[Video Tutorial] How to repaste laptop with liquid metal to reduce CPU temperatures

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  1. Jordanator88

    Jordanator88 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Mr. Fox, I was wondering if you could give me the name or link to your video showing the differences between these liquid metals? I could not find it on your Youtube channel MrFoxRox.
     
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Hi Bro. I saw your post on my YouTube channel making reference to this thread.

    The only video I can identify with a comparison of three different thermal pastes was this one.



    This was not a comparison of 3 different liquid metal pastes. I think my post in January of 2017 in this thread might have been poorly worded. If that is the case, I apologize for not being clearer in what I was saying. I cannot remember doing a video comparing multiple brands of liquid metal. Perhaps I did and cannot remember, but I looked through my library and did not identify a video like that.

    My opinion of liquid metal has changed over time. What you quoted above is no longer my opinion. CLU used to be the best. It was thicker and less likely to run or drip. They changed the composition of it and that is no longer the case. Phobya Liquid Metal, Liquid Ultra and Liquid Pro are thinner and runnier than Conductonaut. I now recommend Conductonaut above the other liquid metal options.
     
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    Marlon Estella Notebook Guru

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    Great video and conversation.
    But I have a question regarding longevity.
    I just purchased a gaming laptop and I plan on repasting with CLU. I'm planning on keeping the laptop long-term, and even if properly applied and not needing to repaste often, I'm worried about how long the heatsinks will last.
    Do you guys have any input?
     
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Heat sinks do not typically wear out as they have no moving parts. As long as the gas in the heat pipes does not seep out they will last many years. The bigger question for every laptop owner is will their machine have a heat sink that fits well and designed properly. There seems to be a trend toward a "heat sink lottery" that is sometimes harder to win than the silicon lottery.
     
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    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    This indeed.
    Alienwares have warped heatsinks and improper thermal pad thickness that cause high core temp differentials (bad contact pressure on the side of the heatsink close to the VRM area), and MSI has outrageously convex heatsinks. They use a gigantic thermal stamp by "Lairdtech". The heatsinks are mass produced and the exact same heatsink main block is used on the GT72VR, GT73VR, GT75VR and the 6 core GT75, with the only differences (GT73VR and GT75VR heatsink/radiators are identical), being the heatpipes or heatpipe positions. (the GT75 version has an extra heatpipe going from the main CPU radiator to a sub radiator that is sharing space with the GPU VRM radiator). But you can bet your buns they are as convex as ever.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Not the only reason, bruh. You forgot the TRIPOD heatsink design. It will never be perfect even pressure with only 3 legs. Have you seen any desktop MB/Heatsink with 3 or less mounting fasteners? A bad heatsink design for use with Liquid metal.
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    And the brand New TRIPOD heatsink for AW's new Coffee lake models ain't much better!!
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  7. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    Thats what I've been recommending for the last 2 years or so.
     
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    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    looks like the N150SD or N170 series...
    is it ?


    (h I see, it's an Alienware, but very similar)

    yeah you can NOT use LM on these, the tripod will not make perfect contact, infact you might want to simply use ICD7 as the thermal compound, seriously, because it's thicker. Thinner pastes like TX-4 from Tuniq, Gelid Extreme, Grizzly's Kryonout - will not work well.
     
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    Any tips on applying LM on Aorus X9 DT?
     
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