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[GUIDE][Hard mod] Nexus 5's throttling solved by adding thermal paste.

1st May 2015, 09:15 AM |#41  
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Make sure though that you pick one which is about 16mm x 16mm x 0.5mm or else it wont fit into the gap.

It have size 15x15, too bad?
 
 
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15x15 is slighty smaller than 16x16, it will fit without any problems
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i often thought about this,the thermal paste is used to transfer heat over to the metal frame if it makes contact.

you would want to use arctic ceramic to be safe, non conductive insulating thermal paste, even though the 99% silver is the best for conductivity you would want make sure it doesnt get in contact with the motherboard.
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thanks for this, I do wish that the dropbox images worked - and I also used an alternative 'guide' to take the Nexus 5 apart, the ifixit is rather poor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPuCmfhzgbg

I had to only guess how much thermal paste to put on the square as the image you posted on dropbox did not work. but thanks for the help still.
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Arctic Silver 5 or similar thermal pastes are non conductive under regular circumstances. You need a lot of pressure in order to make it conductive Arctic Silver 5 is quite sticky and tough to apply but its stable even after years of usage.

If on the other hand you want to use some liquid metal fluid, this one is 100% electrical conductive and not stable at all. In comparison to regular paste, it will evaporate sooner or later and leave a hard layer behind which is very hard to remove.

Just use whatever paste you like since the thermal difference will be 1-3 at best, even standard silicone paste ( the white stuff you use for power electronics ) is better than no paste at all.

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i often thought about this,the thermal paste is used to transfer heat over to the metal frame if it makes contact.

you would want to use arctic ceramic to be safe, non conductive insulating thermal paste, even though the 99% silver is the best for conductivity you would want make sure it doesnt get in contact with the motherboard.

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ID:	3303509 Remembering the One X, and the way it had copper on the battery and the CPU. I ordered a piece and cut it to fit the battery, the remaining pieces were attached to the square cut out on the metal backplate (with thermal paste in front of the copper) and a couple layers to make sure it's still touching the metal plate (its pretty thin). Applied a very small drop of thermal paste on the CPU too. The battery does feel genuinely cold to the touch now. CPU idle has dropped from ~42C to ~37C. Benchmarking soon.
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