Stop Thermal Paste Buildup Before it Starts
Noctua understands that processor hygiene is an important consideration, and as such they are now offering a way to keep excess thermal paste from gumming up your shiny new AM5 processor. It’s called the NA-TPG1, and it is a more elegant solution than some that we have seen.
Yes, we are living in the era of processor thermal paste build-up accessories
As you may be aware, AMD’s unique integrated heat spreader (IHS) design has been the subject of quite a bit of media / content creator coverage of late, with a heavy emphasis on the thickness of said IHS. Installing your cooler with maximum pressure seems vital in the quest to contain the 90+ degree load temps from these Zen 4 CPUs, but doing so can lead to unfortunate seepage into the nether regions of the processor.
The NA-TPG1 is a simple yet highly effective means to preclude thermal paste build-up in the cut-outs of the heatspreader of AMD AM5 CPUs. When the mounting pressure of the cooling solution is applied, excess thermal paste will be squeezed outwards. With AM5 CPUs, this excess paste tends to accumulate in the cut-outs at the sides of the heatspreader and may become difficult to remove. Simple and risk-free to apply, the NA-TPG1 prevents this undesired phenomenon. Combined with the ten included NA-CW1 cleaning wipes, the NA-STPG1 set gives you everything you need to keep your AM5 processor clean.
Kits which combine the new NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard with Noctua NT-H1 or NT-H2 thermal paste and NA-CW1 cleaning wipes will also be available, with the NT-H1 3.5G AM5 Edition (link) and NT-H2 3.5G AM5 Edition (link) featured on the company’s website.
Don’t expect to find any of the three above products available for sale on Amazon or Newegg here in the USA just yet, as Noctua states that availability begins in December, with The NA-TPG1 will be available in a separate set with ten NA-CW1 cleaning wipes (NA-STPG1) as well as with new AM5 editions of Noctua’s award-winning NT-H1 and NT-H2 thermal pastes. All three products are scheduled to become available in December. Suggested pricing was announced as $7.90 USD for the NA-STPG1, $9.90 USD for the NT-H1 3.5g AM5 Edition, and $13.90 USD for the NT-H2 3.5g AM5 Edition.