06-22-2020 07:18 AM
06-24-2020 08:42 AM
Well, you should let your fans revving so high only if needed, so with temps at 80+ °C. With a good repasting, I assume your system will be quite cool and those speeds will be an extra, and not the usual speed.
Anyway, I use NBFC since years reaching that speeds in heavy gaming and fans are still good without signs of wear or strange noise :rolleyes:
06-24-2020 12:19 PM
06-24-2020 03:25 PM
Well, that hard to say just looking at the photo. I reported my experience of when I used pads and I had CPU temps issue (mostly on one specific core), and I suggested you to try with thermal paste only.
I know that is a tedious and expensive process, but I think only thing you can do now is to re-assemble it with thermal paste, at least on the little MOSFETs (ones cirled in red, that have a good contact).
Even in my case CPU contact looked good at the view, but I solved my problem in that way.
06-24-2020 11:41 PM
I did some tests with the pads now and I think you're 100% right. Unfortunately, I ran out of paste , so I have to wait for a new one before trying it out.. Thank you though, should've listened to you from the start.
Guess I wanted to use the pads for something since I paid for them already.
06-25-2020 03:57 AM
07-03-2020 12:54 PM
07-04-2020 05:21 AM
New paste arrived today and I used it on everything this time, no thermal pads left. Temperature is still the same unfortunately, ~76 for gpu and ~92 for cpu (still throttling from 3.4 to 2.5 GHz like before). I ran out of ideas at this point honestly. Doesn't make any sense to throttle worse than before, when it had 2 year old low quality paste and ton of dust.
Also I successfully added 1TB 860 evo without having to remove anything, I was surprised how small it was:
07-04-2020 06:36 AM
07-04-2020 11:04 AM