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There's also IC Graphite HC which is practically the same thing but much cheaper.

I tried that before I think was $11 on Amazon, made me temps hotter by 4 celsius from what I remember so I decided to not use it and went back to paste. Not near as high quality as Thermly Grizzly stuff though I am sure.

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I tried that before I think was $11 on Amazon, made me temps hotter by 4 celsius from what I remember so I decided to not use it and went back to paste. Not near as high quality as Thermly Grizzly stuff though I am sure.

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While your point is fair, the purpose of thermal pads is ease of use and lack of the messy experience of pastes. This can be VERY useful for users that frequently swap out parts and want to avoid the frequent mess. With pads, a user will not get ultimate thermal performance, but it is still very good. For most use-case-scenarios, a user will not see or feel any difference.
 
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While your point is fair, the purpose of thermal pads it easy of use and lack of the messy experience of pastes. This can be VERY useful for users that frequently swap out parts and want to avoid the frequent mess. With pads, a user will not get ultimate thermal performance, but it is still very good. For most use-case-scenarios, a user will not see or feel any difference.

yeah, I might try the kryosheet when I upgrade to 8800x3d late next year. :)
 
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ty I did not realize this. I def may give this a try or kryosheet when I get my 8800x3d or 9900x3d someday, which I am aiming to be a 7 or 8 year purchase for me. so single use is fine by me. (haven't decided which one, but one of those will be my long term builds)
 
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Benchmark Scores They're pretty good, nothing crazy.
There's also IC Graphite HC which is practically the same thing but much cheaper.
It’s supposed to be quite a bit worse performance due to orientation of Graphene, might pick some up and do some testing.
 
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It’s supposed to be quite a bit worse performance due to orientation of Graphene, might pick some up and do some testing.
There's already been testing. A number of YouTubers use them and like them. They don't complain about the performance.
 
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There's already been testing. A number of YouTubers use them and like them. They don't complain about the performance.
Carbonaut and graphite HC are on the same level - kryosheet performs better than both.
 

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I figured I would post a shot of how I set up my TIM.. I don’t think I have done that before.. it looks a bit thin.. and it is, but there is enough for full coverage once the cooler is mounted.

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there is enough for full coverage once the cooler is mounted.

Nicely done, it seems your TIM is a bit better spreadable then the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme I used.
 
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Carbonaut and graphite HC are on the same level - kryosheet performs better than both.
Fair enough, but it can't be by much. There are limitations involved.

I figured I would post a shot of how I set up my TIM.. I don’t think I have done that before.. it looks a bit thin.. and it is, but there is enough for full coverage once the cooler is mounted.

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That's about how I do it. I use a bit less and spread it out thinner, but still.
 

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@phanbuey does kryosheet work just as good whether its AIO or big heatsink? or does it work better on one vs the other. asking because I may be using my 360mm AIO I have in storage when I upgrade to 8800x3d.
 
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Still no indium users (which is also conductive)

Sure there are. I recently went from Conductanaut to Conductanaut Extreme on both CPU and GPU.
 

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Sure there are. I recently went from Conductanaut to Conductanaut Extreme on both CPU and GPU.

what temp drops did you see by doing this? for both cpu and gpu? just curious


regarding the kryosheet, looks like it matches paste exactly. kryosheet is probably worth the move for me, in both gpu and cpu, never have to worry about mess again and will last me a life time most likely.

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Sure there are. I recently went from Conductanaut to Conductanaut Extreme on both CPU and GPU.
What difference did you experience?
what temp drops did you see by doing this? for both cpu and gpu? just curious


regarding the kryosheet, looks like it matches paste exactly. kryosheet is probably worth the move for me, in both gpu and cpu, never have to worry about mess again and will last me a life time most likely.

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Hmm. Thinking I might have to try Kryosheets out..
 
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what temp drops did you see by doing this? for both cpu and gpu? just curious


regarding the kryosheet, looks like it matches paste exactly. kryosheet is probably worth the move for me, in both gpu and cpu, never have to worry about mess again and will last me a life time most likely.

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It really does - it's almost no difference from paste (except for the part where it doesnt dry) it can also handle 13700k and 4090 GPU heat so it's usable on higher end gear.
 
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what temp drops did you see by doing this? for both cpu and gpu? just curious
What difference did you experience?

Honestly? Probably around 1°C going from regular to Conductanaut Extreme. To be fair I just had too little of the regular stuff left and needed to buy more anyway, so I just went with extreme since it was there to be had.

However, in terms of liquid metal vs e.g. Kryonaut Extreme, which I used to use, we're talking an improvement of 4-5°C. I've got no specific pre/post numbers or anything for you though, as I never make a note of these things.
 
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Honestly? Probably around 1°C going from regular to Conductanaut Extreme. To be fair I just had too little of the regular stuff left and needed to buy more anyway, so I just went with extreme since it was there to be had.
Ok, fair enough.
However, in terms of liquid metal vs e.g. Kryonaut Extreme, which I used to use, we're talking an improvement of 4-5°C.
That seems about right.
I've got no specific pre/post numbers or anything for you though, as I never make a note of these things.
No worries, no one here will call you a liar or anything silly like that. It's all good. I asked out of curiosity, no implications intended.
 

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I use a bit less and spread it out thinner, but still
Looks are a little deceiving, any thinner in any direction would leave bare IHS behind :D

But yeah.. thats pretty much it.. the same as everyone elses, just a lil different :D

Pardon my grammar mistakes. Autocorrect in not working on this windows install at all. It gives the furthest from the truth responses.. and I am a lazy keyboarder :)
 
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Sure there are. I recently went from Conductanaut to Conductanaut Extreme on both CPU and GPU.

I meant pure indium sheets, not as an alloy.

Indium is a soft metal that does not melt till 157°C
 

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Indium is a soft metal that does not melt till 157°C
157c is probably the most a CPU can take without damaging it, thus why it's used. Lead free solder needs over 200c to melt, some even 240 or so.
 
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No worries, no one here will call you a liar or anything silly like that.

So I've noticed. A nice change from regular forums, if a bit weird at times. Not that I really care what imaginary internet people call me, you know.

I meant pure indium sheets, not as an alloy.

Ah. Does *anybody* use that and can it in fact be used successfully, given its melting point and material properties?
 
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