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Prolimatech Intros PK-1 Thermal Compound

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  1. btarunr

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    Prolimatech, the Taiwanese manufacturer whose claim to fame has been the Megahalems CPU cooler, introduced its first thermal compound. The PK-1 boasts of some very bold numbers as far as its specifications go. The compound edges past the recently announced Arctic Cooling MX-3 in terms of thermal conductivity, at 10.2 W/m °C. It has a specific gravity of 3.2 g/m³. Each 5 g syringe is bundled with a plastic card that serves as a spatula to spread the compound over the heat source. European e-tailer Caseking.de has it listed for 9.90 Euro.

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    is thermal conductivity everything for a paste?
     
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    Not everything, but at the top. Spreadability (ease of application), longevity and electrical conductance are up there. Oh, and ease of removal & cleaning.

    I hope we see a thermal paste round-up on TPU soon!
     
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    Ease of removing and cleaning? Just take some alcohol and it's off in a second.

    I would say that the performance factors matter, but truly, the difference is a degree or two at this point.
     
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    have faith. some pastes are a nightmare to remove. then again, some TIM's eat aluminium.
     
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    I'll stick to my liquid metal pro, thank you very much
     
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    Indeed, I've found acetone works better than alcohol for AC5

    Forgot about the corrosive ones out there, recall seeing some pretty ugly pictures, like this:

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    does anyone know the thermal conductivity of OCZ Freeze? i've heard it was better than MX-2, AS5, and one of the best TIM's out.
     
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    Best TIM I've ever used...so good I ordered two more tubes. No cure time (or very little) and it does the job very well on the NB compared to that godawful stock crap they pile on the heatsink. :nutkick:

    I ran out a few days ago and got myself a nice deal on a 30g tube of MX-2 ($20)..the idle temps are the same but the load temps are about 1'C higher...that can be down to user error.


    AS5 sucks in my view, I got myself a 5g tube and ended up not bothering using it as the load temps are about 3 - 4'C worst than FreeZe was and its a bitch to clean off once baked. :shadedshu
     
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    Glad to see Prolimatech dishing out a paste with their beast of a cooler.
     
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    Well, corrosive is probably an extreme term. The liquid metal TIM and aluminum don't get along... just another consideration in choosing a TIM.
     
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    Wow, can't wait to get it stateside and check it out. Freeze is pretty good, but my temps have been about 1-2 C lower with mx-2 and about 3C lower with my diamond, which is the best in my opinion.
     
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    I was using GC-2 and what's that .... Chewing gum or something?
     

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