Non-Conductive Thermal Paste for Laptop?

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  1. RainbowRunner

    RainbowRunner Notebook Enthusiast

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    So I am about to do a repaste for my laptop, only to find out my tube of MX-4 is almost empty. Since people report they have degradation issue with Kryonaut once the temp past 80, so that is out.

    Liquid metal is too much of a hassle for me, because in order cleaning the fans and heat sinks, I have to remove the entire cooling module, and repaste both gpu and cpu. Personally I just want to stick with traditional non-conductive material. What do you guys think?
     
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    Chastity Company Representative

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    IC Diamond 7, nice thick paste for less than optimal laptop heatsinks.
     
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    GeLid GC Extreme perhaps?
     
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    jotm Notebook Evangelist

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    So, I'm still using MX4. Tried Gelid Extreme, but it seems to degrade faster than MX4. Like, much faster. 3 months and temperatures go up a lot. MX4 lasts half a year easily. They seem to be about the same long term though (over a year).

    From what others say, IC Diamond lasts even longer, but is harder to apply (thicker), so if you want a new paste you could try that I guess.
     
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    If the die is a rectangle, you use a line 3/4 the size of teh die. If the die is square, you use a big pea size in the middle. It's ok to use more than you think is minimal, it will spread itself when it gets warm, and is non-conductive, so safe. Also the extra amount won't affect thermal transfer. The stuff is pretty much idiot-proof. :)
     
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    Thanks for the opinions guys, however I am not really a fan of IC diamond due to its abrasive nature (my laptop is only two month old, want to keep it shiny XD). Anyone had experience with MasterGel Maker, in term of longevity viscosity and etc.? Eluktronics offers it as a thermal upgrade so guess it should be decent?
     
  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Go for Phobya Nanogrease Extreme. Similar as ICD and is one of the best paste out there. The only better option is Liquid metal.
     
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