What Paste Application Method do You Use in 2020?

What Paste Application Method do You Use in 2020?

  • Pea sized ball in center

    Votes: 74 37.0%
  • X accross heatspreader or die

    Votes: 30 15.0%
  • Spread evenly (credit card, or other straight edge)

    Votes: 57 28.5%
  • Spread evenly (using finger wearing gloves)

    Votes: 15 7.5%
  • other

    Votes: 11 5.5%
  • Grain of rice

    Votes: 13 6.5%

  • Total voters
    200

Falkentyne

[H]ard|Gawd
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Huh. I had Kryonaut in my last build for 3 years without replacing it and never noticed any temperature increases.

I never said or implied that you would have problems with Kryonaut.
Just many people do, when the heatsink fit is less than perfect.
 

Repo79

Weaksauce
Joined
Nov 30, 2019
Messages
111
I have some Kingpin paste i got on amazon for cheap, have more then i will need but it was worth the price at the time
 
Joined
Apr 16, 2018
Messages
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I have some Kingpin paste i got on amazon for cheap, have more then i will need but it was worth the price at the time
Ive been meaning to give it a try but keep forgetting to move it into my cart from saved. Its supposed to be solid.
 

Repo79

Weaksauce
Joined
Nov 30, 2019
Messages
111
It seems to do a good job, i dont do any serious over clocking but for 20.00 for the huge tube was a easy buying choice
 

Jinxycat

n00b
Joined
Jan 9, 2021
Messages
15
Do you have before/afters from different methods? What is the temperature drop during load that can be expected for good pasting or repasting on CPUs and GPUs?
 

daglesj

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
May 7, 2005
Messages
5,358
What freaks me out is when I see YouTubers using a q-tip to spread the paste leaving cotton fibres in the paste which for that purpose....noooo. Why not just sprinkle a few pubes into it too.
 

matt167

Gawd
Joined
Dec 18, 2016
Messages
971
I gifted my brother my W3690, 12gb of ram and my GTX 1060 6gb for christmas.. I offered to install the parts but he said he could do it.. He complained about CPU temps. I realised he used about 1/2 of a tube of AS5 and never cleaned the cooler off.. I checked the temps and they are actually manageable but OMG he claims to know how to work on computers. I'm not going to try to clean the mess as I fear the paste might get into pins, and I now have no paste left.. Computer still runs, and it's just a 1366 box living out it's days
 

mnewxcv

[H]F Junkie
Joined
Mar 4, 2007
Messages
8,267
I gifted my brother my W3690, 12gb of ram and my GTX 1060 6gb for christmas.. I offered to install the parts but he said he could do it.. He complained about CPU temps. I realised he used about 1/2 of a tube of AS5 and never cleaned the cooler off.. I checked the temps and they are actually manageable but OMG he claims to know how to work on computers. I'm not going to try to clean the mess as I fear the paste might get into pins, and I now have no paste left.. Computer still runs, and it's just a 1366 box living out it's days
Anyone can throw a computer together, but applying thermal paste is an art. I remember my first build, I literally used tooth paste because I didn't have thermal paste and didn't know where to get it.
 

Jinxycat

n00b
Joined
Jan 9, 2021
Messages
15
Anyone can throw a computer together, but applying thermal paste is an art. I remember my first build, I literally used tooth paste because I didn't have thermal paste and didn't know where to get it.
What was the result?
 
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