Repasting with CooLaboratory Liquid Ultra, any tips before I start?

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  1. [Nikos]

    [Nikos] Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi @ll!

    I will post benchs and pics before and after the repasting time.
    Do any of you have any advice before I do the job?
    This thermal compound is not usable with aluminum heatsink and as far as I know 3 pipe-heatsink is copper made right? So, no trouble at all with that according to technical sheet.

    Thermal compound:
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    Thank you to all of you and I wish you happy new year! :D
     
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    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Let us know how it goes. Personally, I don't trust that stuff. IC Diamond for life. :thumbsup:
     
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    Just put some on the die and spread it with the brush. At first they don't really spread and stick to the die, but after a while it will.

    It will stain everything, so be careful not go get it on other surfaces. It stains the copper too, and after applying it if you want to use another TIM you will have to lap the copper.

    Bare-die testing: A delidded 3770k, an H100, and 9 different TIMs - Page 3 - AnandTech Forums

    It's liquid metallic gallium alloy, and it's conductive, so you don't want it touching any pins. Be careful not to get it onto the mainboard too.
     
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    You're a brave soul, Nikos. Good luck... I look forward to seeing how it turns out. Based on the reported results, I have been wanting to try this for a good while. I've heard too many horror stories to get excited about it and I don't want to have to deal with a mess getting it off if I am unhappy with the results.

    In addition to the warnings from kh90123, be aware that it eats up aluminum. Avoid getting it on any part of the heat sink that is made of aluminum.
     
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    Well it's actually not that scary, I did get a few tiny drops here and there, but I wiped them off with tissue.

    Imagine spreading melted solder onto the die. That's how it feels.

    My ICD7 still not here. I am itching to repaste the GPU.
     
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    I look forward to seeing your results Nikos. I'm actually repasting right now with IC7. Half way smoko/coffee break before I put back together.
     
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    I actually read someone melted metal on to die to save some bucks versus buying those liquid metal kit, and it work just fine. He say it is cooler than using paste.
     
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    Reposted both GPU'S and CPU. Easy to do. Works like a charm. Run my GPU's at 900/1300 I hit 68oC on Valley Benchmark. My CPU runs 4.4Ghz. Running the ITU Stress Test, I hit mid 80's.
     
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    Have you experienced what it is like to clean up and repaste yet? Applying it should be a piece of cake. Clean-up issues is the part that is holding me back. I don't want to have to sand that crap off and it makes me worried about how well that will turn out in time.
     
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