Xbox Thermal Paste is not something that gets discussed as much as other computer hardware, but it’s a vital part of the process when building a gaming PC. Without it, the CPU would not be able to properly transfer heat from the processor to the cooler and it could overheat causing stuttering, throttling, or random shutdowns. Choosing the right paste, applying it correctly, and reapplying as needed can help prevent this from happening.
In this article, we will show you how to apply a fresh coat of Xbox thermal paste so your gaming PC can continue running cool and fast. We’ll also tell you how to check CPU temperatures and make sure you have the best thermal paste for your gaming rig.
Changing the thermal paste on an Xbox console is fairly easy but you will need to open the console to get to the process. This may be difficult for people who do not have the tools or skills to do so by themselves, in which case it’s a good idea to take the console to a technical service instead.
The first step is to make sure the CPU is clean, with no old thermal paste on it. You can do this by using some cotton swabs and alcohol to remove any remaining residue. Once the CPU is clean, it’s time to apply some fresh paste.
When you’re ready to apply the new thermal paste, it’s important that you use a small amount. Over-applying it can reduce its effectiveness, so don’t be tempted to use too much. The most effective method is to place a pea-sized drop on the middle of the processor and spread it out evenly with a flat spatula.