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Noctua NT H1 Grease

rjbarker

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Although everything on the Net doesnt state this stuff requires "break in" time....my temps have gotten very good over the past week (since orientating my Supremacy Block the right way)......I also re-applied the Noctua grease on 3930K.....and both 1080Ti's.....
I use the "X" Method with a very small dot between each leg.....

3930K @ 4.9 Ghz: 19c - 23c idle and 56c under gaming load
Both 1080Ti's 15c - 17c idle and 37c - 39c gaming (Wildlands)

Very pleased!

btw temps on both thre CPU and GPU's were almost 10c warmer with the Supremacy orientated the incorrect way.

:thumb:
 

Valkyrie

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I always use the dot in the middle or line method of application, as I think it reduces the chance of trapping air pockets in the TIM. If you're putting together two reasonably flat, smooth surfaces, it's hard to use too little. Also, you can only apply so much clamping force without causing problems. I think the limited clamping force and the viscosity of the TIM along with the heat cycling aiding the flow or spread is what's going on with the "break in" effect. If we all had high spec "clean rooms" to do this operation, that would also help, as a single tiny spec of lint or dust may impede the ability to transfer heat.
 

KaptCrunch

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Noctua NT H1 Grease #1 TIM

i use double cross method, 1 on each surface with staggered making an X, apply cooler and twist and pull to look if all covered and remove excess ooze then clamp
 

rjbarker

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^^^ Agree with you Kapt Crunch...Ive been using my "X" method since using EK Water Blocks. (as that was there preferred method).
I dont believe its possible to "trap" air bubbles as there far too much force applied (really....try threading down a Supremacy Water Block or securing a Water Block to a GPU PCB ).....
Jaycee had a great video whereby he demonstrated too much TIM isnt a big deal vs too little (makes total sense).

It does seem to be great grease....Couple of hours of Andromeda last night and never saw either of my GPU climb above 41c. and CPU at 52c (4.9 Ghz).

Great stuff!
 

sswilson

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I used to spread using the finger-wrapped-in-cellophane method, but over the last few years have just gone with the (small) pea sized dot in the middle.

edit: and no.... neither a BB nor a Moores card fits the bill IMO.... for true irony, it needs to be the CC card you maxed out buying that MB and CPU....... ;)
 

clshades

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lol x2

I'll see your credit card and raise you a future shop card with extended warranty.
 
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