Toothpaste as thermal paste

lo guys i m just curious about my gpu gtx 570 temp reaches to 75 while playing black ops 2 so i just use an toothpaste as thermal paste on gpu and my temp is significantly goes down upto 75 to 60 max i amazed with these thing that how cheap and reliable toothpaste do work well against after market thermal paste and currently i m getting idle is 25 and
60 max at games so i just wanted to know that will it safe to use toothpaste as thermal paste because i not facing any issue of temp right now
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  1. Are you serious?do not use toothpaste.simply get thermal paste.i reccommend get artic silver 5 paste.it will bring your temp down.using tooth paste might damage your gpu.
  2. +1 to ashish 65

    the cost of a thermal paste is only a fraction of the gtx 570....do you really want to risk the card of such a small amount?
  3. wat...
    Well, I bet only you have experience with toothpaste as thermal paste, so you are best suited to answer your question. My guess is no.
  4. I call BS
  5. Toothpaste will dry out and cook if used as thermal paste and the GPU will follow shortly thereafter. Don't do it.
  6. manofchalk said:
    wat...
    Well, I bet only you have experience with toothpaste as thermal paste, so you are best suited to answer your question. My guess is no.

    ah hardware secret also does. . .you would have lost the bet.


    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-July-2011/1334

    anyone care to know how vegemite would do?

    http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm
  7. Good thing I didnt put money on it :lol:
  8. Anonymous said:


    so my question will toothpaste do the job as thermal paste
  9. monu_08 said:
    so my question will toothpaste do the job as thermal paste

    for 12 hours until it dries out. read the bottom of the link post:
    Quote:
    Another interesting finding is that the toothpaste achieved a relatively good performance, being on par with the lipstick we tested last month. However, as we expected, the cooling performance of the toothpaste deteriorates quickly, probably while it loses water by evaporation.
  10. i have found another thread about this too http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445828
  11. i m using this toothpaste as thermal paste http://aloeksa.com/images/stories/toothgel2.jpg
    it says it doesnt have any fluoride and i read somewhere a toothpaste with now fluoride will not cause any corrosion on gpu
  12. monu_08 said:
    i have found another thread about this too http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445828

    here is the one i was looking for:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-January-2012/1468/5

    got to the kitchen and get some mustard instead but, stay away from chocolate!
  13. my laptop is running on mayonisse for about 7-8months ! no problems at all
  14. LOL this thread is hilarious :D
    i laugh for 5 minutes straight.... couldnt help it....

    mayonaise, toothpaste, lipstick, butter, oil, and what next?
  15. AMD Radeon said:
    LOL this thread is hilarious :D
    i laugh for 5 minutes straight.... couldnt help it....

    mayonaise, toothpaste, lipstick, butter, oil, and what next?

    bodily fluids.
  16. They didn't work so well for the keyboard.
  17. i dont see horse *** :( very interesting specimens they are. Can make all sorts of things grow.
  18. My Old GPU is also getting hot.

    Should I use my Colgate now? :lol:
    Or be safe and get a Thermal Paste?

    And Where to apply it?
  19. tunir4295 said:
    my laptop is running on mayonisse for about 7-8months ! no problems at all


    I liked it so much, I tried some AS5 on my BLT. It didn't work quite as well.

    Any *greasy* stuff works well and doesn't dry out like toothpaste -- the more 'viscous' (and thin), the better.

    You can air-test stuff for a few days. Stuff that skims-over normally won't work as well as greasy mayo-like stuff. Makes yah wonder what that mayo does to your arteries.
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