Cooler Master's thermal paste tubes were redesigned because parents thought their kids...

wiyosaya

TS Evangelist
Like the article mentioned, applying a wide stripe of TC to the proc??? šŸ˜µ

Definintely the marketing department trying to sell more TC.
 

Malakai2k

TS Enthusiast
I see that spray painted motherboard in the photo. Clearly the kids have gone back to chroming now instead.
 

poohbear

TS Evangelist
Wow some big typos in Coolermaster's tweet. You'd think multi-million dollar companies would pay for an editor on their official tweets. :p

"We didn't change the shape of the syringe to make applying thermal paste a lot (this is awkward) easier, but because we we're (2 subjects?? or did they mean "we were") getting tired of having to explain (to) parents that their kid isn't using drugs."
 

Sphinxa279

TS Rookie
Talk about the most click baity title of 2020 so far. Shame on you tech spot.

Gotta get that ad revenue somehow eh?
 

SethNW

TS Rookie
This reminds me of times when CD drives were new and some people actually called them cup holders with serious face. But yeah, this is not first crazy thing parents would do, due to lack of knowledge or understanding.

As for paste application, there are plenty of YouTube videos proving once and for all, that thermal paste application just doesn't matter and only way you can go wrong I'd to use too little. Too much is actually not an issue in terms of performance, but more in terms of a mess it can leave behind. Because excess will just squeeze out on the side and as paste heats up, cooler will settle down just fine. Only way it can actually be dangerous is if your paste is electrically conductive. But other than that, except too little, temperature variance between applications is lik 1-2C, which will really only matter, if you are into extreme overclocking and need every degree of headroom. For 99% it won't really matter. Just saying.

As for application, I vi ld see new tubes being more newbie friendly. However for rest, I don't really think they will do anything. As for spread, it really won't change anything.
 
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wiyosaya

TS Evangelist
Wow some big typos in Coolermaster's tweet. You'd think multi-million dollar companies would pay for an editor on their official tweets. :p

"We didn't change the shape of the syringe to make applying thermal paste a lot (this is awkward) easier, but because we we're (2 subjects?? or did they mean "we were") getting tired of having to explain (to) parents that their kid isn't using drugs."
Give them a break. After all, their most fluent language is geek!
 

3volv3d

TS Addict
While the reasoning is stupid beyond all logic, the result is actually kinda cool! More TIM makers should offer a tube like this.
I can not concur. The tube was perfect for the grain of rice idea. Squeeze, rice, done.
You don't spread the thermal paste out. You just squish ya cooler down. You don't lift it back up unless youre ready to wipe clean and start over.