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Best Thermal Grease for Heatspreader?
Best Thermal Grease for Heatspreader? –
I'm using this silicone base thermal grease.
After my BC 60GB PS3 gets ylod, I open to check it and it seems that the paste just spreads to the side leaving the center like almost bare with no paste touching the fan.
I tried using arctic silver and OCZ thermal paste, but it doesn't work that well because its harder to spread because its so thick.
What do you guys recommend? Even having my PS3 out of the case and having a fan on it doesn't work.
Try MX2, don't try MX3 it is crap.
Also make sure you buying from a legit source.
There is alot of counterfeit thermal paste out there, claims to be a well-known namebrand but really it just packaged to look like it.
the best thermal grease is liquid metal pro but this is ONLY for advanced users. there is also a metal pad only for ps3 but the grease has better performance and does not need any burnin
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Originally Posted by tpryor
it doesn't look so hard...
By the sounds of it, your heatsink seems to be warped a little.
Get a straight edge and check it in all directions accross itself. Any gaps will show it is warped.
If it checks ok, then do the same to the heat spreader on the board.
If your console is fine and never get YLOD because of bad GPU solder ball , you can basically use any kind of thermal grease. Any kind will work just fine because your console is still in good condition. No need to waste money on high price one like Arctic Silver 5 or something like that.
If your console has been thru alot of reflow to cure YLOD, there is high chance that it will heat up pretty fast due to the thermal grease between the heat spreader and the RSX chip is not working anymore. In this case, I don't think using high price thermal grease will do any good. But you can try of course.
When apply the thermal grease make sure you put enough in the center of the heat spreader because it is where the RSX chip contacts, the 4 corners are for the RAM chips.
Hope it helps.
Yep, removing the heatspreader off of the RSX and replacing the thermal compound on the blue diamond with a longer lasting thermal paste would probably improve your ps3's life. To make sure the heatspreader stays in place you can use thermal adhesive on the 4 ram chips around the blue diamond.