OMG, can the two of you stop measuring eachother up. At some point I am going to ask that you get a room together.
The question was about those thermal pads instead of using paste.
EZ_PC_TECH, believes they are non-sense but there are several on the market and it has over 600 reviews which an extremely high rating. I am asking if anyone has tried these on a Ryzen CPU and what were the results when compared to thermal compound?
EDITED: I found this article https://graphicscardhub.com/best-thermal-pad/
Hmm, also found this youtube video
I'm not saying that they are nonsense, they definatly will be useful for some, I just said that the thermal compound will most likely give you better results which makes sense since TIM can fill the microcavities, unlike the pad. Unless you'll add some thermal paste to both sides (I do this with most of the pads I use for GPU, VRM, VRAM, etc), but then it's not clear what is the purpose of that pad at the first place. In the case of VRAM, you need to fill the 0.5mm+ gap, and the pad is necessary, while with CPU we need as direct contact as it just possible.
BTW: Look at the bad review first https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B07CK9SHZG/ref=acr_dp_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&re...
On Amazon, quite often people giving a good review for sort of giveaway. Those "free stuff reviewers" unlikely will give 1 star for the product, while people who really paid for it will do it without hesitation.
I dont know what the changes are but the 3004 bios is released.
CH7 Wifi https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_CROSSHAIR-VII-HERO_WI-FI/ROG-CROSSHAIR-VII-HERO-...
With "1usmus ryzen power plan" or "AMD Ryzen balanced power plan" my 3900X doesn't clock below 3717MHz with Bios 3004. If i activate "energy saving mode power plan" it clocks down. 😞
I no longer see them going into "sleep" on both the Ryzen Balanced and Ryzen High Performance Power plan, but they are going down to 300-400MHz according to Ryzen Master and voltage is also going down to 1.1V.