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Should I replace my thermal paste?

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How often should you replace your thermal paste

Lets start out with what thermal paste or thermal grease is first. Thermal Paste is used to create a very heat conductive seal to somewhere heat is generated to somewhere heat is dissipated. Your CPU has a heat sink on it and this heat sink is removing the heat from the CPU. The thermal paste helps to move the heat into the heat sink efficiently and effectively. Thermal paste is used on graphics cards, CPUs, ASIC miners and just about anywhere a computing chip is used.

 

So how often should you replace it? It depends. For a CPU you should really replace it every 1-2 years. Thermal paste dries up and the heat isn’t transferred as effectively than with new thermal paste. For GPUs you may be able to make it to 2-3 years before you should look into replacing the thermal paste. For ASIC miners, you may want to change your thermal paste yearly.

 

How difficult is it?

Replacing thermal paste on a CPU is very straight forward. You remove the heat sink, clean off the thermal paste then re-assemble. The same goes for GPUs. For ASIC miners it may be a little more complicated but many youtube videos, such as this one can be found to guide you along.

 

How much do I need?

Not much. A small dab is plenty for CPUs, GPUs and ASIC miners. 29g is plenty to change the paste on your GPU, CPU and ASIC miners and if you cant remember the last time, if ever, you replaced your thermal paste $4.99 for enough to replace your thermal paste on your CPU GPU and ASICs isn’t bad for peace of mind that your equipment is working as efficiently as possible. This can translate into better hashrates!. Speaking of hashrate, use code hashrate for 5% of this syringe of 29g of thermal paste.