Hey guys so I have a 2018 mfd Xbox one x, paste was dried up so I replaced with some cheap no name paste. It was absolute crap. Never spread well was far too thin so could never get the Xbox to stay quiet.
I must have tried 20+ times to re paste it. Finally figured out the paste was the cause.
I’ve now bought new deepcool z5 paste but I now have a problem with the thermal pads. I can never make the heatsink make good contact with the gpu. The paste will never spread properly. I cannot simply replace the pads as we are in a level 4 lock down and won’t be able to get new ones for 4 weeks plus.
I tried rolling the green pads up into balls and making as big as possible so they would squish down to 2mm but that hasn’t worked. Everything I try the paste is not making proper contact. Seems like the heatsink puts too much pressure on the gpu and pushes the paste out as it always squishes off to the side.
Getting really desperate and kind of need some advice if I can do a home solution to fix this.
Thanks a bunch.