amundsen

    amundsen n00b

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    Hello,

    I am going to install a Cooltek/Thermaltek LP53 cooler on my CPU. I have just noticed the cooler is shipped with thermal paste. Would you recommend to use this factory paste or put some third party instead? I have some Kryonaut which I bought for this purpose and if it can help lowering the temperatures I would do it for sure because my project involves putting a potentially hot CPU (8700k) in a small case (Fractal Design Node 202).

    Thank you in advance for your advice.
     
  2. amundsen

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    This is how the back of the LP53 looks like. Actually it doesn't look like regular thermal paste. I can't see any film to remove there. Should I remove these grey pads and replace them with Konduktonaut? In this case, how do I remove them?

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  3. amundsen

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    Could these pads be made of graphite?
     
  4. amundsen

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    OK, it seems these gray pads are just made of thermal paste and according to this page it offers a thermal conductivity of 4 W/mK whereas the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut offers 12.5W/mK. So I think I'll wipe out the stock paste and replace it with the Kryonaut.
     
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