How To Apply Thermal Paste to your AM5 Processor (Noctua NT-H2)


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Noctua
Noctua
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPU (Courtesy AMD)
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPU (Courtesy AMD)

A proper thermal paste application is an important part of getting the best temperatures possible for your cooling solution. Too much or too little can lead to higher than expected readings and reduce the already little headroom there is to overclock these processors. With the imminent release of AMD’s new processor, according to popular Twitter leaker @momomo_us and confirmed on the website, Noctua is ahead of the curve in updating its NT-H2 (and potentially their other TIMs) usage instructions by adding the AMD AM5 processors to the “small” CPU type.

The new AM5 socket Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, at least the heatsink looks to be smaller than AM4 (and Intel LGA1700, etc.) which for the NT-H2 product, means a different application method. Where the aforementioned use a five dot pattern (2mm corners, 3-4mm dot in the middle), the smaller IHS required only a single dot in the middle (3-4mm diameter).

Noctua NT-H2 Usage Instructions
Noctua NT-H2 Usage Instructions

Other products vary due to viscosity differences (spreading properties would differ), so be sure to verify yours once your shiny new Ryzen processor is in your hands. Stay tuned to the front page for our launch day coverage!!

Source:  @momomo_us, Noctua

 

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A proper thermal paste application is an important part of getting the best temperatures possible for your cooling solution. Too much or too little can lead to higher than expected readings and reduce the already little headroom there is to overclock these processors. With the imminent release of AMD's new processor, according to popular Twitter leaker @momomo_us and confirmed on the website, Noctua is ahead of the curve in updating its NT-H2 (and potentially their other TIMs) usage instructions by adding the AMD AM5 processors to the "small" CPU type.

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