Something to think about, liquid metal compatibility with copper heat sinks

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Tishers, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Kana Chan

    Kana Chan Notebook Consultant

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    https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/lapped-my-fx-8350-4-3ghz-oced-temps-lowered-by-9°c.2300800/
    In that thread, the guy managed to get a 5.3C decrease with a mirror finish at equal voltage and this decrease 5.3C also allowed him to further drop the voltage a tiny bit ( and further temp decrease ).
     
  2. Sentinel196

    Sentinel196 Notebook Evangelist

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    What's important to understand is that not all Liquid Metals are the same as each other. Some brands are formulated specifically to retain their performance when the "alloying" effect occurs.

    I did a tonne of my own research into this, as well as speaking to some fot he engineers that actually design the stuff and put together a video explaining he basic science behind it for people to understand without having to go into the really heavy chemistry..... I hope this helps :)

     
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    Funny thing is, no reviewer mentions the CPU being stuck to the copper heatsinks. No mention of the risk of having to pull your cooler with your CPU attached to it.
     
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    With all my experience with liquid metal compared to PGS pads I honestly prefer the pads. LM just isn't worth the risk the added point of failure later down the road and heatsink problems
     
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