Liquid Metal Explained: How it works, why it fails (and how to use it)

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  1. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    GPU's have a bigger surface area so heat transfer off a heatsink is more effective than off a tiny BGA or LGA CPU with an IHS, even if the GPU is using more wattage overall (over my head here, but its clearly using less volts but more amps).

    But Pascal needs all the help it can get, with its unavoidable temp throttling.
     
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    yes thats true. pascal is different in that it just turbos all the way up until it hits thermal limits (at least in most systems, especially laptops, ull hit the thermal limit way sooner than the absolute max clock limit)
     
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    What Xtreme temps? Nothing will be more extreme than 100C from the Coffee lake BGA in the new Alienware's. Aka Boiling temp.[​IMG]Mind you, You can't use Liquid metal below 10C or in subzero temps, if this is what you meant with Xtreme temps.

    Another way to remove Liquid metal.


    This one work very good as well. Indigo Xtreme Clean ™ thermal surface cleaner. Will continue to remove even more dirt after you finished cleaning up with 99% isopropanol. Data sheet indigo-xtreme Cleaner/page-dea.pdf

    And I haven't problem with removing +1.5 years old Liquid metal...
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    OEM*s put more attention on the GPU cooling. They look all too much on Intel's stated 45W TDP for mobile BGA. Or better say, not more space for proper cpu cooling in todays thinner and more flimsy laptop chassis after puting a good enough heatsink/cooling for the graphics.
     
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    yep, its like der8auer is playing around with stuff ten gens ahead of us while were super happy with our sticks and stones :D
     
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