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    automotive coolant for PC watercooling that mixes copper, aluminum, nickel, brass and silicone tubing

    I use automotive coolants and windshield washer fluids for chiller loops mostly. So applying cold, not removing heat. Ethylene glycol is good for -50f even in premix.
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    automotive coolant for PC watercooling that mixes copper, aluminum, nickel, brass and silicone tubing

    Additives doesn't change the coolant type, there's two. That's all my portion of comments was to portray. The additives make up of little difference otherwise. Also the mention of mixed metals and automotive coolants including plastics, has been a thing since day 1. So in a small water loop, I...
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    automotive coolant for PC watercooling that mixes copper, aluminum, nickel, brass and silicone tubing

    We buy bulk at the shop. There's 2 kinds of coolant. Ethalyne glycol and propylene glycol. In fact that's all that's on the refractometer. It does not distinguish between colors. I will enjoy the wrongness. :)
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    automotive coolant for PC watercooling that mixes copper, aluminum, nickel, brass and silicone tubing

    It's just a color. If the coolant is Ethalyne glycol based, that's pretty much it. The color doesn't matter much. Manufacturers color the coolant and try to make it "their special coolant", but little differs other than color.
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    GT 730 Misleading UEFI Support?

    This probably has something to do with the driver firmware in the EFI partition when your operating system was installed, likely with a different make and model card. One idea, create a partition (or a different drive) and install windows fresh (which will create a new EFI partition with proper...
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    I'm in the automotive and diesel industry. So understanding torque and clamping force is a must. There could be a pattern you could try when tightening the screws. Have a look around for torque specs of a certain screw size. If they are spring loaded, you only need to bottom out the screw and...
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    Metals flex and move through time. The heat and cooling causes it.
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    Perhaps the mount was too tight. too loose.... Ambient temps, location, air flow, push out... Generally pastes are hot when first applied, then temps lower after some burn in. So your's is backwards. Mounting then I'd presume.
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    Just look at thermal paste and thermal pad reviews. You'll see a 2-3c gap difference on the top 15 or 20 pastes. It's negligible in most realities. Alternative, lower ambient temps. Or sit in the snow ! :) PM sent. You don't have to edit posts. I quoted them, they won't go away.
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    I'd stick with pastes honestly. Something that has a thicker consistency and wm/k of 8 or more. Heat sink in a lap top is designed to the throttle point. I think 2-5c difference between pastes/pads is where you're at now with your modifications in place.
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    And another thought, paying attention to the thickness would be wise.
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    This is why I come here just a little bit and read mostly. DONT EVER quote me again without putting in the rest of the story. I don't have time for this kind of bullshit. Let me finish the quote FOR you now..... Needs larger cooling apparatus!! That is all. (and probably air flow breathage...
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    The paste application in those pictures look very very decent. Just a touch of push-out and full coverage. My favorite paste of all time (that's seldom reviewed) is Antec Formula 7 diamond nano. And yes on de-lidded chips. Yes it takes etching when wiped across IHS plates. But it has great...
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    If going the pad route for CPU/GPU, which one you would suggest? Coollaboratory vs Innovation Cooling

    Nope. Actually decent. I use the IC diamond nano paste. Got it free from Mr.Scott. Tough and thick. I actually use a little space heater to warm the paste so application is easier. Have also applied it to lid-less PGA 2700X and the like (cause I like to delid shit), but seems to work pretty...
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