When Should Your Replace PS4 Pro Thermal Paste and Pads?
- Posted on：2023-02-22 10:33:00
- Source：AOK Thermal Pad Manufacturer FAQs
The PS4 is a great machine and will deliver a great gaming experience even after the PS5 has launched and pushed the industry forward. The PS4 still has a great library of games that can provide a long life if maintained properly. However, older PS4 started to malfunction, which became apparent when the fans became louder and louder. You should consider replacing the thermal paste and pads on your PS4 Pro if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
1.Overheating: PS4 Pro is overheating and shutting down frequently, or if you notice that the fan is running loudly and constantly, it may be a sign that the thermal paste and pads need to be replaced.
2.Reduced performance: experiencing reduced gaming performance or longer load times, it could be a sign that the PS4 Pro is overheating and the thermal paste and pads need to be replaced.
3.Dust accumulation: PS4 Pro has accumulated a lot of dust, it can clog the air vents and reduce airflow, which can cause the PS4 Pro to overheat. Replacing the thermal paste and pads can help improve airflow and prevent overheating.
4.Age: Over time, the thermal paste and pads on a PS4 Pro can dry out and lose their effectiveness, which can lead to overheating and reduced performance. PS4 Pro is more than a few years old, it may be time to replace the thermal paste and pads.
1. Replace thermal paste
Thermal paste is a kind of material used to fill the gap between the CPU and the heat sink. This material is also called thermal interface material. It's function is to conduct the heat emitted by the CPU to the heat sink, so as to keep the temperature of the CPU at a level that can work stably, prevent the CPU from being damaged due to poor heat dissipation, and prolong the service life.
Thermal paste on any electronic should be replaced every couple of years, so since PS4 Pro thermal paste will dry out. Wipe (use alcohol with a concentration of 99.8% to effectively remove thermal paste) the surface to be coated until there are no impurities, it can be directly coated with scraper, brush, glass rod or syringe filling. During use, sometimes a small amount of air is entrained, which can be defoamed by standing, pressurizing or vacuuming. There is no very standard statement on how to apply thermal paste, but there is a rule. The key to applying thermal paste is to be uniform, free of bubbles, free of impurities, and as thin as possible.
2. Install the thermal pads
Thermally conductive silicone sheets are high-performance gap-fill thermally conductive materials, mainly used for the transfer interface between electronic equipment and heat sinks or product casings. Discharge the air between the electronic components and the heat sink during use, so as to achieve sufficient contact. The heat dissipation effect is significantly increased.
The heat conduction pad has the characteristics of not being easy to solidify, which can prevent short circuits from being dangerous, and its high viscosity and super thermal conductivity are quite good. It has a good boost when the CPU or heat sink is in contact, can promote the connection with each other, and realize the purpose of seamless heat conduction. Thermally conductive pads are widely used in the heat dissipation of CPU electrical appliances. It can help provide enough weight to make the air cool to achieve the replenishment function and allow the heat to dissipate quickly.
In most cases, you shouldn need to reapply more than once every 2 years, though you should replace your paste if you remove your cooler for any reason. You may also want to consider reapplying thermal paste if you find your CPU temperatures are climbing. Thermally conductive silicone sheets are excellent in terms of performance and service life. Different from the volatilization and aging of silicone grease, the service life of thermally conductive silicone sheets can generally be as long as ten years, so this is also the reason why thermally conductive silicone sheets can be widely used.
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