I want to replace the thermal pad on my NUC.
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In order for me to assist you better, please provide me with the .txt file that the System Support Utility will generate. To attach a file, you must click the "Attach" option on the bottom right-hand corner of the response box.
As well can you please tell us:
-Which of the thermal pads are you looking to replace.
-Reason why it needs to be replaced.
In the meantime, please take a look at the Technical Specification Sheet of the product, pages 55 and 56, and let us know if it is helpful.
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My Intel NUC is past its warranty. I wanted to replace the thermal pad for the CPU as my NUC becomes very hot. Please can you confirm whether the CPU has a thermal pad or just a paste?
Thank you for your response.
In this case, the actual CPU does not have any thermal pad as specified on the technical Specification Sheet of the product, pages 55 and 56, only Thermal Interface Material (TIM) which in this case we do not recommend to replace as the heatsink on the unit is no intended to be removed.
I would like to share some steps to try to fix overheating issues with your unit:
Isolate the components inside the NUC to check if they are the cause of the issue
No obstruction on the air vent
Set BIOS settings to default
Update the BIOS to the latest version
I hope this helps.
Actually, there is both TIM for the processor and a thermal pad for the chipset (PCH) component. The pad is required because the PCH component does not stand as high as the processor.
We just wanted to double check if you still need further assistance.
Please don't hesitate on contacting us back.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Just to answer your question:
https://www.amazon.com/Phobya-Thermal-120mm-20mm-0-5mm/dp/B0051C2L1S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=15360816... Amazon.com: Phobya Thermal Pad XT 7W/mk, 120mm x 20mm, 0.5mm: Computers & Accessories
Cut a 5mmx5mm square of the thermal pad - fits perfect.
Again, let's be clear: the thermal pad is for the PCH component, NOT the processor. Do not attempt to use a thermal pad for the processor. Also, the required thickness for the pad varies from one NUC model to another. The design engineers tell me that this particular pad should be fine - but they are answering ONLY for the RY NUC.
My main concern is with the high CPU temperature where i plan to use the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011F7W3LU thermal grizzly paste. Is it worth replacing the PCH thermal pad as well?
The PCH temperature was also high when i took a reading last time,
Adapter: ISA adapter
Vcore: +1.81 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +1.74 V) ALARM
in1: +1.35 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +0.00 V) ALARM
AVCC: +3.31 V (min = +2.98 V, max = +3.63 V)
+3.3V: +3.31 V (min = +2.98 V, max = +3.63 V)
in4: +1.00 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +0.00 V) ALARM
in5: +0.00 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +0.00 V)
in6: +0.12 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +0.00 V) ALARM
3VSB: +3.30 V (min = +2.98 V, max = +3.63 V)
Vbat: +3.23 V (min = +2.70 V, max = +3.63 V)
fan1: 0 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
fan2: 8333 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
SYSTIN: +26.0°C (high = +0.0°C, hyst = +0.0°C) ALARM sensor = thermistor
CPUTIN: +85.0°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C) ALARM sensor = CPU diode
AUXTIN: +86.0°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C) ALARM sensor = CPU diode
PCH_CHIP_CPU_MAX_TEMP: +99.0°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C)
PECI Agent 0: +100.0°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C)
(crit = +105.0°C)