Rx480/580 thermal compound

Discussion in 'AMD Flavor' started by StupidDream, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. StupidDream

    StupidDream n00bie

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    Is it really worth it to use a thermal compound like as5 on an rx580?
     
  2. DedEmbryonicCe11

    DedEmbryonicCe11 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I doubt it. The stock thermal paste isn't that awful anymore unless it's applied badly at the factory which is a case by case basis. If you're going to replace the paste get something really high end like TG Kryonaut.
     
  3. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    it will knock a few degrees off. a lot of the time the huge improvements people claim is from a shit heat sink mount.
     
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