Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North Dallas, TX
Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal performance degrading within 8-9 Month Period
Greetings OCN, I have delidded my 8700k back in mid-november of 2017. Since then, I have replaced my AIO from a corsair H115i to NZXT Kraken X62 due to the corsair Pump failing. I have not replaced my liquid metal application since then. I'm also using a decent application of the Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste between the IHS and the waterblock.
Within the recent month, I have noticed a dramatic increase in temperatures of my CPU during any type of load.
Then : 5.00ghz @ 1.30v (used to get mid-30s Idle and 65c under full load)
Now: 5.00ghz @ 1.30v (Idle= low-40s, and 100+c and BSOD under full load)
Now: 4.80ghz @1.26v (Idle= mid-30s, low-40s, 90c+ under full load)
I understand the liquid metal needs to be re-applied after a certain period of time, but why would it start degrading so soon? I'm waiting on a new tube of Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut to arrive on Friday for me to reapply LM.
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