*Official* NBR Desktop Overclocker's Lounge [laptop owners welcome, too]

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  1. Robbo99999

    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    I don't think I've got enough Coolaboratory Liquid Metal left to do another CPU or GPU, so I'll probably be ending up taking the latest advice from our folks on here if I need to buy some more - based on what you're saying I'd be buying that Grizzly Conductonaut, I've heard other people say the same thing on here too.
     
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    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    ...or just go for Gallinstan and get 10x more for the same price ;)
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    I really havent had the best experience with Gallistan. Has dried out on my multiple times.
     
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    Although it seems to have a lower thermal conductivity than Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galinstan
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-performance-benchmark,3616-9.html

    38.4 W/(mk) vs. 16.5 W/(mk)

    Ha, it is cheaper though! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galinsta...ass-Vial-Thermal-Compound-Paste-/323066805108

    But if it performs worse & you're going to the trouble of using an electrically conductive thermal paste you may as well get the one with the best performance, almost regardless of price within reason.
     
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    ive compared Gallinstan with CLU a couple times and havent found any difference in temps whatsoever :) and with a price advantage of 10x (same price for 1g CLU / conductonaut vs. 10g of Gallinstan) its a no-brainer for me...
     
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    Interesting for sure.

    EDIT: the composition of Gallinstan can differ according to the wikipedia article, so perhaps the performance depends on the specific blend, do you know the blend you buy?
     
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    Wrong thread...whoops:eek:
     
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    Given "galinstan" is a preparation that can vary by composition I can't see how it is always going to be 16.5W/mK... Or the alternative question is what do they add or do to it to make TGC which is 73 W/mK?

    I have a 30g bottle of Latvian 'galinstan' and I have noticed nothing different the once I've used it so far (compared with conductonaut)
     
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    i usually dont go off the official stated thermal conductivity numbers in W/mK, they dont really mean jack when it comes to real life temps :)
     
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