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Old 4th May 2017, 08:12   #1
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Havoline 4T as thermal paste on GPU

Many people have experimented Toothpaste, oreo cream, mineral oil, ketchup and face creams as thermal paste now its time for engine oil.
Saved a few drops from my bike's engine oil and poured it onto my r7 370.
Idle temps are exactly the same. Max temp had a difference of one degree.
Used unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0


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CPU: i7 2600
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz
GPU: r7 370 2GB
HDD: 500 GB ( sata II )
PSU: Antec EA-500D (500W)

Ambient : Around 30c
idle temp engine oil: 34c
idle temp with cheap TIM: 34c
Max with oil : 73c
Max with Cheap TIM : 72c


* The initial temps in case of engine oil were already at 72c because i started ungine benchmark tool but didnt start recording so after 2-3 min i started the actual benchmark and recording, which in my case are from same button F9.

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I am not that much satisfied by the results of cheap thermal paste or the engine oil. But considering the results were so close to each other and temperatures were pretty safe too, i think that either the cheap TIM is awful or engine oil is performing good.
*Engine oil can be used as thermal paste its safe and the results are satisfactory too.
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Old 6th May 2017, 19:48   #2
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So after 2-3 days i Disassembled my GPU back to clear some of the questions asked

Q1. Will the engine oil seep out of its place ( i.e between the GPU die and HSF )
Q2. Will it cause any damage to GPU die or HSF ?
Q3. Will it smell bad or will the performance degrade over time ?

Ans. The short answer to all these question is No.

*Its the best substitute of thermal paste ever discovered.
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Why would you want to?

There are inexpensive products that do the job very well.

I understand the need to experiment but I for one would never use engine oil on any pc part.
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Old 7th May 2017, 08:14   #4
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Why would you want to?

There are inexpensive products that do the job very well.

I understand the need to experiment but I for one would never use engine oil on any pc part.
Well it was for free ( just a drop of oil that would have even ended in trash with that bottle ) and performed pretty much the same as cheap thermal paste, was very easy to clean and had no side effects so why not ?????
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