Foam dam barriers for Liquid Metal safety insurance guide.

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  1. jl1728

    jl1728 Notebook Enthusiast

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    That looks pretty similar to what I used. I still had to slice my foam in half, which took a few tries. Used double edged razor blades and sawed them slowly.
     
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    Nice find and looks good for me as well.
     
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    This depends on the denseness of the foam you buy.
    This foam isn't dense at all so the thickness is fine.
    The denser the foam, the less thick it has to be.
    You don't want resistance on your heatsink pressure.
     
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    Would you use LM on a laptop that moves twice at day,everyday?
     
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    depends on the heatsink fit, kind of movement, LM application, measures taken against potential spills....
     
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    I wouldn't, the more I used LM and understood it the less I liked it and eventually decided that if the stock Shin-Etsu doesn't work well enough and the heatsink doesn't supply enough even pressure to use a PGS pad you should buy something else. All LM does is mask a fundamental engineering problem that eventually will lead to some kind of catastrophic failure when the LM shifts or dries. It's not a matter of IF it's a question of WHEN.
     
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    I still have some Kryonaut lying around. Is it possible for me to use Kryonaut paste as the dam? Was thinking of applying it around the die on top of kapton tape. Wondering whether this will seal it completely from any air or whatsoever.

    EDIT: ordered K5-pro since i noticed that K5 pro is a lot thicker and hopefully its gonna provide some nice seal
     
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