AMD’s newest Raven Ridge APUs use thermal paste, or TIM, instead of solder. This means that some of you may be tempted to remove the stock thermal paste and replace it with liquid metal solution in an effort to achieve lower temperatures. So today we have Ryzen 5 2400G delid temps for you to see what sort of headroom you can gain from the process.
Ryzen 5 2400G Delidding & Temperature Benefits
The thermal data comes from famed overclocker der8auer. He was able to delid his Ryzen 5 2400G using the existing Delid Die Mate 2 (DDM2), originally designed for Intel IHS removal. Once delidded, der8auer replaced the stock thermal paste with Thermal Grizzly, which offers higher levels of conductivity than standard solution.
der8auer then tested the delidded Ryzen 5 2400G and compared both stock and overclocked temps. The processor gets overclocked to 3975MHz under an NZXT Kraken X42 AIO, and when pushed further at the same voltage was only stable to 4000MHz.
At stock, Ryzen 5 2400G delid temps are 7 and 12 degrees cooler under Cinebench R15 and Prime95 respectively, offering load thermals of 51 and 53 degrees. When overclocked, the temperature difference ranges from 10-15 degrees, resulting in load thermals of 58 and 64 degrees in each respective workload.
Now comes the question: is it worth delidding your new Ryzen 5 2400G? Well, it depends. The improvement in temperatures is noteworthy, which means you will be able to get some extra headroom for overclocking. So from an enthusiast perspective, the process is worth it.
From a practical perspective though, it will depend entirely on your needs. If you’re having issues with the noise of your system, delidding the processor will allow you to reduce fan speeds, or you can use a smaller or low-powered cooler while maintaing the same temperature as previously.
What do you think? Are temperature benefits enough for you to delid Ryzen 5 2400G?