How long does conductonaut last?

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  1. Deks

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    Compressed air can sometimes push dust further into the system and not really solve too much.
    I would suggest you open up the unit and manually inspect the insides for dust buildup.

    And if that isn't the case (it doesn't hurt to check), just replace the thermal paste in that case.
     
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    I like polyurethane foam dams. They work quite well and also double as a barrier to stop LM from ever escaping the CPU area. Air conditioner filter foam is excellent for this and you can get it on amazon or at your hardware store. Window foam tend to often be far too thick. Here's some perfect stuff you don't even have to search for:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GKC2US/

    You also don't want an airtight foam whatsoever. Anything fully airtight will be so thick that it will interfere with heatsink pressure. Simple 15 ppi polyurethane foam is good enough, but it should only be a few mm thick. It will compress greatly with pressure anyway and will block anything that tries to get in or out.

    I learned it by reading and watching. Nothing more.
    And you can make your own liquid metal. All you need are gallium, indium, tin, and a crucible. Then some needle syringes to store it in for use.
    Tin is needed to lower the melting point to 0C or lower.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galinstan



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    https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooli...yd_liquid_metal_thermal_paste_and_so_can_you/
     
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  3. Casowen

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    It running out isnt the problem. Oxidization is what I am trying to prevent, and that poly products sole purpose is to pass air. I suppose something like it would be useful, but it needs to be relatively air tight, and have a high heat tolerance rating.
     
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    As I said before, it won't pass air if you compress a 2mm foam into 0.2mm.
     
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    If you have the time, let Liquid metal stay on heatsink a couple of days. Then put on new.
     
  6. Casowen

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    First i've heard of this, so what does that accomplish? Its been sitting on there for about 10 months currently.
     
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    I guess this is so the Gallium would be absorbed into copper. You then remove the remaining paste, apply new one and the new application should last longer since some of the Gallium is already absorbed into copper from initial application.
     
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    See post below.
     
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    Oh that. Goodness and I thought I overdid it last time with liquid metal in my first repaste. I am not certain but I would be curious to know what's the point of complete saturation is of gallium would be on a copper surface to a point that it no longer absorbs. Just trial and error this point, and I'm not sure how resellers that do liquid metal get away with it, if they get away with it at all because this took 9 months to get to the point of saturation and have a thick layer of the remaining metals from conductonaut.
     
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    I guess this is why most resellers do not have an option of applying liquid metal ;-) Those who do apply it probably hope that it will last long enough for warranty to expire.
     
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