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

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  1. Raidriar

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    Echos my reasoning exactly
     
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    If you do it right, and there is a minimum of physical flex that can pop the join between the CPU/heatsink open to the air, many TIM's can last many years.

    An Asus M3A78-T hosted AMD 9950 Black 125w with a Noctua NH-U12P in Push-Pull that I put on with AS5 or NT-DH1 in 2007, is still idling at 26c and topping out in the high 30c to low 40c under load at 2.8 ghz.

    It's amazing how well things work when you put them together with care the first time :)
     
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    I know I don't ever want to use anything else ever again. Nothing works better for TIM. To be clear, it's not dangerous to use unless the user is a dangerous person. The careless or haphazard type that likes to run with scissors, uses a kitchen knife for a screwdriver, or has a special gift of breaking everything they put their hands on probably shouldn't use it.
     
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    I know that the cpu heatsink in my AW17 is in perfect condition. Basically much better for a lasting result. If you have an uneven / warped heasink, the result will last shorter. This is one of the main problems, and many people will fail with CLU because of this.
     
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    Thanks for starting the liquid metal craze. It's still going strong.
     
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    Only big changes is Grizzly Conductonaut and Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra has changed the composition(more watery). But only choice. Liquid metal in any form, chape or brand is a Hell lot better than conventional thermal paste!!!
     
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