Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: CPU thermal compound

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default CPU thermal compound

    What CPU thermal compound (to connect CPU to heatsink) do you use?
    What is the best?

    Heard of:
    OCZ Freeze
    Artic Silver


    Bought on impulse from SLS:
    Connectland Silver Cool 1.5G

  2. #2

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    any compund will do. and dont apply too much, thin layer will do. thick layer will make it worst. you using AMD or intel?
    Objection !!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    any compund will do. and dont apply too much, thin layer will do. thick layer will make it worst. you using AMD or intel?
    Intel

  4. #4
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    any compund will do. and dont apply too much, thin layer will do. thick layer will make it worst. you using AMD or intel?
    ninelives, may I know why you asked the question? Both will still need paste isn't it? Is it that AMD emits more heat and one will need more paste? Sorry, just asking.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Bkt Timah
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Arctic Silver 5
    I disassembled my 2-yrs old Macbook and reapplied the thermal paste
    Nikon D90 | Flickr

  6. #6

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    ninelives, may I know why you asked the question? Both will still need paste isn't it? Is it that AMD emits more heat and one will need more paste? Sorry, just asking.
    for Intel CPU, it usually come with the HSF. so you dont really have to apply compound paste .

    unless you dont trust the HSF and buy 3rd party one.
    Objection !!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    for Intel CPU, it usually come with the HSF. so you dont really have to apply compound paste .

    unless you dont trust the HSF and buy 3rd party one.
    yah, mine has one. typical heat sink + fan in a frame with two while levers on both sides.
    troublesome to remove , lah.

  8. #8

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    yah, mine has one. typical heat sink + fan in a frame with two while levers on both sides.
    troublesome to remove , lah.
    dont worry so much about CPU temperature , they can never get as high as graphic card. my graphic card can reach 90 degree Celsius when playing those high picture quality games. i can see those funny artifact when the temperature get higher.
    Last edited by ninelives; 11th July 2010 at 11:15 PM.
    Objection !!!

  9. #9
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    for Intel CPU, it usually come with the HSF. so you dont really have to apply compound paste .

    unless you dont trust the HSF and buy 3rd party one.
    Thanks for the comment, ninelives. Ah! So you mean that for AMD chips, there is no HSF? Only heat sink?

    I just removed the HSF from my Intel chip a few weeks back to clean the heat sink and change the thermal paste. Can feel the air coming out of the CPU is cooler now.

  10. #10

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Thanks for the comment, ninelives. Ah! So you mean that for AMD chips, there is no HSF? Only heat sink?

    I just removed the HSF from my Intel chip a few weeks back to clean the heat sink and change the thermal paste. Can feel the air coming out of the CPU is cooler now.
    last time i bought my AMD, dont have HSF one....must buy separately. don't know about now.

    wah, u so hardworking take out the HSF. i wont do it myself coz I quite worry might break it.
    Objection !!!

  11. #11
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    last time i bought my AMD, dont have HSF one....must buy separately. don't know about now.

    wah, u so hardworking take out the HSF. i wont do it myself coz I quite worry might break it.
    Remove it gently lo... Wanted to remove all the dust that has gathered over the years. Can see from the vents outside that the Heat Sinks are blocked with dust. If laptop, then no choice la. But for a desktop, there is a lot of room.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    What CPU thermal compound (to connect CPU to heatsink) do you use?
    What is the best?

    Heard of:
    OCZ Freeze
    Artic Silver


    Bought on impulse from SLS:
    Connectland Silver Cool 1.5G
    ricohflex, how much you paid for the Connectland Silver Cool?

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    ricohflex, how much you paid for the Connectland Silver Cool?
    $8 only. Store name is Z-Nix at SLS.

  14. #14

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Be it AMD or Intel. Both brands CPU must apply thermal compound. Because the function of thermal compound is to fill up irregularities between the surfaces of the CPU and HSF to allow better heat conduction.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: CPU thermal compound

    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    $8 only. Store name is Z-Nix at SLS.
    ricohflex, thanks for the update.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •