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Thermal pad for P920 CPUs?

2021-10-13, 21:29 PM

I'm getting ready to upgrade my CPUs. Having seen the thermal pads used in nvme drives, I was thinking of using pads for the CPUs.

Is there any caveats with installing thermal pads vs thermal paste?

 

I will be upgrading to Xeon Platinum 8168s rated at 205w each. Will pads sufficiently cool these?

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Re:Thermal pad for P920 CPUs?

2021-10-14, 11:58 AM

I agree.
Thermal pads are way less efficient than thermal paste due to irregular applying.

 

Also, I would recommend to avoid liquid thermal paste, cause they conduct electricity, and the slightest movement of the computer will lead to a risk of serious damage to the motherboard.

 

You should use some regular thermal paste.

Try a good one, like Grizzly Kryonaut.

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W500 P8700 6GB HD3650 - does not boot anymore
Helix 2 CoreM-5Y71 8GB HD5300 SSD
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Re:Thermal pad for P920 CPUs?

2021-10-14, 2:51 AM

I would strongly recommend an evenly distributed spread of thermal paste on top of the CPU heat spreader as opposed to a 'thermal pad'.  Thermal pads might not allow for the heatsink to torque down properly.  

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Re:Thermal pad for P920 CPUs?

2021-10-14, 11:58 AM

I agree.
Thermal pads are way less efficient than thermal paste due to irregular applying.

 

Also, I would recommend to avoid liquid thermal paste, cause they conduct electricity, and the slightest movement of the computer will lead to a risk of serious damage to the motherboard.

 

You should use some regular thermal paste.

Try a good one, like Grizzly Kryonaut.

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P700 2x2620v3 32GB 1050ti 2xSSD 2xHDD PSU490
W500 P8700 6GB HD3650 - does not boot anymore
Helix 2 CoreM-5Y71 8GB HD5300 SSD

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Re:Thermal pad for P920 CPUs?

2021-10-14, 13:12 PM
Thank you, I will try the Grizzly Kryonaut. I have used Artic MX-4 with good results in past.
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Re:Thermal pad for P920 CPUs?

2021-10-15, 9:18 AM

Indeed, Artic MX-4 does a pretty good job too.

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W500 P8700 6GB HD3650 - does not boot anymore
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