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Metallic thermal paste?

Hey guys,

I'm planning to overclock my Ryzen 1300x soon and I was wondering what the differences between the metallic pastes (like Coollaboratory for example) and typical ceramic ones are. I have a Cryorig H7 with a copper-plated nickel base, so oxidation won't be a problem. However, I'd like to know the differences regarding usability, performance, convenience, and the life-span of the two pastes.

Thanks
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    With a 1300x & a h7 just use the included cryorig paste.
    Rzen has no issue dissipating heat through the chip die/surface (unlike intel) & you'll hit ryzens clock limits long before temps are an issue.

    I wouldnt expect more than 55c with an h7.

    Liquid metal pastes have far more negatives than positives, you have to rough up both cpu & heatsink surfaces ,theyre runny , never really set or thicken , are incredibly conductive & a mistake can render a system pretty much broken if you spill it on circuitry or cpu pins.

    I solely use master gel maker nano myself , with its diamond particles its a couple of degrees behind the coolaboratories stuff but has none of the pitfalls .

    You have no need for it though , the cryorig paste is plenty good enough.
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  2. madmatt30 said:
    With a 1300x & a h7 just use the included cryorig paste.
    Rzen has no issue dissipating heat through the chip die/surface (unlike intel) & you'll hit ryzens clock limits long before temps are an issue.

    I wouldnt expect more than 55c with an h7.

    Liquid metal pastes have far more negatives than positives, you have to rough up both cpu & heatsink surfaces ,theyre runny , never really set or thicken , are incredibly conductive & a mistake can render a system pretty much broken if you spill it on circuitry or cpu pins.

    I solely use master gel maker nano myself , with its diamond particles its a couple of degrees behind the coolaboratories stuff but has none of the pitfalls .

    You have no need for it though , the cryorig paste is plenty good enough.


    I still have some Cryorig paste left. However, it's about 2 years old now. Is there a life-span on it or anything, or any signs that I shouldn't use it? Yesterday I tried pushing some out and some of it hardened, but the remaining paste under the solidified paste seemed okay. Just want to make sure.
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  3. Once you've removed the first few mm of hardened stuff it'll be fine underneath mate .

    I think cryorig give it a 3 year use life when it's actually on the cpu & heatsink , you can double or triple that in the tube.
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