5 best thermal pastes for Threadripper [Black Friday 2020]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Threadripper

The AMD Threadripper is part of the latest generation of gaming CPUs from AMD, the AMD Ryzen.

As you can imagine, being a heavy-duty gaming CPU means that it already comes with high-frequency rates, and those that will be using Threadripper will probably overclock it anyway.

As such, you’ll need some really serious thermal paste if you don’t want your PC to act as a room heater during the summer.

That’s precisely why we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best thermal pastes that you should use for the AMD Threadripper.

Note: Deals are subject to change. Keep in mind that the price tag often varies. We recommend going on the vendor’s website to check the price. Some of the products may be out of stock by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hurry up and hit the buy button.

What is the best thermal paste for AMD Threadripper?

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ARCTIC MX-4

  • Comes in quantities between 2 and 45g
  • Composed of carbon micro-particles which lead to an extremely high thermal conductivity
  • No risks of causing short circuits
  • Lasts for 8 years
  • May be a bit harder to apply since it is very liquid

The ARCTIC MX-4 is a revolutionary product in terms of composition since unlike most other thermal pastes, this one is not made from a liquid metal composite.

The compound is composed of carbon micro-particles which lead to an extremely high thermal conductivity that guarantees that heat generated from the CPU or GPU is dissipated quickly and efficiently.


Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut

  • Convenient 1.0-gram syringe
  • Delivers optimal heat transfer for larger-scale cooling systems, including water-cooled systems
  • Designed with extremely demanding applications
  • A popular choice for overclockers and extreme gamers
  • Thermal conductivity 12.5 W/mk
  • Can be a bit difficult to apply and spread

The Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is a go-to thermal paste for those that love to have powerful PC systems and frequently overclock them anyway.

It comes with a spatula for easier application, and it will manage to decrease the average working temperature by quite a lot.


Noctua NT-H1

  • Renowned premium-grade thermal compound for optimal heat-transfer
  • High-end thermal compound to reduce temperatures on PC applications and electronics
  • Trusted Noctua quality with excellent long-term stability
  • 3.5 g pack for around 3-20 applications
  • Not electrically conductive and non-corroding thermal grease
  • The label is misleading in terms of how many applications come in a tube

If you’re looking for a thermal paste that is trusted by thousands, then the Noctua NT-H1 is the product for you. It manages to efficiently dissipate the heat from both CPUs and GPUs with great effects.

Additionally, despite being metallic it doesn’t conduct electricity and doesn’t corrode your PC components, so you don’t have to worry about the long-term side effects of using it.


Cooler Master HTK-002-U1

  • High Thermal Conductivity
  • Low Thermal Resistance
  • Non-Curing
  • Non-Corrosive
  • Easy Application with Included Razor Blade
  • The occasional quality control issues

If you’re looking for an average thermal paste for everyday use, then the Cooler Master HTK-002-U1 is what you need. While it does get the job done like any other thermal paste, it doesn’t come with anything special.

It does come with an application blade so using and spreading the compound isn’t all that hard, and it also doesn’t corrode your computer component despite being metallic in nature.


Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut

  • Convenient 7.8-gram syringe, making this thermal paste very easy to apply
  • Delivers optimal heat transfer for larger-scale cooling systems, including water-cooled systems
  • Silicon free: Lightweight, flexible and very easy to apply
  • A popular choice for overclockers and extreme gamers
  • Thermal conductivity 11.8 W/mk
  • Some users reported that the temperature changes are way too low

Yet another Thermal Grizzly cooling paste, the Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut is a great choice for avid gamers and those that overclock their systems frequently.

The tube shape makes it very easy to apply, the compound is metallic and dissipates heat in an efficient manner, but it does it without conducting electricity or corroding your PC’s insides.


AMD CPUs are notorious for heating up very well, and since gamers will probably be using them at full capacity, and even overclocking them frequently, it should come as no surprise that they will need a good thermal paste.

Not only will this ensure that your PC doesn’t get damaged over time, but it also means that the lower temperature will translate into better performance during intense moments.

FAQ: Read more about thermal paste

  • What is the best thermal paste 2020?

The CPUs are going especially hot when you overclock them so here’s a list with the best thermal paste for overclocking.

  • How do you apply thermal paste to Threadripper?

Usually, all the thermal paste products come with easy applying instructions. Here are the best thermal paste for Threadripper.

  • How often should I replace thermal paste?

It depends on the quality of the thermal paste. Some products can last as long as 8 years. 

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2019 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.