Thermal Paste Application Methods - Which one is best? - The Workshop


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    Will your thermal paste application method impact your CPU temperatures?
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Axed Sunovaglitch
Axed Sunovaglitch

What is Fortnite?

Vor 11 Tage
krylothe
krylothe

A 10 minute test is a waste of time when using water cooling. Retest using air cooling or retest for a minimum of 1 hr with enough time in between tests for the loop to cool back down to ambient temperature.

Vor 12 Tage
Hi.Bits
Hi.Bits

We need the laptop edition

Vor 13 Tage
Axel Shark
Axel Shark

Cross method is best. Spreading is too much work.

Vor 19 Tage
Erra Titan
Erra Titan

I always use too much, get it on the motherboard, and have no drawbacks.

Vor 21 Tag
Federico Galli
Federico Galli

We miss you, Luke :')

Vor 21 Tag
Dark lord
Dark lord

I just spit on my cpu and call it a bitch. Never gets more than 25 c under full load.

Vor 25 Tage
Frog - Tech - Tips
Frog - Tech - Tips

ye method and type of pasta is important as can happen this to you http://youtu.be/H1OlIzPk28E

Vor 26 Tage
Yadher Bustamante
Yadher Bustamante

Good job. Should call this myth busters

Vor 29 Tage
TednTin
TednTin

maybe next time use shitty thermal paste. The good thermal paste might be working too good to see any difference edit: also shitty cooler and load the system with clockspeed limit

Vor 29 Tage
CENTER311
CENTER311

Conclusion: It is not an art nor rocket science. It is dependent on the pressure and thermal conductivity of the cooling mechanism. Although, I'm curious as to how this would would change on a beefy laptop, given that the TIM is directly applied to the CPU die.

Vor Monat
Jaws Xensroid
Jaws Xensroid

Try the bukkake method like Stefan The Verge do...

Vor Monat
LIGMA
LIGMA

Thumbnail got me scared looked like he was going to bully me

Vor Monat
taff_G1
taff_G1

Great video

Vor Monat
chongolongos
chongolongos

I've heard BB 4.5mm diameter to pea sized 1cm diameter

Vor Monat
guiguspi
guiguspi

Cowbell joke is from a famous skit of SNL

Vor Monat
Pedro Gadea
Pedro Gadea

was that Neil De-Grasse Tyson on your t-shirt (while advertising crunchyroll)? great informational video, well done

Vor Monat
akex005
akex005

Luke looks like he's done with life

Vor Monat
Efreeti
Efreeti

This video gives me a bit of peace of mind. I'm fine with all the hard surface stuff going into PC building, it's hard to put a memory stick in the wrong way, for example, or screw a screw in wrong. Thermal compound is soft and you can't see the end result of your application without taking the cooler back off. Probably an irrational fear then. I'll try to be more confident in applying my own thermal paste (and changing out thermal paste in older rigs) from now on.

Vor Monat
Alex Surh
Alex Surh

Damn, I always thought you wanna cover ALL the top of the CPU but just putting the dot works fine...

Vor Monat
theUglyManowar
theUglyManowar

mounted under glass... No mystery! cross is best! witness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXLu1Ms-q4

Vor Monat
gerble36
gerble36

I have had temps spike up when I used too much paste before ( I over applied by accident and didn't care enough to redo it at the time :P. ). I guess it depends on the cooler. Lower quality heatsinks might just get deflected a bit too much out of shape with too much paste.

Vor Monat
Justin Justini
Justin Justini

Well I slapped the cooler without thermal paste at all. 3 years now, working like a charm. LOL

Vor Monat
Snarfsnarfff
Snarfsnarfff

Can you guys compare 2 2080s in nvlink to a single 2080 ti? Thanks

Vor 2 Monate
Alen
Alen

How about a red john smiley?

Vor 2 Monate
jeb jed
jeb jed

I dont use any thermal paste cause Im not a little bitch!

Vor 2 Monate
Cestarian Inhabitant
Cestarian Inhabitant

TL;DR: It doesn't really matter as long as you use an appropriate amount not too much, definitely not too little. (But use the X cus it makes it look cool!) PS: Crunchyroll is the website created by a bunch of incompetents for dumb weebs who don't know any better than to use crunchyroll.

Vor 2 Monate
Nicholas Wee
Nicholas Wee

If i use dot method is there a need to spread it over the cpu

Vor 2 Monate
Kiddo
Kiddo

Sitting here high asf, trying to find some serious comments about whats the best way, to apply this fucking paste. But nope. There is none. Yall like NPC's like wtf???? My FUCKING third video and even from 3 different channels, and all comments are the same??? Ya like a cult or something?? fkkkkkkk

Vor 2 Monate
Jason Israel
Jason Israel

Just thanks for going through all those! I only build computers every few years.

Vor 2 Monate
Boris Grizchenko
Boris Grizchenko

This is the exact thing o was looking for. Thanks for an awsome test

Vor 2 Monate
Je Spe
Je Spe

Next time you spread thermal paste with your finger, cover your finger with saran wrap. Works great.

Vor 2 Monate
Yahya Safoury
Yahya Safoury

16 in the room and you are wearing a Tshirt

Vor 2 Monate
Said Bakr
Said Bakr

I think that the experiment should be done using another type of thermal paste too. To judge the value of the type, because commonly in other places, Egypt for example, we do not find the gray type that you used in the experiment easily, the most common here is a white thermal paste in small paper packets and it is not in syringe like you had used.

Vor 2 Monate
Sergej Nadaždin
Sergej Nadaždin

Wanna hear an AMD pun? Apparently it has *RYZEN* in popularity Hehe

Vor 2 Monate
Jamie Male
Jamie Male

My cpu so hot i use solder

Vor 2 Monate
Chriss Christov
Chriss Christov

ANIME4LIFE

Vor 2 Monate
Supri Adi
Supri Adi

Thanks a lot, handsome

Vor 2 Monate
Vampahh
Vampahh

Way too little will lose and spreading it with your finger will win...I think

Vor 2 Monate
Eagles_Eye
Eagles_Eye

Thank you I was nervous about getting my own cpu and a cooler and stuff because I wasn’t sure if I would do a good thermal paste and this kinda shows me I can’t go wrong xd

Vor 2 Monate
Darth Gravid
Darth Gravid

I've always used the spread method and never had any issue. I remember several years ago when some big tech channels endorsed the pea/line method and said the spread method was not suitable, despite not including temps or a comparison such as in this video. Honestly do what works for you, there is no magical application method, just invest in a good paste, (I like TG Kryonaut), apply it and have fun gaming 😎.

Vor 2 Monate
fredEVOIX
fredEVOIX

testing heat dissipation without heat in the 1st place 0/20

Vor 2 Monate
CPY
CPY

My guess is spread of paste will be best. (after) Going for the pea method for my pc next.

Vor 2 Monate
BootlegScarce :0
BootlegScarce :0

*cough* gamers nexus *cough*

Vor 2 Monate
Wayne
Wayne

I thought the pea and line methods would have been best, just ensuring there are no air bubbles trapped in there. Oh well. The only negative is the too little method - and potentially the too much method due to possible electrical conductivity.

Vor 3 Monate
DroneAerial
DroneAerial

Never saw such a collection of terriblely corny jokes before (comments).

Vor 3 Monate
Ashen One
Ashen One

Fire Video!! 🔥🔥

Vor 3 Monate
Comp Wiz2007
Comp Wiz2007

Anyone that is anyone uses the thin spread method with an old credit card to spread..   NOW Run that rig for 3 months and check temps..  If you give it some time you WILL see differences, with the blob method that doesn't cover 15% - 20% of the CPU.. If you're using thermal paste with that has conductive materials you don't want gooping off the sides of the CPU..

Vor 3 Monate
liquid0001 (Squadalaxd)
liquid0001 (Squadalaxd)

The Verge method is clearly the best.

Vor 3 Monate
triadwarfare
triadwarfare

"Less is more" is so Fake news, probably except for conductive ones.

Vor 3 Monate
RejiixGamer
RejiixGamer

WIN: X LOSE: Way Too Little

Vor 3 Monate
Mark Bevilacqua
Mark Bevilacqua

I got kinda bored halfway through since it's all the same but that piano music was nice enough to keep me around

Vor 3 Monate
Sentlee
Sentlee

These comments are great.

Vor 3 Monate
Lewis Mackenzie
Lewis Mackenzie

Boring as hell dude

Vor 3 Monate
Guillaume Gaudreault
Guillaume Gaudreault

ahahahah! amazing. Thanks!

Vor 3 Monate
Albylion
Albylion

My temps were running high on my first build with the pea method. So I used a thin layer over the whole thing with a card (not bleeding over the edge--cleaned edges with Q-tips, TP, and soft cloths), and a pea method on that. Went down significantly.

Vor 3 Monate
vBDKv
vBDKv

7:50 is all you need in this video.

Vor 3 Monate
Edward Kostreski
Edward Kostreski

You have brought peace to the thermal wars no longer will people tell each other they are doing it wrong.

Vor 3 Monate
jose marino coloma domene
jose marino coloma domene

16.8ºC and you wear T-shirt... :D

Vor 3 Monate
YarugumaSou
YarugumaSou

Don't forget The Verge's Constellation method

Vor 4 Monate
Dave R
Dave R

I like this guy. He's funny. Lol.

Vor 4 Monate
Hijynx87
Hijynx87

Why is it so cold? lol was it cold out with no heat?

Vor 4 Monate
akagodofheaven
akagodofheaven

7:50 the results

Vor 4 Monate
Ghryst VanGhod
Ghryst VanGhod

of course yr gonna get all the same temperatures with a severely overkill cooler.. how bout trying it again with a HDT sink? something where things can actually go wrong.. also, having too much is not a problem, IF you tighten down the sink and smoosh it all out the sides.. its only a problem if you have a thick layer between the sink and the cpu = resistance

Vor 4 Monate
Mont Jacobs
Mont Jacobs

Poor Luke, every video I watch results in “none of this shit matters unless I intentionally smash things with a 10lb sledgehammer and light them on fire with a butane torch”

Vor 4 Monate
Viktor Latosinski
Viktor Latosinski

I just did my first build. Being affraid of puting on to much, i did to little. Idle 42, Load 75. After this video, I took off the heatsink, cleaning, new (and more) thermal paste: Idle 35, Load 65. Thanks LTT!

Vor 4 Monate
Ric Smith
Ric Smith

finger painting ftw! (thanks for the vid, I was worried about messing up my new build but maybe it'll be ok, and as you did often, I can just retry)

Vor 4 Monate
John Wayne
John Wayne

Shit video. About 4 minutes out of ten are publicity, and none of those 6 remaining matter since the conclusions is: "whatever" .

Vor 4 Monate
Sting Wray
Sting Wray

Rice grand size

Vor 4 Monate
lazerlake
lazerlake

Liked just for Capt'n Mal. Let's be bad guys!

Vor 4 Monate
djazz
djazz

Why are you testing with water cooling? It needs at least an hour to heat up!

Vor 4 Monate
SooperFlye
SooperFlye

Minus the method & amount of paste, should the average CPU temp be about 40°C to 45°C?

Vor 4 Monate
Raja Sandhu
Raja Sandhu

I spreaded with my finger all over my processor is it bad i think i did too much

Vor 5 Monate
Shawn's Silver Stacking
Shawn's Silver Stacking

It will matter once you put the cpu under a 100% load as it sure won't be reading 47c.

Vor 5 Monate
TheLoneWanderer
TheLoneWanderer

Instructions unclear, thermal paste stuck in dick.

Vor 5 Monate
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson

What is the best thermal paste and thermal pads to use on the PS4 Pro?

Vor 5 Monate
Francisco Gonzalez
Francisco Gonzalez

I'm shocked with every test result.

Vor 5 Monate
Doctrine Doomsday
Doctrine Doomsday

Here is what you did wrong: *not using a powerful CPU for your testing *not using a fan&heatsink system *not putting the CPU under a hefty workload If you did all these you would have seen a difference, but this entire video seems pointless

Vor 5 Monate
Abhinav Shanmugam
Abhinav Shanmugam

Could you use liquid metal thermal paste on a Laptop CPU, put it back together and then test if dropping the laptop or shaking it will actually dislodge the liquid metal?

Vor 5 Monate
Psaikodelik
Psaikodelik

Thanks for using Celsius! Americans will know what it feels like converting every measuring unit you read on the internet

Vor 5 Monate
GamingJose
GamingJose

So basically it doesnt fricking matter

Vor 5 Monate
Ivica Gasic
Ivica Gasic

So boring dude, try been more interesting

Vor 5 Monate
EchelonNYK
EchelonNYK

It's a video about thermal paste. What did you expect?

Vor 5 Monate
pavel831
pavel831

Thank you, this was really needed

Vor 5 Monate
VC Guerrilla
VC Guerrilla

Okay. They normally use farenhite scale but when the change in temp. is too small, they use celcius.

Vor 5 Monate
Orxan Qafarli
Orxan Qafarli

For smaller chips best method is "P" , for long chips "line" method and for bigger chips X method best. I tested. Like this thermal paste spread on chips better and no air bubbles. This my choice.😊

Vor 5 Monate
Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa

I used an unmarked Thermal Paste and my 5820k was 35 degrees. I bought a Deepcool Z5 and now it's not below 43 ° C. Hard to understand...

Vor 6 Monate
R.hardy
R.hardy

this has to be because contact between the cpu is always the same so excess will only be squeezed out? you will end up with the same amount on the cpu due to the fact the space is the same every time due to the screw mounts

Vor 6 Monate
Reviewer Maniac
Reviewer Maniac

HERE IS THE FAST ANSWER: just put a small circle in the middle.

Vor 6 Monate
jared Spoolstra
jared Spoolstra

none of them changed cuse your pc is like 3 grand. shit wont go wrong with that

Vor 6 Monate
DigNap15
DigNap15

Also, would it be a good idea to remove the cooler after a few months and see if the different methods spread the paste differently? My self I cannot see how the P method would be good, how can the paste spread out all over the CPU?

Vor 6 Monate
Kyle Sabbagh
Kyle Sabbagh

you forgot the method of using the whole syringe of paste XD

Vor 6 Monate
Kachongui Kach
Kachongui Kach

Try this on a 2 year old low end laptop, repaste it and check how better it performs (if it does).

Vor 6 Monate
invent this
invent this

i use a pea when i do mine make the house smell like a pot pie

Vor 6 Monate
BuckDown16
BuckDown16

HAHAHAHA, good clip guys, funny! I've always thought people were overthinking thermal paste

Vor 6 Monate
Sleksin
Sleksin

Any method that doesn't trap a bunch of air with a decent amount of paste should probably be very similar. Since it's a small area with a small amount of paste air bubbles are not much of a worry, unless you somehow make a hollow circle of paste.

Vor 6 Monate
Jed Sanford
Jed Sanford

So something I have occasionally seen people do is apply the paste to the cooler instead of the CPU, which seems clever, right? Cause you wont be all shaky holding that tube down by your MB. Thoughts on that?

Vor 6 Monate
shaunskii
shaunskii

How about for GPU's??? There is no heat spreader and its critical to get the entire die covered!

Vor 6 Monate
airsoftnub
airsoftnub

Small line

Vor 6 Monate
Jorge Escobar
Jorge Escobar

Maybe you need to consider longer usage of the CPU, as the thermal paste may be reduced as the temp rises ?

Vor 6 Monate
Melissa Wallace
Melissa Wallace

If you apply the rub the paste into the pores or the cooler and cpu... Then reapply you will get at least a 5 - 10 C performance improvement with Arctic Silver 5. I have done it. So you missed a method. And make sure you sped a thin layer with a razor.

Vor 6 Monate

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