7 months ago
I've been using my Ryzen 7 1700 with the stock cooler and stock thermal compound for 6 months.
I decided to replace the thermal compound today.
I loosened the 4 screws completely but the cooler wasn't letting go. I ended up ripping the CPU from the socket and I had to use a knife to pry the CPU from the cooler.
There was no damage to the CPU or the motherboard.
But seriously is AMD shipping their stock coolers with glue as a thermal compound?
I've changed the thermal compound on a decade old Dell Vostro recently that wasn't as bad as the compound that AMD included with their cooler.
Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me?