Question: Can We Use Toothpaste As Thermal Paste?

So toothpaste gets you 69% to cooling nirvana, even after the dry-out period.

You acutally would be surprised.

In a pinch, yes, it is OK but a pinch is basically 12 hours.

All of these ideas will help you in a pinch but ALWAYS get proper thermal paste.

Is toothpaste a good substitute for thermal paste?

Mix half teaspoon of toothpaste and mucaine in the vacuum-packed container. To enjoy substitute of thermal paste, you can keep it in the fridge. Make use of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and blend it with toothpaste. The hair wax displays low temperature so you can make use of it as the thermal paste substitute.

Is it OK to run a CPU without thermal paste?

Actually, no you dont need thermal paste, its helps yes but aslong as the HSF is doing its job and makes sure the CPU doesnt over heat then its fine. Plus the Thermal Paste doesn’t conduct heat very well, but its better than the air gaps.

What can I use if I don’t have thermal paste?



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Is thermal paste mandatory?

Yes, thermal paste is required for EVERY CPU. The stock heat-sink will come with thermal paste pre-applied. You don’t need to buy thermal paste unless you are using an aftermarket HSF.

Does thermal paste expire?

It depending on the solvents used in the making of the compound which may dry over the years, and not the thermal paste. This is not a reason to get stressed as the paste is still going to do its job, even when the inner substances are dry! So, there is no reason to replace the dried thermal compound.

How long does thermal paste last?

If you’re using low-quality thermal paste, such as the stuff you get with some CPU coolers, it may dry out in two or three years. A hot-running CPU will also dry it out faster. Good-quality thermal paste (like Arctic Silver) might last somewhat longer, maybe up to four years.

Can old thermal paste cause overheating?

Thermal paste will dry after about 2-3 years of being properly applied to a cpu and heatsink, the heat generated by the cpu/gpu causes this yes.

What happens if you apply too much thermal paste?

If you put too much, it actually acts as an insulator, which is the exact opposite of what you want. In the worse case scenario, you can overheat and damage components. The point of thermal paste is to provide a medium to increase the thermal conductivity between your CPU and the base of the heatsink.

Can too much thermal paste be bad?

Putting too much paste on a socket generally won’t hurt thermal performance, because the act of tightening down the cooler squeezes out the excess. Too little paste is bad, but anything above the minimum threshold will have the same effect once the cooler is tightened down.