Has Alienware changed its heatsink design?

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  1. fudfighter

    fudfighter Newbie

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    Sorry for Necroing this thread, but I just want to let everyone know that putting Gallium (Liquid Metal Paste) on your CPU/GPU die is the dumbest idea I've ever heard.
    Gallium Induced Failure of a Heat Sink


    Now imagine what it does to the bond wires on your CPU/GPU die. Gallium destroys every non ferrous metal, including copper and aluminum. ie. all heatsinks.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-compatibility-with-copper-heat-sinks.800890/

    I think the reason why you're all having so many issues is BECAUSE of using Liquid metal paste.
     
  2. FastMover

    FastMover Notebook Consultant

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    So.... Not .... True
     
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    oSChakal Notebook Consultant

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    Please leave and never comeback.
     
  4. FastMover

    FastMover Notebook Consultant

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    People have been running LM for years
    LM is used globally by industry experts. The video you show is Gallium being used on pure aluminum. Our interface materials are generally copper and nickle plated copper (IHS).

    So your point - and post - belong on a granny forums that deals with windows 98 and older.
     
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  5. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    On every liquid metal paste vendor they explicitly state NOT to use with Aluminum heatsinks (or aluminum material in general). It is PREFERABLE to use with nickel plated copper, but will also work just fine with copper heatsinks (though it will stain).

    Source: I've used CLU on my M18x with no degradation for the past 4 years.
     
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