Tt Water 3.0 Riing 360 AIO - Use factory applied paste or replace ?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by trilegdog, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. trilegdog

    trilegdog [H]Lite

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    New build. Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing 360 RGB AIO. Ordered Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound for the install, but now see that there is already factory applied paste. Should I replace it with the NT-H1 or use factory? Nothing in the AIO install instructions covers thermal paste. Thanks
     
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    Update: I used Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier to remove the factory applied thermal pad (coffee filters for the lint-free rag). Applied a pea sized amount of NT-H1. Idle temp shows in UEFI as 29C, so it looks normal so far.
     
  3. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    it actually had a thermal pad? probably was a decent idea redoing then.
     
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