Kryonaut vs IC Diamond

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  1. Weaboo1917

    Weaboo1917 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Which of the two pastes would be better on a gaming laptop?

    I was originally thinking Kryonaut, but saw many posts about it having a short lifespan when temperatures get over 80 C (even though the website says it can be used up to 350 C), which will probably be quite common on a gaming laptop. On the other hand, IC Diamond is supposed to have a long life, but scratches the surfaces it’s applied to.

    I want a paste that I can leave for at least a year and get consistent performance without it drying out, preferably without damaging my hardware, so which of the two should I get?

    Thanks!
     
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    cucubits Notebook Evangelist

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    I'd also like to know this. I'm planning on doing a complete repaste job on my new G703GX. I will document the process as I haven't found any proper guides.

    Also, I'd like to know what's the best type of thermal pads to be used on the other components (FETs, PCH, etc.) which need cooling around the mainboard? I'm assuming I won't leave the stock pads there.
     
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    joluke Notebook Deity

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    Casowen Notebook Consultant

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    Conductonaut. Nothing to dry out. Owning both IC and kyro I can assure you that you will probably not notice any real tangible difference, but Conductonaut will.
     
  5. cucubits

    cucubits Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes, but that's in a completely different category. It should be compared to other liquid metal options. While it's true that it works better, much more care is needed when applying. It will short out any contacts it touches and if any amount gets on any aluminum (bolts/heatsinks/etc) it will start a reaction and turn them into a brittle mess.
     
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    Kryonaut = utter crap

    Works like a charm when you first apply it, then quickly starts to deteriorate in performance. In my experience with my previous high overclock, I wasn't even to use my laptop without it reaching 90C and thermal throttling after 3 days

    See:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/thermal-grizzly-kryonaut.790919/page-10#post-10261106

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...s-before-i-start.741745/page-65#post-10249996

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...iquid-metal-paste.812596/page-2#post-10660500
     
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    cucubits Notebook Evangelist

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    Interesting, so liquid metal is still be best long term option, if care is taken when applied...

    Too bad not enough people are doing their proper research before jumping in on repasting. This kryonaut thing has great reviews from thousands of buyers on amazon for example... but numbers don't lie, so yeah...
     
  8. TANWare

    TANWare Just This Side of Senile, I think. Super Moderator

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    ICD, applied and used properly, will not scratch and last for years. LM's by their nature are liquid and as such are subject to those dynamics.
     
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    I like Kryonaut and don't have any issues with it drying out even after months of use. I do use MX4 on customer machines because the longevity seems to be really great on it.
     
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    Use ICD over Kryonaut, I've not had much luck with it at all as it starts drying out in less than a week. ICD on the other hand has lasted me months without needing a repaste. With any paste or liquid metal the main thing which determines longevity is how tight your heatsink fits. If you have a well fitted heatsink most pastes will last a while, but with poor fit all pastes will eventually dry out. For poorly fitting heatsinks ICD is probably best as its one of the thickest pastes.
     
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