Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Falkentyne, May 21, 2018.
This is what I'm debating using. Do you have any pics?
Sorry I' don't have but for easy application put the K5 pro in a empty thermal paste tube/container.
any updates here about LM safety? Still you suggest foam dam barriers for Liquid Metal safety insurance? or better use K5 pro?
If somebody made it with K5 pro... pease shere tips, photos thanks
Yes I still recommend foam dams and I have never used K5 Pro.
do you think that foam dams are better then such way..?
Thick paste works very well, yes. It can just be messy if you didn't apply the LM perfectly and you need to remount, then you have to clean the thermal compound and stuff.
If your heatsink has terrible mounting pressure, paste may be better, since otherwise you would have to trim down the foam dam to about 2mm width for bad heatsinks.
Would you recommend this for applying LM to a MSI GE65?
You can also buy this at Walmart for $0.96. Amazon has a huge markup btw. I'm currently, going to try it out with a liquid metal repaste on my GS66. It looks fine. Its made from polyurethane foam
Typical Values. In general, polyurethane can be used in the temperature range of -62°C to 93°C (-80°F to 200°F). Special formulations can extend polyurethane's performance reach to as high as 150°C (300°F).
Since the foam is only around the die and not touching the die itself it won't get close to the 93 C low upper bound on max operating temps. So it should be fine from that perspective.
Great guide brother @Falkentyne
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