IC Graphite Thermal Pad Available for Test and Review

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  1. Papusan

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    And PCH chips only 92/94C. I wonder what temp the ssd reach.
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    oi! u guys having a BBQ here and no one invited me? :p
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    Hey guys.
    I wanna try IC Graphite pads. Do I cut exactly size of a chip, or little bit more is ok?
    They have good thermal conductivity in x-y axes, would it make better if pad will be larger or it won't be contacting heat-sink there anyway because of lack of pressure?
     
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    The more pressure the heatsink does the better, thats the hard part about laptops. With desktop coolers they work just fine.

    I've been using mine for a good few months now, havent had any problems. I did exact size but you have to align it perfectly and make sure it doesnt move. Its also conductive so I would try to keep it away from vrm/resistors. Some have mentioned tape or nail polish glue and putting it on jic. Thats the risk I took and just aligned it and carefully mounted.
     
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    Update on this, I've installed on my 8970M in the M17x R2, and it does about 5-6 deg C better job cooling vs mastergel maker. Instead of stabilizing around 80 degC, it now stabilizes around 75 degC. I tightened the screws down quite a bit, to the point where I feared I may have cracked the die, but it did a good job improving temperatures! Plus, it's reusable! My slave card is running thermal compound still, I will post a crossfire bench soon to compare the difference.
     
  6. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    CM Maker Gel works better if you don't bench it after repaste. Use it like normal for a week and then test. The temps should be the same for several years. I'm using the same paste for nearly 2 years and thermal performance is like Day 1.
     
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    Has Maker Mano even been out for 2 years?
    When I tested the IC pad on my r9 290X, it was 5C *worse* than Mastergel Maker.

     
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    Coolermaster's inconsistent packing does not help.
    On the "Box" versions, it just says "Mastergel Maker."
    On the tube, and on the "plastic" versions, it says Mastergel Maker Nano.

    Inconsistent packaging. Just like inconsistent warped tripod heatsinks.....
     
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    I expect the pictures is posted same time as the Review article. Aka 3 years ago.
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