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A good thermal paste can have a major effect on your results because it will help your processor transfer more of its garbage heat to your cooler, which will keep your processor cool. If you’re looking for a unique thermal paste, choosing the right thermal paste is also critical.
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1Is CPU thermal compound necessary?
Most processors need some sort of thermal solution to properly function, but the process of installing a CPU cooler in a PC is unique. Every CPU cooler needs thermal paste, but many have it pre-applied, which simplifies the installation process.
2Is it worth replacing CPU thermal paste?
How Often Should You Replace Thermal Paste? In most cases, you won’t have to reapply more than once every few years, but you should change your paste if you want to remove your cooler for any reason. If your CPU temperatures are increasing, you may also want to consider reapplying thermal paste.
3Do I need to buy thermal compound?
A pre-applied paste will always be used in CPU-manufacturer stock coolers. If your CPU model does not come with a matching cooler (boxed or unboxed), you’ll need to buy the thermal paste separately.
4Does thermal paste really matter?
5What happens if I don’t put thermal paste on CPU?
The heat is transferred from the CPU to the Heat sink, keeping the CPU cooler and at a nominal operating temperature. If the CPU and the heat sink are not using thermal paste, it will overheat and fail.
6What happens if I dont use thermal paste on CPU?
If you do not use thermal paste, your entire system will overheat because it will produce more heat than it is designed to handle. Since it is one of the most important parts of your machine, it is often recommended to apply good thermal paste to the CPU.
You may not have noticed those pastes when you bought your laptop/computer because the laptop computer does not talk about it, and it is not necessary to worry about it because it is a minor thing and no one knows about it.
If you’ve been using your computer for 2-4 years, you may have noticed a decline in system performance, overheating, and other problems. When you take those devices to a computer repair shop, they do a variety of other things to reduce the overheating, and one of the alternatives they can use is adding the paste.
7Can I use toothpaste as thermal paste?
Can toothpaste replace thermal paste? Toothpaste is also a good substitute for thermal paste. After a few days, the structure begins to decay, particularly if the operating temperatures are high.
8How often should you redo thermal paste?
Every two to three years.
If you remove the central processing unit, or as soon as your central processing unit shows signs of overheating, you can determine whether your paste is dry or flaky.
9How long does thermal paste last on a CPU?
Although high-end chemicals can be used for up to seven years, manufacturers recommend that you remove any thermal paste from your CPU’s heat-spreader and CPU Cooler every 2-3 years to be on the safe side.
10Does expensive thermal paste Make a Difference?
Nope, it will work just fine. The more expensive thermal pastes may have 1-5 degrees cooler temps, but not enough to compel you to buy them.
11Can I use Vaseline as thermal paste?
Mixing very fine aluminum powder with vaseline oil is another alternative to use as thermal paste. In order to prevent the formation of little air bubbles, the mixture must be blended for at least ten minutes.
The powder can be obtained at home by abrasion of a piece of aluminum or can be purchased in specialized stores.
12Can I use Aluminium foil as thermal paste?
No, it is not in any way a substitute for thermal grease.
13Is it OK to use cheap thermal paste?
A generic paste’s thermal conductivity isn’t sufficient for a good result. If you buy an American recommended brand, it is not worth the risk (not discrimination aimed, it is the truth).
Normally, cheap thermal pastes imported from Asia take about a month to reach your destination. If you’re saving money, you’re losing money in time.
Periodically, there are no inexpensive metallic thermal pastes.
14Does thermal paste expire?
Does thermal paste go bad? Whether you like it or not, thermal paste has a shelf life and can go bad. Manufacturers usually give their thermal paste a life span of 3 to 5 years. If it’s under optimal conditions, that may not be the case for you.
15Is liquid metal thermal paste worth it?
And the answer is; it depends. Yes, liquid metal has a higher thermal conductivity, but it poses a significant danger in application. And, as a result, those who know what they’re doing are the best left to those who know what they’re doing. Thermal paste, on the other hand, is cheaper, but you’ll have to deal with its lower thermal conductivity ratings.
However, you’ll do just fine with thermal paste. It’s fast and doesn’t come with the dangers of using liquid metal.
Thermal paste also comes in many colors, some cheaper than others, so it will most likely meet your CPU cooling requirements regardless of what you’re trying to build.
John has been a gamer since the early age of 7, playing a huge variety of single-player games, and MMOs, and even participating in LAN Tournaments for FPS games such as Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Ever since he found his passion in gaming & in technology in general, he has continuously increased his knowledge in software, programming & hardware and is now working at TechReviewTeam helping readers, answering questions, writing articles & reviews for the team.