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Thermal Conductivity of material for CPU Cooler

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by bear2790, Dec 21, 2010.

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    nice info link ... thanks
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    i just read it, but i still dont get it why diamond? its not material that conductive, maybe its coz its expensive :respect:
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I read an article a bunch of years ago about diamond GPU's and manufacturing diamonds, it was pretty interesting.
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    If you're considering using diamond as a thermal interface material why not go one notch more insane and use graphene?

    From wikipedia entry on graphene:
    At worst graphene is twice as thermally conductive as diamond and at best it's an order of magnitude better! :eek:
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    although its kinda promising, i guess it wont applied much on short time :D
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    sounds way too close to carbon nano tubes which are just way to expensive to make it to retail. OCZ made a demo model and it showed great promise, issue was it would cost customers like $400 for a CPU cooler. (just a guess on pricing, but you get the idea)
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    Thermal paste doesn't really matter, unless you care about the 2*C difference. I like MX-2 because it's non-conductive, lasts forever and is easy to clean up after. It does have good conductivity too, but that's just a bonus IMO, as said before the temp difference is minimal... I use it because of the former features.
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    After running water cooling for a couple years now Nd trying different pastes, the die to IHS on a cpu is more of the limiting factor than most paste. I have yet to see my gpu core report over 5c more than ambient temps, despite being after the cpu in the loop. The cpu runs from 5-10 over constantly.
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    Completely agree with this statement. When I play with the TEC setup I have, I can change both pastes, between the IHS and the core, and the IHS and the cooler. If I run AS5 under and a good paste over it, it doesn't do as well as if I used the better paste on both sides of the IHS.

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