So i added new mx-4 thermal paste on my gigabyte 550 ti card and the temperature is higher than it used to be.
I didn't get the arctic silver 5 cause I was like HERP DERP when I chose the thermal paste.
So the average temperature before the mx-4 application was about 35c degrees on idle. Now, it's at a 40C degrees average after the mx-4. Anyone know why it's such a big difference compared to the stock paste... T__T
Ontop of that.. My CPU temperatures with the mx-4 is pretty stable. So... I don't know. :S
I'm thinking of....
Should i just get the arctic silver 5 and test that out....?
if you still have more mx-4 give it another try before spending more money. All these thermal compounds shouldn't differ by more than a couple degrees.
You may also want to let it cure for a couple days and see if the temps drop. Yes, the instructions often say 200hours for full cure, but people who tested this said realistically after a couple days you're pretty close to cured.
hey raytseng! thanks for the wonderful info. i did the dot method on my cpu and it works perfectly. I cleaned off the cpu. It's just the gpu that's been reacting. The cpu temperature dropped 4-5 degrees from the pervious idle (added on a nh-d14 + with the mx-4 paste). I'll give it another few days for the GPU temp. I don't think it turned out really well.