All in the wrist? Fingering your Threadripper's TIM

Subject: Cases and Cooling, Processors | March 9, 2018 - 02:45 PM |
Tagged: amd, Threadripper, tim, ryzen

If you are looking for advice on how to install and cool a Threadripper. [H]ard|OCP have quickly become the site to reference.  They've benchmarked the majority of waterblocks which are compatible with AMD's big chip as well as publishing videos on how to install it on your motherboard.  Today the chip is out again, this time it is getting a manually applied TIM facial.  Check out Kyle's tips on getting ready to coat your chip and the best way to spread the TIM to ensure even cooling.

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"AMD's Threadripper has shown to be a very different CPU in all sorts of ways and this includes how you install the Thermal Interface Material as well should you be pushing your Threadripper's clocks beyond factory defaults. We show you what techniques we have found to give us the best temperatures when overclocking. "

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March 9, 2018 | 04:55 PM - Posted by hoxlund

That's exactly how I did my 1950x. latex glove and fingering it. spread it nice and even the thermal grizzly. idles at 29C

4GHz all cores @ 1.325v

custom loop using EK's msi x399 monoblock

March 9, 2018 | 06:17 PM - Posted by MoreThanFingeringFromTheGreenGoblinAllOverAgain (not verified)

Latex glove and fingering it you say! Well that's a step up from the treatment that Nvidia is giving to AIBs, PC OEMs, and Laptop OEMs under those Entities' own respective gaming branding, and by extention(Big Long Extention) to consumers also.

Nvidia's doing it long, hard, and raw with no Latex or Thermal-Compound provided to folks with that Green Brand single 21st digit that's not part of any finger or toe based option. Nvidia's got that BOHICA over the entire gaming market with that GPP program and GPP stands for Getting Poked Perpetually while bent over like a daisy in a hurricane.

March 12, 2018 | 11:39 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

so that's why my prostrate is getting overheated, I've been doing it all wrong all these years!

March 9, 2018 | 05:02 PM - Posted by rockmetalroll (not verified)

I wonder about the effectiveness of the extra dabs of TIM being applied over the active die areas. Seems to me that it might actually be going too far. Hence the "footprint" failing to reach the opposite corners, instead of 100% coverage. (?)

March 10, 2018 | 01:02 PM - Posted by Streetguru

I dunno man, GN probably has them beat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWu2tcm4wL8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpvGYxaMLc0&t=625s

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