Why do you need to cool CPU temperature

A serious computer savvy won’t leave his computer without sufficiently cooling it, in order to make sure it performs at its best scope. You only need a tiny amount of TIM. The image beside it is of the same cooler two hours later after we completed testing. This stage ensures that there is the best possible contact between the heatsink and LED. On an Intel P4 or Athlon64 type CPU with a large metal heat spreader, put a small amount of compound onto the center of the heat spreaderP4 About the size of an uncooked grain of short-grain white rice. Then connect the single power connector to the heat-sink fan power header on the motherboard.

Using a thermal paste for CPU

Well, Swiftech has brought all of its best gear together in the H320 X2, including three high-pressure 120mm fans and its Apogee XL2 waterblock. For example, over clocking, no thermal paste, hardened thermal paste, a faulty CPU cooler, and inefficient case air circulation can all cause heat issues. Radiators can often come with a bit of debris left over from manufacturing inside, so you’ll want to give it a very thorough rinse before you hook it up. They are crook. Inspect the motherboard to ensure not dust is there before proceeding.

heat sink compound

In fact, a blob the size of a grain of rice is usually the correct amount of the usual paste-type TIM for modern CPUs with an integrated heatspreader, as shown above. Decidedly, the BB size seems to be a much more appropriate amount for the PGA-478 application since it easily covered the one-inch round copper core of this Intel cooler and then some. In the next 50-200 hours of use, the material will thicken into its final consistency that is designed for long-term stability. Athlon64 About the size of one and a half uncooked grains of short-grain white rice. The Kühler H2O 620 only uses the CPU power connector.

removing thermal paste from CPU surface

What thermal paste to choose

The real benefit of moving up this cooler is its ability to deliver top-notch performance with very low noise levels. You can skip it if you only use your PC for browsing the web and checking email, but it is still recommended. Using the right CPU thermal paste offers significant results to the overall system performance. To do this, heat up some distilled water and pour it into your radiator, filling it up about two thirds of the way. Most thermal paste can only dissipate about 3 Wm/k while a metal against metal can dissipate much more heat. Unplug the CPU fan header from the motherboard.

However, if you are using a liquid metal thermal interface material, such as Coollaboratory Liquid Pro, you’ll need even less of it. Our images above have done sufficiently for depicting how much TIM should be used in a socket 478 cooler, but that’s old news. This is the stage that adhesives will harden even more and make the best possible bond. Spread the thermal compound over the CPU core as shown in the photo below. After hooking up the Kühler H2O 620 power, I fired up my system to test its performance.

Different types of thermal compound

If you are a gamer or want to overclock the CPU, then thermal paste is a must. Plug up the holes, and then shake it vigorously for a minute or two. Alluminum, for example, dissipate 205 Wm/k, copper dissipate 385 Wm/k. Make sure you do not pull it out by grabbing the wire as this would either damage the wires, the connector or the header- all of above. Be aware that these types of TIM are tricky to apply and remove (and they also conduct electricity) so make sure you don’t get any inside your case.

To begin our experiments, we have started with the most basic of all designs. This is what ultimately matters most when discussing thermal adhesives and compounds. A razor blade or the clean edge of a credit card can be used as the application tool. Previously, with the stock Intel cooler, idle CPU temperatures hovered at around 55 to 56 degrees Celsius. After all, it is just a matter of a few bucks and a little effort.