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Why it's Important to Find the Best Thermal Paste You Can When Going to Upgrade a Computer

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Why it’s Important to Find the Best Thermal Paste You Can When Going to Upgrade a Computer

There comes a time when we find that our current computers are not able to run certain applications that we need in the course of doing business.  In such a situation, the option you have is to either buy a new one or upgrade your current computer. It is however important to note that upgrading the current one is the most cost effective option. This comes with a cache though. The new CPU is going to produce more power and heat and thus, you need a better cooling system and that is where the idea of finding the best thermal paste comes into being. In this thermal paste article, we are going to look at the importance of finding the best thermal paste when upgrading your computer.  

Speeds up heat transfer

Thermal paste is basically a substance that is applied on the space between the processor and the heat sink. The paste increases the rate of heat transfer between the processor surface and the heat sink. There are different types of thermal pastes in the market that are applied in different ways. However, this depends on the type and size of the processor. When you upgrade your computer’s CPU, you should consider going for a performance thermal paste to help put the excess heat away. The better quality heat sink helps in dissipating heat from the CPU so that it can cool and perform better.

How to apply the paste

Mostly, high quality pastes are applied in a circular motion. After that, the pressure of the heat sink is going too help it spread evenly on the surface of the CPU. However, when you are dealing with the much newer processors, the application methods vary. You can either go for the die line method or surface area spreading method where the paste is smeared evenly on top of the CPU. In the die line method, the thermal paste is applied in the length of a rice grain all across the surface of the heat spreader. And when the heat sink is installed on top of the paste, it is going to spread it all over the surface.

Increased thermal conductivity

An upgraded computer requires a better quality thermal paste so as to increase the thermal conductivity of the area between the heat sink and the processor. There are thermal pastes that come with fine silver particles that are very good in conducting heat. Such thermal compounds are ideal for fast cooling.  

Does not separate

A good thermal paste should last in your computer for a long time without signs of either breaking or separating. Unlike the ordinary thermal pastes that develop the yellow light of death even before the warranty is over, a high quality thermal paste will last in your computer for months. If a thermal paste hardens up, it is not able to remove heat from the system and this will cause overheating problems.



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