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Expensive thermal paste is a complete waste!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by newtekie1, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. danwat1234

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    Mine dried up completely within 1 year installed. Had to use a razor blade and sanding paper to remove the application. There is no aluminum in the heatsink so it wasn't corrosion that caused it. The remaining in the tube is still a liquid of course.
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    pro and ultra are the same almost, since i had some i spilled on my desk and its been there over a year and its still perfectly liquid.

    this is the details off that ultra, goes the same for pro i think i saw, not detailed however but both leads electric current and melts at 8 Centigrades,
    just heat it up and u can separate it 8 degrees celsius, same goes for me with my ln2 block :roll:
    also its impossible to dry up, its 100% alloy,
    also it doesn't corrode anything, it makes aluminium soft as butter as gallium loves to do that,
    taking it off aluminium as panic does not help as it goes into the metal, but it needs around 30 minutes depending the size of the block,
    example if u put it on a car engine it would go into the aluminium and make it insanely alot weaker, it might even given in on itself
    if you have a aluminium engine ofc like alot of race cars does and newer car models,
    it doesnt need much but theres a math label i got somewhere

    it contains
    Chemical characterization:
    Alloy of the metal components gallium, indium, rhodium, silver, zinc and stannous, bismuth;
    suspended in a graphite-copper matrix
    .
    Contents materials: GALLIUM CAS-Nr.: 7440-55-3 EG-Nr.: 231-163-8

    pH-value (20 °C) not applicable
    Melting point (°C) 8°C
    Boiling point (°C) > 1350 °C
    Inflammability (°C) not applicable
    flash point (°C) not applicable
    Vapour pressure (°C) <10-8Torr bei 500 °C
    Density (g/cm3) 6,85g/cm3
    bulk density (kg/m3) not applicable
    Solubility in water ( 20°C in g/l) insoluble
    Solubility in organic solvents insoluble
    dynamic viscosity
    (mPa s/20° C)
    0,0018
    lower explosion limit not applicable
    upper explosion limit not applicable
    Electrically conductivity 7,28*106 S/m

    source: http://www.coollaboratory.com/pdf/safetydatasheet_liquid_ultra_englisch.pdf
    on detail 9.2

    as a note i noticed it has alot of graphite in it, thats why its better than the diamond paste
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  3. GreiverBlade

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    personal lubrication??? wtf? :wtf: ewwwww i just hope its the upper side personal lubrication... :roll::D
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    who doesn't use it! :laugh:
    that should been the next poll on the TPU site :roll:
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    indeed ... and for adding thermal crap to it ... : NEVER EVER IN ETERNITY USE Spire Bluefrost...

    oh it lowered th temp of my X4 955BE from 5c but totally not worth it against other past ... i think i re order myself a tube of AC MX4 (i mean 5c from the pre applied corsair H60 pad ... MX4 give me 9-10c on the last test but with 5 rig needing a Thermal past change i ran out before doing the main rig and my supplier had only Spire Thermal past)

    Spire BlueWorst that is
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    never even heard of that paste
    use butter! its the best :roll:
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    The official specs for the Spire Bluefrost says: "BlueFrost
    thermal compound will begin to function at its optimum potential, after
    a gradual increase in heat-dissipation, approximately 168 hours
    after initial application".

    I am not defending Spire - never used it - just for info :)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    for me i am tried mx4 and see there is a bit of performance over mx-2 so i am stick with mx-4
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i use cheap ass 20$ CM one.
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    I went from Arctic MX-2 to IC Diamond 24 carat, and I noticed idle temps were the same but at load, I was getting 4 Celsius better on my gpu and about 3 Celsius better on my cpu after a few days of testing/burn in.

    Got it for $15 free ship no tax off platinum micro, best $15 I ever spent. :)

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